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  Microsoft has released a cumulative update for Project Server.  Such updates typically include components of both Project Server and Microsoft Office SharePointe Server (MOSS).  You’ll find the relative information below. Webcast on the June Cumulative Update: Information About Microsoft Project and Project Server Cumulative June Update How to deploy cumulative updates for Project and Project Server http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd239177.aspx Rollup Packages: This is a set of two rollup packages which contains all the fixes for WSS,…

Over the last 5 years I’ve spent a fair amount of time working with Microsoft on deployments of its Project Server system. Microsoft refers to its entire solution as the Microsoft EPM (Enterprise Project Management) Solution as it encompasses much more than just Project Server. To consider the total solution we think of a “stack” of technology. There is Microsoft Windows Server 2003 to start with. Part of Windows Server that’s critical to this kind…

I’d have missed it frankly because it’s not a massive announcement but I confess I was tickled pink to see HMS Software on page 26 of the July/August issue of Oracle Magazine announcing the naming of HMS Software as a Gold Partner in the Oracle Partner Network.  The magazine is also online and you can see our 15 minutes of fame in the July/August Oracle Partner News segment on the Oracle website.

Want to try Project Server2010 for free? The best way to do that is to get a free hosted trial.  Ah, but where would you find such a fabulous deal?  Right here, that’s where.  HMS Software, Microsoft and Project Hosts have teamed together so you can enjoy a free trial of Project Server 2010.  Just go to the HMS Free Project Server 2010 Trial site to take a look at the latest Project Server!

Everything old it seems is new again. One of the earliest programmatic approaches to project scheduling was invented in the heyday of the Cold War. Propelled by inter service rivalries on one side and by the threat of Soviets in the arms race on the other, PERT was born. The Program Evaluation & Review Technique looked beyond a simple Critical Path Methodology (CPM) analysis to introduce the notion of risk into the project schedule. The…

One of the first things I need to do whenever I go into a company to talk about Enterprise Project Management (EPM) is to get some kind of a consensus of what it means. I can hear some of you laughing. “Surely after all this time,” you’re saying, “we have a common understanding of such a basic term in the project management industry.” No, I’m afraid not. It’s perhaps remarkable in an age when we…