New "From the Trenches" article from Chris Vandersluis: EPM-Centralized or Decentralized?

We recently published the latest article by Chris Vandersluis to the “From the Trenches” column on the Microsoft Project Server 2010 TechCenter.  In this latest article – “EPM-Centralized or Decentralized?”- Chris talks in detail about the how organizations need to understand the problem they are trying to solve when deciding on implementing a project management system.  Sometimes…


New performance best practices white paper

Performance and capacity planning best practices This download contains two white papers: Performance testing white paper Performance and capacity planning best practices white paper Performance testing white paper This white paper contains a description of an actual performance testing lab for Microsoft Office Project Server 2007. The first chapter (“Running a Project Server 2007 Performance…


Newly Published Project Server Content for early May

Published the week of May 4, 2009 Advantages of 64-bit hardware and software (Project Server 2007)   This articles describes the advantages of running your Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 farm on a 64-bit Windows server environment. Migrate an existing server farm to a 64-bit environment (Project Server 2007)   This article provides instructions and recommendations for a clean,…


Hyper-V Security Guide

The Solution Accelerators team has just released a new Hyper-V Security guide that may prove helpful in designing secure Project Server deployments in Hyper-V. The guide is available for download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2220624b-a562-4e79-aa69-a7b3dffdd090&displaylang=en Secure your virtualized server environment with the Hyper-V Security Guide For organizations that seek cost-effective operations, the benefits of virtualization are more evident…


Virtualization Learning Snacks

Here are some Silverlight "learning snacks" from Microsoft Learning that provide some basic information around Microsoft’s Virtualization solution. These are great for anyone that may need to present a Virtualization case to business decision makers in their organization.   Microsoft Virtualization (15 minutes) New The Microsoft Virtualization solution consists of four virtualization technologies: server, application,…


Newly Published Content!

After a short publishing hiatus, here is some content that we’ve been working on: Deploy Project Server 2007 updates   This article provides an overview of available Project Server 2007 updates. Checklist for deploying Project Server 2007 updates   This checklist describes the general sequence in updating a Project Server 2007 farm deployment to the most current…


Project in the Cloud

Here is some information courtesy of Tony Sisk in the Project IW writing team: Yes, there is a place in the clouds for Project information.. If you have a number of documents, spreadsheets, notes, proposals, and project files you want to share quickly, Microsoft Office Live Workspace gives you some interesting options. Microsoft Office Live…


EPM University

I just wanted to quickly call out a recent post from Jan Kalis on the Project Programmability blog about our EPM training offerings at EPMU. The post is located here: http://blogs.msdn.com/project_programmability/archive/2009/03/27/do-you-epmu.aspx


New Project Server videos!

Mike Plumley here on our team has just come up with some awesome high quality videos that walk through a Project Server 2007 farm installation as well as the configuration of the Project Server 2007 Cube Building Service. You can download these videos from the Microsoft download center here: Installing Project Server 2007  (four parts)…


Newly Published Content for December and January

Back up and restore the Project Server 2007 farm The articles in this section offer prescriptive guidance and how-to topics dealing with farm level backup and recovery for Project Server using both built-in tools and SQL Server tools. Migrating a Project Web Access instance (Project Server 2007) The articles in this section offer prescriptive guidance…