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Best Practices for Implementing EPM 2010

When:
Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (GMT)

Where:
Technology House
Shottery Brook Office Park
Timothy's Bridge Road
CV37 9NR Stratford Upon Avon
United Kingdom

Hosted By:
Technology Associates International Limited

Technology Associates International Limited is one of the leading global project management consultancies specialising in Microsoft Office Project and Enterprise Project Management Solutions.

Microsoft Project Family is getting bigger- Welcome SharkPro and BeMoPro

With the PMI Global Congress this week in Washington DC, two new offerings have been officially announced today on Microsoft Project 2010. It’s very exciting to see partner creating new offerings on our stack, a great testament on the value of Project 2010 and how extensible it is. SharkPro Software ( http://www.sharkprosoftware.com ) BeMo Project Intelligence ( http://bemopro.com/ ) Additionally check out this other announcement from Arpan Shah on the main Project Blog: Project 2010 Customer Success and Dynamics SL 2011 Integration

Project 2010 Customer Success and Dynamics SL 2011 Integration

My name is Arpan Shah and I’m the Director of Microsoft Project Product Management at Microsoft. I moved into this role this past June 2010 having led Technical Product Management for the SharePoint team for the SharePoint 2007 and 2010 releases. I’m especially excited to lead the Project Product Management team given the exciting new in-market Project 2010 technologies, the strong partner ecosystem, passionate customer community and fascinating vision! With a customer base that exceeds 20,000,000 Microsoft Project users and over 10,000 organizations that use Microsoft Project Server, it’s definitely a great place to be! Since launching Project 2010 in May, we’ve seen a tremendous amount of excitement from Project Managers, partners and decision makers. We’ve had an incredible number of downloads of the beta and evaluation software and we’re getting positive feedback from users on new client features like the Ribbon UI, timeline view and SharePoint sync, just to name a few. When it comes to Project Server 2010 , enterprises such as Volvo , Amdocs and Marquette University are deploying Project Server 2010 today to manage their IT portfolios, reduce costs, maximize resource allocations and improve workflows. Along with great customers, we have a large skilled Microsoft Project partner community and you can learn more about them at http://www.microsoft.com/project/en/us/solutions-partners.aspx . What makes the Project 2010 release special is how it enables individuals, teams and organizations to manage all their work, not just projects. It’s a vision we strongly believe in and something we’ll continue investing in the near and longer term. To execute on this vision of providing a holistic set of Project Management technologies, one of our focus areas is to integrate with other key systems such as the Office, SharePoint, SQL BI capabilities, Team Foundation Server and Dynamics. Integration with other technologies helps users seamlessly manage and maintain all their projects across systems. In fact, just last week, the Dynamics team announced that Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011 will be generally available in March 2011 across North America and will have out-of-the-box integration with Project Server 2010. This will bring together project management and project accounting for mid-sized project-driven organizations through functionality that reduces redundant data entry, provides synchronization of project and accounting information, as well as the creation and viewing of budgeting and net profit information. This release continues a long history of Project and Dynamics integrations beginning with the 2003 release. So what’s next? Over the next few months, you’ll continue to see innovation coming from Microsoft, our partners and customers. We’d love to hear from you through our blog, forums and at events. In fact, this week, we’re one of the key sponsors for the PMI Global Congress conference in DC. So if you’re here, swing by our booth (#1001), try Project 2010 and tell us about your Project Management experiences! You can also visit http://www.microsoft.com/project and watch videos, download a free trial and get more product information. Arpan Shah Director, Microsoft Project http://blogs.msdn.com/arpans

Project Momentum 2010 Barcelona, Spain —an EMEA customer and partner event

You’re invited to Project Momentum 2010—EMEA, an EMEA customer and partner event, to be held in Barcelona, Spain on November 16 – 18, 2010. Key Highlights of Project Momentum 2010—EMEA: · Obtain unique insights from customers and partners into how Project 2010 delivers flexible work management solutions · Learn about innovative capabilities in Project 2010 that solve your organization’s unique and specific needs · Share best practices and learn new ways to win in challenging business scenarios · Understand how to leverage your investments across related Microsoft technologies · 15+ in-depth breakout sessions across business and technical tracks · Hands on labs and product demonstrations · Thought provoking keynotes and guest speakers · Connect and collaborate with industry practitioners, partners, executives, technologists, and the Microsoft Project team Called the most significant Project release in more than a decade. Come learn what the buzz is all about. To register, please select the “register now” button below. Registration for this event is $75.00 (USD). For more information about Project 2010, please visit www.microsoft.com/project . See you in November! Project Momentum 2010—EMEA Planning Team | projevnt@microsoft.com

Project 2010 at TechED Europe 2010

As we announced earlier – Project 2010 will have a great presence at TechEd Europe 2010! Christophe has posted more session-related details today and you can check all the session on http://europe.msteched.com/Topic/List and start to build your session schedule using the schedule builder! Project 2010 Sessions OFS201 – Application Lifecycle Management – Microsoft Project 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010, Better Together OFS306-IS – Project 2010 Development for SharePoint Developers With Real-World Examples OFS224 – Project 2010 Demo, Demo, Demo – Overview for IT Professionals and Developers OFS305-IS – Project 2010 Deployment And Upgrade – the theory, the myth and the best practices Project 2010 Hands-on Lab OFS210-HOL – Project 2010 – End to End Project and Portfolio Management built on SharePoint 2010 – Self Paced Hands-on Lab Project 2010 Booth As usually we will have a Project 2010 booth staffed with the following experts ready to answer your Project 2010 questions: Bernhard Fischer ( http://www.wodey.de/ ) Mike Wuebboldt ( http://solutiontime.de/ ) Stefan Kiehne ( http://www.campana-schott.com/ ) Christophe Fiessinger (Microsoft) Stephan Fasshauer (Microsoft) Jan Kalis (Microsoft) You can also look forward to the Project 2010 T-Shirts and USB keys with the Project 2010 Quick Start Training for offline viewing! Looking forward to see you all! Jan

Live Chat Announcement – Want to learn more about Office 2010 and Windows?

Would you like to learn more about the cool new features in Office 2010 and Windows 7 and what has changed since previous versions? Do you use Microsoft Office but would like to learn tips and tricks to be more productive at home, school or at work? Perhaps you are a new user who has questions on how to get started with Windows 7 or using the Office ribbon? Or would like to learn how to protect your computer from malware and viruses. Or perhaps you are just stuck and need answers. The Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) are here to help! The MVPs are the same people you see in the technical community as authors, trainers, user groups leaders and answerers in the Microsoft forums. For the first time ever we have brought these experts together as a collective group to answer your questions live. MVPs will be on hand to take questions about Microsoft Office 2010 or Office 2007 products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Project , OneNote and more. As well as the Windows 7 and earlier versions such as Windows Vista. In addition to Microsoft Office, the chat will cover Windows related topics such as upgrading, setup and installation, securing your PC, Internet Explorer, personalizing your computer desktop or having fun with Windows Live Essentials to share photos, make movies and more. All levels of experience are welcome from beginners and students to intermediate power users. Please join us for this informative Q&A style chat and bring on your basic and your tough questions! Project MVPs Andrew Lavinsky and Tim Runcie will be participating. When: