Tied Mode between Timesheet & My Tasks Solution Starter


An new version of the popular Tied Mode between Timesheet & My Tasks solution starter was published on CodePlex today:

Project Server 2007 Timesheet Tied-Mode Service and Event: http://www.codeplex.com/AutoStatusService

This new version give you the ability to import saved Timesheets into My Task in an asynchronous manner. For instance all TS imports could be scheduled during off peak hour at night for instance.

The functionality is the same as the initial solution starter; how and when the updates are processed is what changed. This new version significantly improves the timesheet queue throughput as well as the overall system stability by reducing the load on Statusing.

A special thank you to Mike Shughrue and Steven Haden from the EPM WW COE for creating and testing this solution starter. 

If you are aware of any useful tools/solutions for Project and Portfolio Server 2007 and you would like to share them with the community via CodePlex please send me an email.

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Q: Is the tool supported?

A: There is no support in terms of CSS/PSS. We expect the support being a CodePlex community effort. Please note that the customization code uses standard supported web service calls available out of the box in EPM2007.

Q: Is the tool free?

A: Yes.

Q: Can I distribute the tool and the source code to customers and partners?

A: Customers and Partners can use both. Please point them to CodePlex as they have to agree on the license terms

Q: Can a partner distribute the tool and code as is?

A: No, but he can point his customer to the website to download it, so he makes sure that the customer agrees with the license terms.

Q: Can a customer install the customization and use it?

A: Yes the customer can, but he/she is responsible for testing it and running it.

Q: Can I suggest changes to it?

A: Yes, join the CodePlex community or send us an email: epmssdev@microsoft.com

Q: Will this tool be distributed in other ways (i.e. DVDs)?

A: No.

Q: What skills do I need to modify or change the tool?

A: C#, Project Server Interface, and a good understanding of the EPM 2007 data schema.

Q: I’m trying to modify the code and do have questions. Who do I ask?

A: Go to the Discussions forums on CodePlex.

Q: What are all the EPM projects released on CodePlex?

A. Check this: http://www.codeplex.com/Project/ProjectDirectory.aspx?ProjectSearchText=epm


Christophe Fiessinger

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