How to Configure SharePoint 2010 Secure Store Service using PowerShell

Following the publication of the source code for the recently released Project 2010 content pack, we also published the source code of the project to automate the deployment procedure of the content pack on MSDN Code Gallery: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Project2010DemoPack. One of the nugget it contains is the PowerShell script to automate the configurate of Secure Store…


RESOURCES for Project Server 2010 UPGRADE and MIGRATION

Now when Project Server 2010 is available you might think about planning the migration/upgrade to 2010 or just want to explore Project 2010 with your data… We are summarizing the available resources around upgrading to Project Server 2010 so it’s easier to get started!   Getting started ·        Project 2010 Quick Start Training – http://www.microsoft.com/project/en/us/quick-start-training.aspx…

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Project Server 2010 - Backwards Compatibility Mode webcast on April 14th

Do not miss out this great webcast from my colleague Jan Kalis on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada): TechNet Webcast: Project Server 2010 – Backwards Compatibility Mode (Level 300). Webcast agenda: Introduction to Compatibility Mode Project 2010 Desktop Compatibility Mode Project Server 2010 Compatibility Mode Additional Resources Questions and…


Departmental Custom Fields

Introduction Project Server 2007 allows you to creating literally hundreds of custom fields.  This is great, but a huge downside is that all of these fields are not typically needed by every user and therefore, they may add clutter and confusion.  In 2007, it is also not possible to create different custom field rules for…


Project Server 2010 – Controlling the Project Permissions Feature

Project Permissions Project Server 2010 includes the new Project Permission feature so that by-default, Project Managers can directly control who has access to the projects that they own.  For more information about the Project Permissions feature, see the Project Server 2010 – Project Permissions blog posting. How to Control Access to the Feature The ability…


Claims Authentication Overview

What is Claims Authentication? New to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation and Microsoft SharePoint Services is claims based authentication. This means Project Server 2010 also gains this authentication addition and improvement as well. Briefly, claims based systems provide for federated authentication services such as Active Directory Federation Services (ADSF), single sign-on mechanisms and so forth. In a…


Troubleshooting – Business Intelligence Features

The Project Server 2010 Business Intelligence feature utilizes the support of Excel Services, Secure Store Service, PerformancePoint Services and SQL Server.  A thorough understanding of how these features fit together is necessary to get the most from the feature.  This post will provide that overview and provide troubleshooting questions for common issues. Architecture Our Business…


SQL Server Settings for Performance Recommendations

We’ve added some performance configuration suggestions for SQL in this release, based on feedback from early test customers and from the results of our own performance testing.  These settings are intended to help the overall performance of the system.  Database Properties The following properties should be set on your Project Server databases. AUTO_CLOSE set to…


Microsoft Project Server 2010 Requirements

My name is Treb Gatte and I’m the Program Manager responsible for Setup and Upgrade for Microsoft Project Server 2010.  In this post, we will review the major requirement changes for Project Server 2010 and give you the locations of the documentation.  In subsequent posts, we will review the “shopping list” of required patches and…


Welcome to the Admin Blog!

This blog focuses on the needs of the Project Administrator/Implementer.  The posts will answer the questions of how do I and why would I implement various aspects of Project Server.  While there will be a lot of content for Project Server 2010, we will also have Project Server 2007 related content as well. Why another…