Dynamic Workflow Solution Starter = Project Nerd Candy

This thing is SO cool.  Using this tool you can create simple sign-off type linear workflows without having to write any code! Example scenario: I have a customer that wants to allow any users to enter new project proposals. Then they want to require that a member of a certain security group approves before it…


Project Server 2010 Solution Starters are HERE!

The product team has put out some very cool solution starters for Project Server 2010. The solution starters include: A tool to import and export Demand Management (workflow) items (EPT, Phases, Stages, PDPs, custom fields, lookup tables). It moves all the items associated with a given EPT and packages it up as a single object…


Interactive Command Finder for 2010 Ribbon

Technorati Tags: Project 2010 I almost forgot to share this! Let me start by saying that I LOVE the Fluent UI (“Ribbon”). I was not so sure about it at first when started using Office 2007 but after a short time I was pretty happy. Now in 2010 you can add your own buttons it…


Risk Mitigation vs Risk Contingency

Technorati Tags: Project Server 2010,Risk Planning Glen Alleman has an interesting post here on his thoughts about how risks are handled. He talks about Risk Retirement as the process of taking steps to stop a risk from happening. He references a post elsewhere from Brad Egeland that talks about Risk Mitigation as the process of…


Back to Basics: Groups and Categories

Project Server security is something that is very flexible once you get used to how it works but it can be a bit confusing when you first look at it. Here are the basics as I explain them to my customers: The Group Groups contain sets of users and they define the system level permissions…


GREAT ULS Log viewing tool

I posted this originally over on the COE blog but wanted to make sure it was visible to those that are not reading that one… Someone on the SharePoint team took some time and built a VERY cool application for viewing ULS Logs. It lets you filter by any of the ‘fields’ in the log…


I’m Back

OK, first off I will get the obligatory list of excuses for why I have been absent from blogging for so long: work out of the way up front and spare you the boring details: work, travel, family, more work, east coast work travel, more family and then more work. The last 6 months has…