Microsoft has published an article of mine on TechNet. This one is about Dashboards and the art of dashboarding on Project Server. While that’s not so unusual. I publish articles there semi-regularly. This one actually appears on the front cover of Technet at technet.microsoft.com. That’s rather flattering. See this post for all the links and details.
Microsoft doesn’t do it every year but next year they will once again be holding a conference for Microsoft Project. This usually signals that Microsoft has a new version to show us and, yes, it’s fairly certain we’ll be hearing all about Project version 15 when the conference rolls around. The conference is March 19-22, 2012 in Phoenix. For registration information go to: www.msprojectconference.com Oh, and will I be there? You bet.
Dilbert knows all about negative lag. Here he is confronting an impossible schedule
HMS has launched TimeControlOnline, a Timesheet as a Service (TaaS) cloud-based hosted subscription version of the popular TimeControl timesheet system. Clients can now purchase TimeControl for on-premises installation or subscribe to it online.
Project Management Insights blog interviewed me about Real Time Project Management. You can read the complete interview on their blog.
Microsoft has released the long-awaited Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Project 2010 and Project Server 2010. Download details for the Service Pack and the recommended June 2011 Cumulative Update are included in this post.
HMS has released TimeControl 6.2. The new version includes numerous new features including TimeControl Mobile. System performance has also been vastly enhanced since the last version.
TimeControl is now available as a mobile interface. As of version 6.2, TimeControl will now include a mobile interface specifically designed for iPhones, Blackberry’s, Android and Windows 7 Mobile devices. The web-application requires no purchase of additional software and there is nothing to install or download. Users will simply point their smartphone’s browser to the special URL that is part of every TimeControl and they’ll see the new interface.
Microsoft has published another of my articles, this one on Enterprise Systems Best Practices. This article looks at some of the key success/failure criteria to any enterprise system including, of course, EPM Systems. Those factors include: finding a business owner, knowing what problem the system is supposed to solve, making sure it’s part of your enterprise technical architecture and implementing change management.