Project Server – Outlook Integration

The Program Manager in Outlook (Melissa) and one of our Program Managers here in Project (Jon) collaborated on a post explaining the integration between Project Server and Outlook in this release. These posts go into nice detail about how you can manage your tasks directly from Outlook. This is an especially important feature for team…


Beta 2 Technical Refresh Download Links

Get the lastest versions of Project 2007 below:  Project 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh   Project Server 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh   All other Office 2007 downloads:


Beta 2 Technical Refresh – Web Cast Recording

Recording of the Beta2 TR installation webcast is available!  To view it, go to:, enter the following details: Your name:  <Your name> Recording ID:  2Q2N7P Recording Key:  rg+SJG5DX   Sometimes the playback does not start immediately or stops mid-way – please try the steps above again, it may be a transient problem.  

Installing Project Server 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh

[I am updating this post with more specific information – including webcast tomorrow]   How to install Project Server 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh (Beta 2 TR) ?   Important:  Read this message carefully and completely before you apply the Beta 2 TR Update/Patch   The Beta 2 Technical Refresh release is an incremental revision…


Project Server Data Migration – Cheat Sheet

Data Migration can be a long difficult progress. In Project 2007 we made a lot of investiments to make this process a lot smoother for users.   This post provides a list of quick steps to migrate your Project Server 2003 data into Project Server 2007. I’ve done it several times and it works well….


New Templates in Project 2007

There is a vast number projects being managed in the world and many Project Managers may not be aware of how they could use Project to help them manage these projects. Templates are a way to help Project Managers get started with Project. The goal of the templates is to give you an idea of…


How do I register to get a beta copy of Project 2007?

Many of you have asked me about how to get access Project 2007 Preview version. We are currently planning on releasing a Beta this Spring.  This release will be public and you can register to receive a copy at the Microsoft Office Preview site.   Keep in mind that this is a Beta release and…


Data Migration Test Program

For those of you who already read Treb Gatte’s blog, this is no big news. We have started a new program to test migration from Project Server 2003 to Project Server 2007. Our main goal is to get a good range of test coverage for mitigration to make the process as smooth as possible to…


Tracking changes in Project 2007

I apologize to readers for the delay in posting a new topic. The last few weeks have been busy for us in the product team as we start to get our Beta 2 build completed. The release will be in late spring and I’ll have a dedicated post on how that will work, for those…


Migrating from Project Server 2003 to Project Server 2007

Project Server 2007 is a major release that involves fundamental architectural changes.  It is vital that you plan the migration carefully and meticulously – and we have a migration guide in Beta1 (and are planning on an updated one in Beta2) that would help you with that.  We strongly encourage you to migrate your Project Server 2003…