There are many reasons why you might want to connect the Project client to the server using an account other than the one that you typically use. In 2007 this was a relatively straightforward task accomplished using the “Enter User Credentials” option on the login box that opened when you opened up Project 2007. However in 2010 the login box now only allows you to select the server that you wish to connect to. That leaves you with a couple options for connecting to the server using a different account including using the “Run as Administrator” option from the context menu. However, in order to connect to the server using an alternate account and maintain the ability to use all features of the Project client (like creating and linking deliverables) you will need to change some settings in Internet Explorer: Open the following dialog starting from the IE main page: Tools > Internet Options > > Security > Custom Level Where in the security zone in which the PWA is loaded, this can usually be determined by going to the PWA home page and looking at the bottom of the Internet Explorer window: After clicking on the “Custom Level” button you should see a long list of security settings. You are looking for a setting near the bottom called “User Authentication” which you should set to “Prompt for user name and password” as shown here: After you’ve accepted this change you can safely attach the Project Client to a server using any valid domain account and perform all expected functions. After you are done you might want to consider returning the setting to the original value as IE will now prompt you for credentials any time you connect to a site within that zone regardless of its association with the Project Server.
Inactive Tasks is a powerful new feature in Microsoft Project 2010 Professional that allows you to cut tasks in your projects, while maintaining a record of these cut items. Inactive Tasks allows you to quickly and effectively:
While we’re currently working on documenting more backup and restore scenarios for Project Server 2010, I just wanted to highlight a recent post by Brian Smith detailing some caveats for restoring or migrating a PWA instance when following the documentation we have on TechNet as there are changes from 2007 backup and restore. Back up and restore databases (Project Server 2010) This chapter covers backing up and restoring databases, including the prerequisites for performing these tasks. Project backup and recovery (Project Server 2010) This chapter covers backup and recovery operations for Microsoft Project Server 2010, including migrating a Project Web App instance and backing up and restoring a Project Server farm.
Project wants to get feedback on how you prioritize and select items; such as projects and tasks.
As you may have recently noticed all of the TechNet and MSDN blogs here at Microsoft have been given a make-over coinciding with a new platform upgrade that allows us to have a bit more flexibility in customizing our blog sites.
As the cloud environment moves from its conceptual state to a real living breathing reality, it brings with it a deep dependency to an area of IT that I predict will become central to how effectively the capability of the cloud is utilized. This same dependency underpins datacenter growth and change as well. That area is information management.
The Virtual Migration Environment (VME) Guide for Project Server 2010 is now available in Microsoft TechNet.
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Work management solutions for individuals, teams and enterprises. Hear how Microsoft® Project 2010 increases productivity through simple and intuitive user experiences, reduces costs and drives efficiency through unified project and portfolio management, and delivers a powerful work management platform through familiar and connected tools. The future of productivity is now playing. See it today at www.the2010event.com . Join the Project 2010 Live Q&A What: Project Server 2010 When: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm (PST), 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm (EST) Date: May 12 th
Project 2010 is now available through multiple channels. See these posts for more information: Project 2010 Professional/Standard and Project Server 2010 are read for download on MSFT Volume Licensing Project Server 2010 Download is Live on MSDN/Technet