Using the updated ChangeXML utility for Statusing

The Statusing methods in the Project Server Interface (PSI) in Microsoft Project Server 2010 enable one user to read, submit, and update assignment and task status for another user, without resorting to impersonation. In the Project Server 2007 SDK, the How to: Generate ChangeXML for Statusing Updates article shows how to generate the changeXml parameter…


Where in the SDK are the Visio diagrams for the RDB?

The Project 2007 SDK download includes E-R diagrams of the major tables and views in the Project Server Reporting database. The Project 2010 SDK download does not include the Visio diagrams, although it does have the new RDB_Field_Selector.xls tool, along with the Project2010_ReportingDB.chm schema reference. You can easily create database diagrams by using either Visio…


Update of Project 2010 SDK–Online and Download

The Project 2010 SDK download and the MSDN online release are both updated. The updates have the same URLs as previous releases: SDK Online: SDK Download: When you install the download, it adds links in the Start menu, under Microsoft SDKs\Project 2010 SDK. Project Developer Center: New conceptual / how-to topic: How…


IE9 Jump List for Project Server

Alex Burton, a Project MVP in Australia, wrote a blog post, Creating a Internet Explorer 9 Jump List for Project Server. Very handy and easy to deploy by a Project Server administrator, to be available to any PWA user with IE9 who pins the PWA landing page to the Windows 7 taskbar.


Security in Project Server 2010–What about Custom Permissions?

SharePoint Server 2010 handles user authentication through claims processing, which is a new feature for SharePoint and Project Server. SharePoint handles both Windows authentication and Forms authentication for Project Server users. For authorization, you can use the ReadResourceAuthorization and SetResourceAuthorization methods in the Resource service of the PSI. Because you probably don’t often change security…


Project 2010 SDK Update–January 2011

  The Project 2010 SDK is updated for MSDN online. See Project 2010 SDK Documentation. New topics include the following: How to: Modify the Ribbon in PWA Using the ProjTool Test Application in Project Server 2010 Project Server Cache Synchronization There are also many new and updated descriptions in the Project Server API reference. Plus,…


How to: Modify the Ribbon in PWA

Note:  For the updated article, see How to: Modify the Ribbon in PWA in the Project 2010 SDK. The attached file includes the complete Visual Studio 2010 solution. The attached file includes an article that shows how to develop and deploy a SharePoint feature that adds a Close Project button to the Project Details…


OLP Sample Code for Project Server 2010

The Object Link Provider (OLP) in Project Server 2010 enables the management of the Project-specific lists in a project site (issues, risks, deliverables, documents, and custom lists) and integration of the SharePoint lists with Project Server. The OLP  has the same functionality as in Project Server 2007; however, you can use Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)…


New SharePoint Developer Team Blog

Because Project Server 2010 is deeply integrated with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint is a key part of development for Project Server. The new SharePoint Developer Team Blog combines many SharePoint-related blogs into one. To subscribe, the URL is easy to remember:


ProjTool for Project Server 2010

Note: For the updated article, see Using the ProjTool Test Application in Project Server 2010 in the Project 2010 SDK. The attached file includes the ProjTool application and the complete Visual Studio 2010 solution. The ProjTool test application was introduced in the Microsoft Office Project 2007 SDK. Many developers found it useful for creating, examining, and changing data…