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Grouping Projects by Month in Project Server 2010

Grouping projects by their month of finish Microsoft Project Server offers users many different views to resume projects in the Project Center area. Each one of these views is dedicated to organize the information accordingly with its subject,  allowing users to understand their portfolio from different angles. In addition, Microsoft Project Server allows users to…

Compatibility

Collin Quiring of PMP Specialists presented the topic of compatibility between the 2003, 2007, 2010 versions of Microsoft Project and Project Server. He really nailed down features of the 2010 versions that are not used if the file is opened in either 2007 or the 2003 version. Compatibility is a very important feature to consider,…

When Your Project Server Queue Slows Down

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…

Using SharePoint Document ID Feature in Project Server 2010

Summary SharePoint 2010 introduced a new feature called “Document ID.” This feature allows SharePoint to assign unique IDs to documents in a site collection, which helps in content management scenarios. Project Server 2010 Site Hierarchy Microsoft Project Server 2010 application can be configured in different topologies. This document assumes that there are two web applications…

11 Reasons You Should Attend the Microsoft Project Conference

If you’re immersed in Microsoft Project and Project Server for your work, you’ll definitely want to head to Microsoft’s Phoenix bash, the Microsoft Project Conference 2012taking placeMarch 19-22. Here are 11 reasons to attend: 1. You’ve been working with Project 2010 for a year or two now, and it’s time to take your usage to…

What You Need to Know about Project Server 2010 Service Pack 1, Part 1

The release of Service Pack 1 for Project Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint marks a major milestone in the product development lifecycle. All fixes prior to the June 2011 Cumulative Update (CU) are included in SP1. In addition, there are some key enhancements included in SP1 that users will appreciate, from new browser support to…

Ask the Experts: Is Microsoft Project Overkill? And the Task Inspector Equivalent

Question: In my federal government agency, some have considered Microsoft Project to manage planning and scheduling for service operations. I suspect that it’s not the right tool for non-project work like day-to-day operations. I suspect that managers, team leads, and supervisors would be better served by enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, but, I’m not sure…

Focusing on Deliverables, Not Just the Schedule

As project managers we’re often so focused on the project plan, schedule, and budget, we forget what the ultimate goal of the project is to begin with. When a senior leader comes along and says, “Oh, by the way, while you’re in there doing those activities, can you add this one on too?” we evaluate…

Keeping Your Project Schedules Updated by the Team without Microsoft Project

The Project 2010 feature that’s my personal favorite is called “Sync to SharePoint.” This feature is particularly useful for two groups: 1) organizations that have SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint Foundations 2010 but not Project Server 2010 and want to be able to share project information across their project teams; or 2) organizations that may have…

EPK Cost Tackles Cost Management for Microsoft Project Server

Microsoft has received kudos for integrating portfolio management features into Project Server 2010, its enterprise project management tool. What’s lesser known is that along with that integration, the company chose to drop the cost management functionality that was an important part of its previous portfolio management product, Portfolio Server. To address that feature gap, EPK…

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