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Tag Archives: Microsoft Project Server

Managing Projects with SharePoint

Certificate Series Directory Managing Projects with SharePoint Overview: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 has been in market for over 3 years with over 120 million users. Amazing really. The Microsoft SharePoint 2010 release included a new task list that synchronizes with Microsoft Project, extending the capabilities of both SharePoint and Project to manage work and projects.  Then…

Using Cost Resources: Best Practice

Cost resources are a very useful feature of Project (and also therefore of Project Server), but there is at least one rule you need to follow.   Rather than telling you how to use cost resources, please read the following Microsoft excerpt to see why costs and resources really don’t mix on the same task….

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Project Portfolio Management

Certificate Series Directory Project Portfolio Management Driving project performance is not only about “doing projects right” it is about “doing the right projects”. Yet doing the right projects is more than simply individual project selection, rather it is about how the organization manages the entire mix of the business’s portfolio of projects. It is about…

Milwaukee Metro Area Gets New MPUG Local Chapter

The Milwaukee Metro area gets its own chapter of MPUG in January thanks to the efforts of Claude Scher of brewer MillerCoors, who hopes to foster a network of local professionals who will share their experiences of working with Microsoft Project. The first meeting is on January 15 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at Microsoft’s office…

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:…

Project Options You Want to Know About

When I teach a Microsoft Project or Project Server class, it’s often the Project Options that gather audience interest early on. Most of the Options below relate to simple user interface conveniences, but they can really improve usability to otherwise generic out-of-the-box configurations. Please note this article focuses on Microsoft Project 2010 and will provide…

Microsoft Community Leader Awards

What sets the Microsoft Project Community apart? Those individuals who are willing to stand out and take the time to share what they’ve learned with others. MPUG community leaders turn what could be just another product information site into a vibrant user community.For that reason, MPUG and Microsoft were proud to present the second annual…

Ask the Experts: A Successful EPM Implementation Has More than Technology

Jim from Denver asks: My management has asked me to implement Microsoft Project Server and to have 500 people entering time by the end of the month to get resource allocations. We have installed the software. What do I need to do to accomplish this? Ellen answers: Wow! That is quite a requirement — and…

Change Management during a Project Server Implementation

In general, an implementation of Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) is done to replace or supplement the existing the project management and resource management systems and processes.This kind of change impacts most, if not all, levels of the organization,especially, the end users who have to live the “new life” after the implementation. In this scenario,…

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