Microsoft Project


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: Oh, and will I be there?  You bet.

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.

Microsoft maintains a column that I write on TechNet called “From the Trenches. My latest column there is entitled “Creating an EPM Deployment Plan” and discusses the elements of an EPM Deployment that are not just technical. From getting management on board with the original decision making requirements to ensuring that the solution solves the problem it was purchased for, this article opens the door to the many things that need to be considered in deploying an EPM solution.

Project and Project Server and SharePoint October 2007 Cumulative Update Updates for Project Server 2007 This include a number of fixes, so Microsoft strongly recommends that you test this in a test environment based on your production environment before putting this fix live in production. The article below provides information on how to deploy the Project Server Cumulative Update. Deploy cumulative updates (Project Server 2007) Service Pack 2 for both WSS and Office Servers…

Project and Project Server August 2010 Cumulative Update From the EPMGuidance Blog:   Project / Project Server 2007 Individual Product Packages: Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (sts-x-none.msp): August 31, 2010 Description of the Project Server 2007 hotfix package (Pjsrvapp-x-none.msp; Pjsrvwfe-x-none.msp): August 31, 2010 Description of the Office Project 2007 hotfix package (project-x-none.msp): August 31, 2010 Server Rollup Packages: Description of the Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Cumulative Update Server…