Tips and Tricks: Modify the baseline in Project 2007

Change is inevitable. Adding new tasks to a project that has already been approved and baselined can be troublesome—to you and stakeholders. But don’t fret. You don’t need to set a new baseline to take into account the new tasks. Just update the old baseline. To modify the baseline that has already been set, do…

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Display the Project Summary Task by Default

We’ve heard requests from some users that they want the Project Summary Task to be on by default.  Currently in Project, you can turn this on but it is a per-project setting and not an application setting.  (To turn this on go to Tools – Options – View tab)  To turn it on by default…

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You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

We’ve had a number of good questions come in.  I thought it would be helpful to share these and the answers.  Enjoy! –Treb Timesheet Question: Which is true?  Case 1:  Does the assigned timesheet manager approve all tasks in the timesheet (for example, project tasks as well as administrative time tasks) OR Case 2:  Does…


What happened to the URL at the bottom of my alerts?

They’re gone?  Yes, it’s true.  They’ve been removed in the 2007 release from all alerts and reminders.  Why?  We had several reports where providing this link to the end user to navigate to PWA was creating problems.  The base issue was which url is correct for a given user? For example, you have a system…


Programming Update

I wanted to let the regular readers of this blog about a change in blog stewardship.  GOOD LUCK!Lidiane has relocated to Boston from Redmond for personal reasons and has joined another Microsoft team there.  We wish her well and thank her for her great work on Project 2007 and the Project blog.  As a result, she…


Reporting Database Documentation Published

If you are interested in writing reports over the Project Server 2007 reporting database, Jim Corbin has published some documentation on the database.  You can find it here:  http://blogs.msdn.com/project_programmability/archive/2006/12/05/reporting-database-diagrams.aspx


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…

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