Restoring or Migrating Project Web App 2010 instances

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.

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 http://blogs.msdn.com/project/archive/2010/04/07/how-do-you-report.aspx 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 projrep@microsoft.com 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