Project Pro and Project Server 2010 and 2013 August 2013 CU released.

The August 2013 CU for Microsoft Project and Project Server 2010 and 2013 were released today.  http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2013/08/13/microsoft-project-server-2010-and-2013-august-2013-cu-announcement.aspx Please thoroughly test the CUs on a test environment before rolling out into production!  This link is an excellent place to start with functionality validation test plans: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg502592(v=office.14).aspx. Download them into Word docs and store for repeatable test…

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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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Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Released!

Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 has been released. http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectsupport/archive/2013/07/23/project-2010-and-project-server-2010-service-pack-2-sp2-released.aspx As with any service pack (SP) or cumulative update (CU), please run the installation and perform functionality validation testing in a test environment using the link below before installing in production. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg502592(v=office.14).aspx

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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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How to have resources self assign tasks assigned to a team assignment pool resource.

I have a customer who wanted to be able to assign project plan tasks to a team resource, then have the actual users self assign those tasks from My Tasks in PWA.  What she was asking for is called team assignment pooling. You can use teams to pool assignments under a single resource where they…

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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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Case studies of using Project, Portfolio, Team Foundation Server, and Project Server at Microsoft.

Interesting case studies of using Project, Portfolio, Team Foundation Server, and Project Server at Microsoft.  Enjoy! Microsoft Information Technology Group (MSIT) using Team Foundation Server with Project Server. Microsoft Human Resources  using Project Portfolio in Project Server 2010. Microsoft Information Technology Group (MSIT) using Project Server 2010. Microsoft Project Development Group using Project 2010.  

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