Tech.Ed Europe 2010 Online Project Server 2010 Sessions

Exciting to announce the availability of the two Microsoft Project Server 2010 sessions we delivered at Tech.Ed Europe in Berlin this week (recordings and PowerPoint decks) are available online free of charge! Please note the interactive session are not available online, additionally there are plenty more content for SharePoint 2010: http://www.msteched.com/2010/Europe/Tracks/OfficeSharePoint and ALL TEE10 videos are here: http://www.msteched.com/2010/Europe Happy learning! Don’t forget to vote (click on stars underneath the title) OFS224 – Project 2010 Demo, Demo, Demo – Overview for IT Professionals and Developers – Christophe Fiessinger, Jan Kalis

Introducing the UMT Project Financial Server 2010

Another awesome partner solutions UMT Project Financial Server 2010 built on the recently released Microsoft Project Server 2010, in their (Ben Chamberlain’s) own words: “The UMT Project Financial Server 2010 extends Microsoft Project Server 2010 to provide organizations with comprehensive cost and benefit management capabilities across the project life cycle.” I saw a recent demo beside the great capabilities I was impressed how it was seamlessly integrated with the familiar PWA interface, great job UMT! Don’t be shy and check out all the content available today on their site: webcast, brochure, datasheet, demo pack, demo scripts , etc… http://www.projectfinancialserver.com/newsevents/umt-project-financial-server-2010-demo-content-pack.aspx

TechEd Europe, come meet the Project technical team in Berlin, 8-12 Nov

This year Microsoft Project 2010 will have exceptionally strong presence in the upcoming Microsoft TechED Europe in Berlin 8-12 November, if you have not registered yet time to do so! Four dedicated Project 2010 sessions for IT Professionals and Developers, including the very first public presentation on the upcoming Team Foundation Server and Project Server Integration . Your favorite Project 2010 Self-paced Hands on Lab (OFS210-HOL) Booth with top subject matter experts for Project 2010 from Seattle and Germany – come to ask questions ! Lastly – giveaways – a best seller book for all Project Server 2010 deployments, t-shirts with your favorite logo and more! Details Sessions Title Description Speakers OFS224 – Project 2010 Demo, Demo, Demo – Overview for IT Professionals and Developers Built on SharePoint 2010, Microsoft’s Enterprise Project Management 2010 solution comprises Microsoft Project Professional and Project Server 2010, and helps organizations select and deliver the right projects, reduce costs, drive efficiencies and ultimately, plant the seeds to grow the business. This session provides an overview of the key investment areas and capabilities of Project Server 2010 and Project Professional 2010, including demand management, portfolio analysis, core project management, time tracking, and business intelligence/reporting. Lots of live demos! Christophe Fiessinger, Jan Kalis OFS305-IS – Project 2010 Deployment And Upgrade – the theory, the myth and the best practices Project Server 2010 is built on SharePoint 2010 and provides relevant information to SharePoint and/or Project Server IT Professionals who plan, deploy and manage Project Server 2010 Farm. Specific topics discussed will include how to architect, deploy and configure Project Server within the context of a SharePoint Server 2010 farm, including capacity planning. We will also discuss the upgrade and migration from previous versions of Project Server 2007 and 2003, as well as Project Portfolio Server 2007. Christophe Fiessinger, Jan Kalis OFS306-IS – Project 2010 Development for SharePoint Developers With Real-World Examples Microsoft Project Server 2010 is built on the rich SharePoint 2010 platform and thus offers a wide variety of customization options. This session provides resources for getting started quickly with Project 2010 development. It also shows real-world examples, including extensibility of Project 2010, and options for Line of the Business Application integration with Project Server 2010. Jan Kalis OFS201 – Application Lifecycle Management – Microsoft Project 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010, Better Together Integrating Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) processes helps to improve visibility across the entire application development lifecycle, empowering project managers and developers to follow their own methodologies yet be connected seamlessly with each other.

Trick or Treat? Why not both! Happy Project Halloween

It’s been a busy week planning the future (it’s a secret can’t tell) so might have a bit of fun before its over! Yes October 31st is fast approaching and that’s a special day here, at least for people living in the United States (for all others, here is the Wikipedia story http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween ). Anyway since the tradition is to trick or treat , lets do both but definitely tons of treats with 2010 (thanks to Toney and Adrian for the collector picture above) I did actually try to carve out our logo, but as you can guess it was more work that I dared to do so went the easy route! Happy Halloween!

Come meet the experts online today and in person soon

Come visit the Project Momentum “virtual” booths and connect with the experts today Click here to enter, http://www.microsoft.com/Momentum booths For the first time we will be showing digital partner booths to highlight the capabilities of our Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management competent partners. Come experience the innovative showcase environment , connect with these experts online and then meet them in person at the event. Come to the Project Momentum

Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint 2007 and 2010 October CU 2010 are Live!

As announced by Brian Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint 2007 and 2010 October CU 2010 are Live! To learn more about the content of this Cumulative update mark your calendars and attend this webcast from Brian Smith and Adrian Jenkins: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada),

At a Glance: Roles vs. Generic Resources

Project Server 2010 supports both resource roles and generic resources . On the surface, these terms may appear to be redundant. If you want to call out a Developer in my project, do you do so by identifying a “Developer” role, or by creating a generic resource called, “Developer”? You use roles during resource constraint analysis, part of the portfolio analysis process. Resource constraint analysis is the process of looking at the resource needs of a project proposal, and comparing that with the resource capacity of the organization. (For example, Proposal A needs 5 Developers, and our organization has 4 Developers available.) In Project Server 2010, resource constraint analysis relies on roles. You can identify “Developer” as a role, and then assign that role to either named resources (“real” people), or to generic resources (placeholders). Project Server 2010 will only consider resources with defined roles during resource constraint analysis. You use generic resources , on the other hand, are used as placeholders for named resources. You may have a generic resource named “Developer” that also has the role of “Developer.” Just like saying Joe is a developer, when you use a generic resource, you are saying that “Developer” is a developer. In the context of portfolio analysis, you should use generic resources when you know the role type and quantity needed for a project (for example, two Developers), but you don’t have to know the names of the actual people who will do the work. Want to read more? The following topics cover resource constraint analysis in detail, with clarification on roles and generic resources: Overview: Setting up resource constraint analysis Define primary resource roles Create resources to represent capacity Create generic resources to represent demand Specify resource demand in a project proposal