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…


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…


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…


Microsoft Project Server 2010 Virtualization

Quick post to remind you what recommendations and resources are available to plan deploying Project Server 2010 in a virtual environment: Virtualization does not provide parity with physical machines without proper planning Overhead exists with any virtualization technology Proper planning will help to achieve near-parity, resources: Infrastructure Deployment Planning Guides http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/ee395429.aspx Understand resource costs http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc768536(BTS.10).aspx…


Project Server 2010 performance counters - Monitor them!

Dear consultant and administrators please check out this recently released article on TechNet: Project Server 2010 performance counters  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg715567.aspx I am sure you are all carefully monitoring all the servers in your production environment but just in case!


Must download: Project Server 2010 Administrator's Guide

Thanks to the TechNet writer’s team Project Server 2010 Administrator’s Guide NOW AVAILABLE! A great asset for all project administrators. Table Of Content: Introduction Chapter 1, “Security” Chapter 2, “Enterprise Data” Chapter 3, “Database Administration” Chapter 4, “Look and Feel” Chapter 5, “Time and Task Management” Chapter 6, “Queue Management” Chapter 7, “Operational Policies Management”…


Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

In case you missed it and are running your SharePoint 2010 and Project Server 2010 farms on Windows Server 2008 R2, time to patch! Go to this TechNet page for all the information you need to know about SP1 (deployment, release notes, etc.): http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/windowsserver/gg635126.aspx