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Certificate Series Directory MPUG Certificate Series Overview The MPUG Certificate online series covers the new and improved features and usage of all versions of Microsoft Project and Server, Project Portfolio Management Masterclass, Scheduling, Reporting, Project Management with Microsoft Project Essentials, and Project Management with Sharepoint Essentials. Topics introduced through the series will also be supported…

Project Server 2010 on Windows 8 Consumer Preview

This exclusive article for the MPUG Newsletter describes how to install and configure the Microsoft 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine using the new Windows 8 Consumer Preview release. This approach provides an exciting and responsive alternative to installing a separate bootable partition with Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. In this article:…

How to Use Free Analyst Reports to Build Your Case for Microsoft Project

If you’re ever in the position of needing to sell your senior executives on the idea of using Microsoft products for your project and portfolio management (PPM) work, take a lesson from Microsoft itself: Exploit the contents of analyst reports. Recently, for example, Arpan Shah, the director of the Microsoft Project business crowed about his…

High-flying Jumpstart: Cloud-based Project Management

Microsoft Project Server 2010, described as “a landmark release” by Gartner in the IT research company’s latest assessment of project and portfolio management (PPM) applications, is nonetheless a highly complex application. Few organizations have the resources internally to get the enterprise project management system up and running effectively on premises. The implementation obstacle is compounded…

Arpan Shah, Head of Microsoft Project Product Management, Discusses Service Pack 1

Later this month Microsoft will be releasing its first service pack for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. Included in that collection of updates, enhancements, and fixes will be at least 200 specifically for Microsoft Project Standard 2010, Project Professional 2010, and Project Server 2010. SP1, as it’s called, will also roll up all previously released…

Tips for Taking the Microsoft Project 2010 Certification Exam

Pop quiz! What type of task should you create in Microsoft Project 2010 so that the Start date, Finish date, and Duration of the task don’t change automatically? A: Auto Scheduled B: Fixed Units, Non-Effort Driven C: Manually Scheduled D: Fixed Units, Effort Driven Are you able to answer this question correctly? If so, you’re…

Chapter Spotlight: 4 Questions with Madison’s Wendy Anderson

Along with Alan Decker and Todd Peterson, Wendy Anderson helps lead one of MPUG’s newest chapters, located in Madison, WI. Here, Anderson, a senior project management consultant at Alliant Energy, also based in Madison, recently shared her chapter’s secrets for holding nimble meetings. Madison recently tried out a “lite” chapter meeting format. What’s that about…

Ask the Experts: Configuring the Project Server 2010 Enterprise Global Template

Olga from Chicago asks: I want to create customized views, tables, groupings, and filters to be used by project managers who are the users of Microsoft Project Server 2010. The objects should be pushed to all of the project managers when they open Project 2010 Professional when connected to the Project server. How would I…

MPUG Mega-Guide for Learning Project 2010

Wondering how to start working with Project 2010, whether Professional, Standard, or Server? This MPUG mega-guide provides links to sources on this site and the Microsoft site that you’ll want to check out to help you start the journey. Microsoft Project 2010 Feature Rally We asked 12 of our favorite Microsoft Project experts to share…

Microsoft Project 2010 Feature Rally: No More ActiveX!

Microsoft Project Server 2010 has many new features, abilities, and enhancements that make it a great product. However, one modification to the 2010 version could go unnoticed: ActiveX controls are no longer part of Project Server. What’s ActiveX? It’s a function or control that adds functionality to Project. In the case of Project Server 2007,…

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