Information Management – what do the real costs look like ?

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.

Creating a New Project Web App Instance for Project Server 2010

Creating a New PWA Instance 1. Access the Sharepoint 2010 Admin Console and select Manage Service Applications 2. Click on Project Server Service Application 3. Click on Create Project Web Access Site 4. Input the properties of the new project Web App site by selection the Web Application to use and the name of the Project Server databases to use, and press OK to provision the new site.

How do you report?

Reposting from Project wants to know how you report. As we plan for future product improvements, we want to learn more about how you report on your project’s status today. · What tools do you use? · How often do you report on your project’s status? · What data do you care about? · How do you share your reports? · What do you find difficult with your current process? Please send any information you’d like to share to Screenshots of the reports you use are very useful too – feel free to blur out any confidential data. For example, we just care to see that your report contains late tasks, we don’t need to see the actual tasks that are late. To learn more about Project 2010 reporting improvements, check out this post.

Project 2010 Business Intelligence TechCenter

Being on the EPM UA team that creates and publishes the Project content on TechNet, I wanted to highlight the following announcement for those that may not have seen it yet: We are pleased to announce a new TechCenter for Project 2010 focused on Business Intelligence ! Based on the partner and customer feedback we are concentrating all technical information about BI in Project 2010 into one single location. The BI center currently offers number of Presentations, WebCasts links to blogs and technical articles as well as links to the “uber” BI center for SharePoint 2010 . As you know we leverage the power of SharePoint 2010 in Project 2010 – this is especially true for reporting– if you want to learn basics about SharePoint 2010 BI – the BI center for SharePoint 2010 is your best bet. If you are looking for specific information for Project 2010 – e.g. how to set up BI, create and customize reports – the BI center for Project 2010 is the place to go! Business Intelligence Resource Center for Project Server 2010 exists in context of the “uber” as per the following illustration: Q&A Q: Is the content final or will it grow in the future? A: The content of the BI Center for Project 2010 will continue to grow in the future as new content becomes available. Q: Could I use Visio Services

Project Server 2010 Webcast – 8:00AM Pacific Time Wednesday March 31st

Don’t miss tomorrow morning’s TechNet Webcast: Managing the Project Life Cycle with Demand Management ! Here’s some details : Language(s): English. Product(s): Microsoft Office Project,Microsoft Project 2010. Audience(s): IT Decision Maker,IT Generalist. Duration: 60 Minutes Start Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Event Overview Demand Management, a new feature in Microsoft Project Server 2010, captures work proposals in one place and takes them through a multi-stage governance process using a SharePoint workflow model. In this presentation, we provide an overview of Demand Management and its importance in managing project life cycles, and we explain how to configure Demand Management and the required components. Presenter: Rolly Perreaux, Senior EPM Consultant / Instructor, PMO Logistics Inc. Rolly Perreaux is a senior enterprise project management (EPM) consultant and instructor for PMO Logistics Inc., a company that specializes in EPM consulting services and training. Rolly has more than 25 years business experience and holds various designations from the Project Management Institute (PMP), Microsoft, Compaq, IBM, CheckPoint, and CompTIA, and he has just been awarded a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft Project. Rolly’s detailed dossier can be viewed at , and he frequently blogs at . View other sessions from Microsoft Project: Align People, Work, and Priorities If you have questions or feedback, contact us .