Webcast Reminder: August 2011 Cumulative Update & Successfully Deploy Project Server on VMware with Shared Infrastructure

Quick reminder that there are two webcasts you might want to attend this week: Information about Microsoft Project and Project Server August 2011 Software Update , Adrian Jenkins, Brian Smith: Tuesday September 27th, 8:00am Pacific Time  Successfully Deploy Project Server on VMware with Shared Infrastructure , Sacha Cohn, Corporate Project Solutions: Thursday September 29th, 8:00am…


Must read: Best practices for capacity management for SharePoint Server 2010

The following article got published on TechNet: Best practices for capacity management for SharePoint Server 2010 that is a great reminder of best practices you should follow in any deployment (yes all applies to Project Server 2010 as well): Read the available documentation Document your capacity management strategy Plan for growth and change Carefully plan…


Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint 2007 and 2010 August CU 2011 Announcement

The August 2011 Cumulative Updates for Microsoft Project and Project Server 2010 have now been released.  *** Update 9/7/2011 – rollup package now posted **** We did find a late issue with the SharePoint Foundation CU during our testing which we have identified and will need to re-build.  This does however mean that the server…


Database maintenance plans for Project Server 2010

A great reminder of best practices I am sure you are all following already! http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc973097.aspx Creating maintenance plans for Project Server 2010 databases Defragmenting indexes for Project Server 2010 databases Shrinking databases in Project Server 2010 Monitoring maintenance plans for Project Server 2010


Project Server Best practices for virtualization

I know of lot of you are virtualizing our application, this recent article for SharePoint 2010 is a great reminder of best practices for Project Server 2010 as well: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh295699.aspx Use hardware-assisted virtualization Enable hyper-threading on processors that support this technology Configure Non-Uniform Memory Access correctly Configure the Hyper-V host for optimal performance Maintain version…


Project Server 2010: Removed the manage site services permission and can’t get it back?

There is a new permission in Project Server 2010 called Manage Site Services which controls access to those services which operate at the farm level – such as OLAP services etc.  We have discovered a scenario where you cannot re-enable the Server Level permission “Manage Site Services” once you have cleared the permission.  Removing this…


Must read: SharePoint 2010 Virtualization Guidance and Recommendations

Just got published: SharePoint 2010 Virtualization Guidance and Recommendations a must read for anyone looking at SharePoint 2010 and Project Server 2010 virtualization: Overview This white paper illustrates best practices for virtualizing SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V. Technical decision makers, such as architects and systems administrators, can use this information…


Database Maintenance for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products

Database, database, database, yes there are plenty of them and guess what you need to maintain them for optimal performance! A MUST read for all farm admin, and I hope you all carefully implement maintenance plans: Database Maintenance for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products This white paper provides information and guidelines for maintaining the databases that…