Hard and Soft Dependencies

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Most problems (or opportunities of course) arise from customer queries; really, if it wasn’t for you guys keeping me on my toes I would just spend everyday cycling….  Some days I combine Project and Project Server with cycling….

Anyway, I digress; one of my customers wanted a . . . → Read More: Hard and Soft Dependencies

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Project Conference 2014 slides and demos available

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I was lucky enough to attend and present at the Project Conference 2014 in Anaheim, California.  This is the bi-annual Project “love-in”, comprising a mixture of customers, Microsoft folks, partners and  MVPs, and the 4th or 5th that I’ve attended (and spoken at).  There were some great sessions, and the focus really was . . . → Read More: Project Conference 2014 slides and demos available

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The Ribbon–where has Show Change Highlighting gone?

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Change highlighting is beautiful, but there are times when you do not want to display it, for instance when you want to print the view.  Now, of course, you can just hit CTRL-S to save the schedule, and of course that removes any change highlighting and of course clears the stack so that . . . → Read More: The Ribbon–where has Show Change Highlighting gone?

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Getting at Task Notes in Excel or other reports from Project Server

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As usual, most of my posts are inspired by customer requests (I don’t sit at home thinking up scenarios to blog about regardless of what my wife thinks!), and this one turned out to be surprisingly easy to resolve, even though I initially went about it the wrong way.

The request was fairly simple, . . . → Read More: Getting at Task Notes in Excel or other reports from Project Server

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Outlook Synchronisation

When I review the statistics on my blog, one of the most popular ones is Exporting tasks into Outlook – http://www.applepark.co.uk/exporting-tasks-from-project-into-your-outlook-calendar/.  I’m not sure how many people have implemented the solution outlined, but I suspect those that have implemented it have done so on a personal basis.  When it comes to enterprise solutions, (i.e. those . . . → Read More: Outlook Synchronisation

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Project 2013 – Template mysteries unravelled.

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When you first open Project 2013, you are presented with a series of templates…  this is a new (and on the whole pleasant experience) which should make using Project easier, especially the Get Started template which walks you through some of the nice new features in Project 2013. 

Where is the list of . . . → Read More: Project 2013 – Template mysteries unravelled.

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Using O365 email for notifications within Project Server 2013 on premise

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These days we are presented with different options and price points for utilising on premise or on line services, and as a consultant, I’ve been using different versions of hosted Exchange for the last eight years (my mantra is stick to what you know!); two years ago I migrated to Office 365.  With . . . → Read More: Using O365 email for notifications within Project Server 2013 on premise

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TechEd Europe

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In case you missed the announcements, TechED Europe is happing in Madrid from the 25-28th June.  Though I’m not speaking this year, I will be on Microsoft’s Project stand, and will also be signing my book at the O’Reilly stand.  I’ve a tonne of discount codes available for my book, so please stop by . . . → Read More: TechEd Europe

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Resetting the colour on the Project Server 2013 Timeline

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Promising to keep the blogs going, but with a bias towards Project and Project Server 2013 (check out the book here…), I thought I’d blog this little issue.

Project Server 2013 (hereon in known as PS2013) introduces the timeline to the web, which is a great feature – so thank you Microsoft for that.

. . . → Read More: Resetting the colour on the Project Server 2013 Timeline

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Instant Team Foundation Server 2012 and Project Server 2010 Integration How-to

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If you didn’t already know, Microsoft provide an out of the box solution to integrate Project Server and Team Foundation Server called “Team Foundation Server Extensions for Project Server”.  I’ve dealt with several organisations who have the requirement to track their agile development (managed in TFS) in Project Server (via PWA), and we . . . → Read More: Instant Team Foundation Server 2012 and Project Server 2010 Integration How-to

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