How Percent Complete Is Calculated for Nested Summary Tasks

 I ran into this problem again with a Project Server 2007 customer today.  The project plan had more than 2000 lines and the % Complete at the Project Summary Task level did not make sense to the project manager; it seemed much lower than it should have considering the work already done on the plan. …

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Dec 2012 CUs

As part of my role as a dedicated support engineer, I proactively perform upgrade tests on customer databases that I bring in-house to my testing servers.  After I restore the databases on a server with the customer’s current CU level, I perform functionality validation testing prior to the upgrade to ensure everything works as it…

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Project Server and Client February CUs have been released!

The February 2012 CUs have been released and you can see the announcement here on the Project Administration Blog: Here are the KB article numbers for Project and Project Server versions: Project Client 2010 = KB 2597942Project Server 2010 = KB 2597932 Project Client 2007 = KB 2597955Project Server 2007 = KB 2597960   Here…

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Auto Accept of Task Updates by Status Manager with Rule

A customer called me complaining that the Status Manager on several tasks in a project was not receiving task updates sent by resources (Project Server 2007).  The Status Manager had a rule in PWA > Task Updates under Actions > Manage Rules that automatically approved all task updates, so the update approval should have been a…

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How to Create Custom Views in Project Professional 2007 and 2010

How to Create Custom Views in Project Professional 2007 and 2010   Custom views are an extremely powerful way to relay critical information when you use a lot of enterprise custom fields (ECF).  Because ECFs, by definition, are not included in default views, you can add them to default views or create your own custom…

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