What’s new in SharePoint and Project Server 2016 links

I assembled this list of what is new/deprecated in SharePoint and Project Server 2016 for a customer upgrading from Project Server 2013. He wanted to have a training call, so built the list and added some notes about important information in each. It’s my hope that this will be useful to others. SharePoint 2016 Overview…

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Installing Project 2016 on a workstation with Office Pro Plus 2016 C2R (click to run)

My customer will be upgrading from Project Server 2013 to Project Server 2016 (all on premises). In order to install the Project 2016client software, he wanted to install Office Pro Plus 2016 C2R (click to run) alongside the Project installation which would be installed via the .MSI executable.  Somewhere in the links below, it says…

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PWA banner says “This site is read-only at the moment.”

Testing a customer’s database upgrade on my internal test servers, I ran into this problem again. The PWA banner says “This site is read-only at the moment.” I could have saved myself some time by actually reading the first paragraph of Brian Smith’s post on the Project Support blog located here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/projectsupport/2016/04/07/project-server-2016-if-your-pwa-site-goes-read-only/ I had successfully upgraded…

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Migrate-SPProjectDatabase : Error encountered while migrating project data in Content database. The INSERT permission was denied on the object ‘MSP_RESOURCES’, database ‘PWA_Content’, schema ‘pjpub’.

I’m running a migration test from Project Server 2013 to Project Server 2016 and ran into a problem of my own making, so I wanted to share in the event this can help others. My upgrade command is this: Migrate-SPProjectDatabase -DatabaseName PWA_ProjectWebApp -SiteCollection “http://vm1/pwa” “[A] Yes to All” got me this: Migrate-SPProjectDatabase : Error encountered…

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GeneralActionCanceledBecauseServerEventServiceProblem (22002) Action cancelled because of a problem with the Project Server Event Service.

Today I was working on why a customer seems to be unable to delete nodes from their RBS table in Project Server 2013 on premises (there’s a timeout they are hitting, because I can delete just fine).  I clicked Save after I had removed all the nodes in the lookup table and received an error in…

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