I am happy to announce the following TechNet Cumulative Update (CU) webcast series targeted at IT Professionals/Administrators. The goal of this series is to provide an overview of the updates released for Microsoft Project Server 2010 and Project Server 2007 server products as well as Microsoft Project 2010 and Project 2007 desktop products, and to address related questions you might have about these products updates. These webcasts are scheduled every two months (two weeks after each Cumulative Update release) for the next six CU. Presenters are experts from Microsoft Customer Support and Services. Book your calendars!
What are cumulative updates?
Cumulative updates are a new method of providing hotfix releases on a scheduled delivery basis for Office Server products, including Project Server and Project desktop 2007 and 2010. Through this model, Office hotfixes are released every two months in the form of a downloadable package of current and previous hotfixes. The primary goal is to deliver high-quality fixes on a predictable schedule. The updated releases are accompanied by a Knowledge Base article describing the contents of the update. The first Project Server cumulative update was released in August, 2008.
The hotfixes found in a cumulative update include:
- Fixes for issues that meet Office hotfix acceptance criteria. These criteria include workaround availability, customer impact, reproducibility, the complexity of the code that must be changed, and other criteria. These criteria have not changed.
- Any critical on-demand hotfixes released to date.
- Any critical security or non-security updates released publicly to date.
Cumulative updates apply to all versions of Office that are currently in mainstream support. For general information about Microsoft product support, visit the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Web site)(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=147498).
Join us for this webcast to get a brief overview of the recently released Microsoft Project and Project Server Cumulative Update (CU). After giving you an overview of the updates for the Microsoft Project Server 2010 and Project Server 2007 server products and the Microsoft Project 2010 and Project 2007 desktop products, we address related questions you might have about these products updates. We also provide the latest content to help you deploy the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solution.
Adrian Jenkins, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation and Brian Smith, Senior Support Escalation Engineer, Microsoft Corporation.
Adrian Jenkins is a program manager with the Microsoft Project team and has been working with Microsoft Project since 1990 when the first version was released. Prior to joining the Project team, he worked in the Project support organization under a number of different roles. For the Microsoft Project 2010 release, he worked on areas such as security, delegates, administration, and the Project Center. Additionally, he leads the service pack teams and leads a number of customer-facing programs that get feedback from users on in-market versions of the product.
Brian Smith is in his eighth year of employment at Microsoft. For the last six of these years, Brian has been working in the Customer Support and Services organization, supporting Microsoft Project as a senior support escalation engineer. Brian also supported the beta releases of Microsoft Project 2010 and Project 2007 and is just finishing up the Project 2010 Beta and transitioning back to the main support team. He is also author of the popular blog on Microsoft Project support at http://blogs.msdn.com/brismith.
You need to register for the free of charge webcast by clicking the links below; then you get emailed a link to sign on and participate in the web cast on its date and time (please note only the first two webcast are available for registration at this stage). Each TechNet webcast is recorded for later viewing which should be through the same registration URL: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/epm.aspx?tab=webcasts
Title and Registration URL
Date and Time
- Information About Microsoft Project and Project Server Cumulative June Update
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
- Information About Microsoft Project and Project Server Cumulative August Update
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
- Information About Microsoft Project and Project Server Cumulative October Update
Tuesday, November 09, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
- Information About Microsoft Project and Project Server Cumulative December Update
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
- Information About Microsoft Project and Project Server Cumulative February 2011 Update
To Be Announced
- Information About Microsoft Project and Project Server Cumulative April 2011 Update
To Be Announced