Microsoft Project Conference 2012 Session Recordings Are Live!

Today we’re excited to share all session recordings from Project Conference 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona with the greater Project community. Over 1250 people from 44 countries made the trip–75% for the very first time. The week featured 94 handpicked sessions with 20 delivered by customers eager to share their experiences. Many sessions were standing room only…

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Actual Work Best Practices Documentation Now Available

One of the most important aspects of any Project Server implementation is the ability to accurately record and report on actual work values when they are submitted by resources. The desire to ensure that the integrity of actual work, or “actuals”, is maintained within Project Server is one of the most critical customer requests. When…


Impress the family: Make Thanksgiving Day a success with Project 2010

Brian Kennemer over at Deltabahn, a Microsoft Partner specializing in Project Server deployment consulting, recently updated his Thanksgiving dinner project plan and we wanted to share it with you all. You can download the .mpp file here. This is just a guide, but a great example of how flexible the tool can be and how it can be used…

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Microsoft Project Conference 2012 Call for Content Now Open

Microsoft Project Conference 2012 is the premiere Microsoft-led event to share Project and Portfolio Management best practices and connect with your peers from around the globe. Project Conference will be held in Phoenix, Arizona on March 19 – 22, 2012. Do you have best practices you would like to share on Microsoft’s Project Portfolio Management…


Tips and Tricks: Work offline from Project Server

There are a number of reasons why you might want to work offline from Project Server. One, you might want to work on a project while flying across the country (but don’t take your eyes off the instrument panel). Two, the network you are using goes down unexpectedly while you’re are in the middle of…

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Wrangling with the Timeline

The new Timeline in Project 2010 has become an very popular way to present Project information quickly and attractively. Problem is, you can get a little carried away putting all your tasks on the Timeline, and then have trouble selecting only a few tasks to copy into another program, like PowerPoint or Word. Here is…

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Tips and Tricks: Out with the old menus and in with the new ribbon

Can’t find your favorite Project 2007 menu commands on the new ribbon for Project 2010? Now you have a clever tool that maps the old menus with the new look. Click here, and then click the Project Guide. An interactive guide will start that displays Project 2007. Choose a command on any of the menus,…

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Tips and Tricks: Deleting summary tasks

One nice thing about summary tasks is that changes to them get reflected (or “rolled down”) to their subtasks. This is fine if you want to move summary tasks around, because all the subtasks move with them. But if you want to delete a summary task, then all the subtasks (and any subtasks under those…

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Tips and Tricks: See work at a glance with the Calendar View

Whether chiseled onto ancient stone walls, or hung from your kitchen wall, calendars are often the preferred way to view the progress  of events, tasks, and even entire projects. So, too, with the Calendar view in Project 2007 and Project 2010. If you need project information presented in an attractive and efficient way, then take…

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Tips and Tricks: Changing Constraints Back to Normal

Now you’ve done it. You created a number of tasks in Project 2007 using start dates that you entered manually. Or maybe someone handed you a schedule with many “Must Start On” constraints applied to tasks. Unless you have a good reason to use non-default constraints or manually entered dates on tasks, it is best…

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