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Brian Smith

About: Brian Smith

Brian Smith is a Senior Support Escalation Engineer in the Microsoft CSS in the Project Support team. He has supported Project and Project Server since the 2002 version, including the Beta programs for 2007 and 2010, and is looking forward to supporting the new Project!

All Articles and Webinars by Brian Smith

Webinar: Project Support – and what’s coming next

Written on October 5, 2015, by

Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Technical Project Management talent triangle category. If you are claiming this session, you must submit it to your MPUG Webinar History after it has been completed in its entirety. This is a recording of the MPUG Seattle…

User Synchronization to Project Sites in Server 2010 vs 2013

Written on January 6, 2015, by

This article looks at some slight behavior differences between Project Server 2010 and Project Server 2013 regarding user synchronization to project sites. One key part of this change should be taken into account when migrating – as there is one 2010 setting that no longer has UI to change it – and if it is…

Project Server 2013: Project Sites, Alternate Access Mapping and Themes

Written on March 5, 2013, by

This article first came about following an issue spotted by one of our MVP’s, Hans Hoet of Ordina, Belgium.  There are a couple of issues that are worth being aware of relating to the automatic provisioning of project sites when you create a new plan from the Project Center in Project Web App (PWA). The first issue relates to the…

When Your Project Server Queue Slows Down

Written on October 17, 2012, by

There can be many different reasons why a queue in Project Server might not be processing as fast as you would like. After listing a few of them,I will go into detail on one condition we have seen with a few different customers now, under some different scenarios. All of these are equally as applicable…

Project Server 2010: Things to Note, and Avoid, as You Start the 2010 Journey

Written on April 30, 2010, by

Unless you have been living in a cave, you will have heard that May 2010 sees the virtual launch of Office 2010. But I thought Id take a few minutes to prepare the scene.I know you will read the wealth of documentation we have up on the TechNet Project Server 2010 TechCenter, but sometimes our…

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