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#ProjectOnline performance and scale improvements #Office365 #MSProject #PS2013

October 21, 2014 Leave a comment
Paul Mather
I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server.
I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011.
I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner.

This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article)

Project Online is continuing to go from strength to strength with improvement changes and features being introduced frequently. An example of this is detailed in the link below:

http://bit.ly/1tad8Cb

This is the type of benefit you get when using a service hosted and maintained by Microsoft!

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#Microsoft #ProjectOnline Reporting Pack v2 #MSProject #SharePointOnline #Office365 #PPM #Excel #BI #Data

October 19, 2014 Leave a comment
Paul Mather
I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server.
I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011.
I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner.

This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article)

Following on from my recently released Project Online Reporting Pack, I have since added a new report to the pack – a milestone variance chart. This report is detailed in this post. For screenshots of the other reports and deployment steps, see:

http://bit.ly/11RQp3F

The v2 Project Online Reporting pack with the 6 reports can be downloaded here:

http://bit.ly/1sDmW66

Milestone Variance Report:

This report will show all of the marked milestones for the projects in the portfolio, you can filter by the Enterprise Project Type:

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Look out for more reports / updates in the future.

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#ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2010 / 2013 October 2014 Cumulative Update #PS2010 #SP2010 #PS2013 #SP2013 #MSProject

October 16, 2014 Leave a comment
Paul Mather
I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server.
I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011.
I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner.

This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article)

The Office 2013 October 2014 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below:

 

Project Server 2013 October 2014 Server Roll up package:
**** No Project Server 2013 server roll up packages for October 2014, see http://bit.ly/1yGzpuQ ***

Project Server 2013 October 2014 CU:
http://bit.ly/1u8qATw

Project 2013 October 2014 CU:
http://bit.ly/1yGzqyL

Also worth noting, if you haven’t done so already, install the March 2013 Public update: http://bit.ly/1lR8IgK if installing the October 2014 CU.

The Office 2010 October 2014 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below:

http://bit.ly/1u8qATx

Project Server 2010 October 2014 Server Roll up package:
**** No Project Server 2010 packages for October 2014, see http://bit.ly/1yGzqyM ***

Project Server 2010 October 2014 CU:
http://bit.ly/1u8qA65 & http://bit.ly/1yGzsqg

Project 2010 October 2014 CU:
http://bit.ly/1yGzsqh
Remember SP1 or SP2 is a pre-requisite for the Office 2010 October 2014 CUs.

As always, test these updates on a replica test environment before deploying to production.

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New Milestone Gantt #App for #ProjectOnline & #ProjectServer #PS2013 #Office365 #Project #PMO #BI

October 11, 2014 Leave a comment
Paul Mather
I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server.
I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011.
I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner.

This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article)

CPS’ 4th SharePoint hosted app has been released into the App store. The app is called the “Milestone Gantt” app. The app can be downloaded here:

http://bit.ly/1wiK6z0

This app displays project milestones on a Gantt style chart, see the screen shots below:

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The app has configuration options to enable the Project Web App administrators to configure the settings to meet the organisations requirements.

For more details see the user guide here.

For more CPS apps see the link below:

http://bit.ly/1wiK7Tv

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Free #ProjectOnline /ProjectServer advice sessions @ #ProjChallenge #PPM #Microsoft #Project #PMOT

September 29, 2014 Leave a comment
Paul Mather
I am a Project Server and SharePoint consultant but my main focus currently is around Project Server.
I have been working with Project Server for nearly five years since 2007 for a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in the UK, I have also been awared with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011.
I am also a certified Prince2 Practitioner.

This article has been cross posted from pwmather.wordpress.com (original article)

Just a quick email to let you know that I will be at Project Challenge in October 2014 at Olympia, London. I will be there over the two days and available for free 20 minute sessions where general advice can been given for common business or technical issues relating to the Microsoft PPM toolset.

For details see the following link:

http://bit.ly/1uWaM8b

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See you at SharePoint Saturday Jersey !

September 25, 2014 Leave a comment

SPS Jersey

Looking forward to see some familiar faces at the SharePoint Saturday Jersey this weekend, it’s always amazing to see so many people willing to sacrifice their Saturday to talk geeky / work related subject.

Our session is at 10:30 so come and learn about the latest BI Reports Tools in Excel that will make you re-think about Excel, and see how we can expose those reports into SharePoint and Office365 in minutes.

If you see me around, please stop me and say Hi !  / Bonjour ! :-) (click my profile to see what I look like ;-) 

SPSJerseyShort

via François on Sharepoint http://bit.ly/1n2zipj

François Souyri
French native Sharepoint Consultant living in London. A crossway between a designer, developer and system architect. Prefers stretching the limit of out-of-the-box features rather than breaking them into code. When not working with Microsoft Sharepoint François is often found on Web2.0 News sites and related social networking tools.

This article has been cross posted from sharepointfrancois.wordpress.com/ (original article)

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Project Server 2013 More Symptoms to Lost Resource Issue #PS2013 #LostResources #ProjectServer

September 23, 2014 Leave a comment
In relation to famous Lost Resources issue, i would like to share few more symptoms that can help you to identify an exact issue and apply the relative fix. Also the purpose is to feed search engines with more relevant data to help us lead to right direction.

By the way if anyone has already applied April 2014 CU, or planning to apply, then note that the fix for this issue is available as part of this April 2014 CU. But the fix will not solve any existing affected projects, and you need to follow Brian’s advise mentioned in his blog (URL available below) to fix it.

Also more details and immediate fix, in case you are not planning to apply CU, is available here at Brian Smith’s blog: Blog and Fix

Following are my findings related to the same issue:

Error on Project Page in PWA:

Queue Error:

You will find project stuck in queue with percentage completed less than 100%, and error details would be:

  • Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.BusinessLayer.Queue.Message:
    • ProjectPublishFailure (23000). Details: id=’23000′ name=’ProjectPublishFailure’ uid=’187759d1-663f-e411-8b70-0050569b2beb’ projectuid=’1201772f-00b0-e311-baa9-782bcba8cb82′ messagetype=’Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.BusinessLayer.QueueMsg.PublishProjectMessage’ messageID=’16’ stage=” blocking=’Block’

Using JOB ID mentioned, searching ULS Log will help you find below details:


SqlError: ‘Violation of PRIMARY KEY constraint ‘PK_MSP_PROJECT_RESOURCES’. Cannot insert duplicate key in object ‘pub.MSP_PROJECT_RESOURCES’. The duplicate key value is (1201772f-00b0-e311-baa9-782bcba8cb82, f34816d9-2fb3-e311-9ecf-0050569b2beb).’    Source: ‘.Net SqlClient Data Provider’ Number: 2627 State: 1 Class: 14 Procedure: ‘MSP_PUBLISH_PROJECT_RESOURCES_INSERT’ LineNumber: 8 Server: ‘HQDXB-CPMSQLINS\CEPMSQLDB’ 4ec5b99c-37f6-c0a5-975a-cdbb44e876c8
09/18/2014 23:05:58.52 Microsoft.Office.Project.Server (0x1470) 0x1CFC Project Server                 Database                       880j High     SqlError: ‘The statement has been terminated.’    Source: ‘.Net SqlClient Data Provider’ Number: 3621 State: 0 Class: 0 Procedure: ‘MSP_PUBLISH_PROJECT_RESOURCES_INSERT’ LineNumber: 8 Server: ‘HQDXB-CPMSQLINS\CEPMSQLDB’ 4ec5b99c-37f6-c0a5-975a-cdbb44e876c8
09/18/2014 23:05:58.52 Microsoft.Office.Project.Server (0x1470) 0x1CFC Project Server                 Database                       tzku High     ConnectionString: ‘Data Source=HQDXB-CPMSQLINS\CEPMSQLDB;Initial Catalog=ProjectWebApp;Integrated Security=True;Enlist=False;Pooling=True;Min Pool Size=0;Max Pool Size=100;Connect Timeout=15;Application Name=SharePoint[Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.Queuing][2][ProjectWebApp]‘    Partition: NULL ConnectionState: Open ConnectionTimeout: 15 4ec5b99c-37f6-c0a5-975a-cdbb44e876c8

via All about Enterprise Project Management (EPM) http://bit.ly/1mIB3bc

Khurram Jamshed
The author of the blog has an extensive experience of working as an EPM Consultant. Currently he is located in Dubai, UAE and working for Microsoft partner organization as Project Server specialist. He has a thorough experience of providing Project Management technical/functional consultancy to all sort of organizations. He is a certified PMP, a Project Server MCITP, and also received a MS community contributor award 2011.

This article has been cross posted from khurramjamshed.blogspot.com/ (original article)

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