Microsoft Project Service Pack 2 released
Microsoft has released Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Project and Project Server. There are a number of components of the upgrade and we’ve put all the links on our Microsoft Project System Updates page. There are a wide range of improvements from Service Pack 1. If you’ve been updating each month with the monthly updates we post here, you’ll have a lot of them already but some of the improvements include:
Project Standard and Project Professional
- The scheduling engine, Active Cache, and Gantt charts all have improvements.
- There is additional reliability with earlier versions of the .mpp format.
- Better memory management in the queue service.
- Performance to certain database table indexes is improved.
- Resource plans, build team, cost resources, and the server scheduling engine have improved.
Microsoft has published another article of mine on TechNet. This article is called “Cancelling your project without cancelling your career and will be of interest to both project managers and timesheet administrators as well, of course, to those managing stage gating processes, project management offices and project portfolios Continue reading
Microsoft has published an article of mine on TechNet. This article will be of interest not only to project managers but also those deploying and configuring timesheet systems as it looks at how to determine how many charge codes to have and to what level of detail charge codes should be defined. See this post for all the links and details. Continue reading
HMS Software has just released TimeControl 6.5 and it represents a major evolution of TimeControl. HMS has added a major new reporting-writing engine, a completely new link option for linking to their new alliance partner Hard Dollar’s HD project cost and estimating system and significant improvements in both performance and other functionality. See this blog post for more information. Continue reading