#HappyNewYear everyone! 2014 #blog review / highlights #ProjectServer #ProjectOnline #Office365

January 1, 2015 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)

Firstly Happy New Year to all, I think by now we are all in 2015! I hope that 2015 is a great year for all.

A quick review of my blog for 2014 can be seen below.

The blog was viewed around 90,000 times in 2014 with 618 views being the highest for 1 day with the most popular post that day being the Project Online Reporting Pack post.

The top five most visited posts in 2014 were as follows:

  1. http://bit.ly/1wEOs1z
  2. http://bit.ly/1yaU4HI
  3. http://bit.ly/1wEOs1C
  4. http://bit.ly/1pw7ROI
  5. http://bit.ly/1yaU4HL

I look forward to creating more Project / Project Online / Project Server related posts in 2015!

Don’t forget the biggest event in 2015 – Microsoft Ignite, May 4th – 8th 2015 in Chicago – it will be an awesome event – I can’t wait to be there!

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#ProjectServer #PS2013 update reference #PPM #MSProject

December 22, 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)

A quick post to highlight a couple of great links from Brian Smith for Project Server 2013 / Project Pro 2013 updates / patches. See the links below:

Project 2013 client update reference: http://bit.ly/1AxUsiP

Project Server 2013 update reference: http://bit.ly/1AXa7pV

Bookmark these links today! Smile

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

December 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)

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

http://bit.ly/1IEypL4

Project Server 2013 December 2014 Server Roll up package:
http://bit.ly/1IEyrT3

Project Server 2013 December 2014 CU:
http://bit.ly/1IEyrT8

Project 2013 December 2014 CU:
http://bit.ly/1IEypLd

Also worth noting, if you haven’t done so already, install the March 2013 Public update: http://bit.ly/1lR8IgK or Service Pack 1 http://bit.ly/1uorn2C if installing the December 2014 CU.

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

http://bit.ly/1IEyrTd

Project Server 2010 December 2014 Server Roll up package:
http://bit.ly/1IEyqi0

Project Server 2010 December 2014 CU:
http://bit.ly/1IEyqi2

Project 2010 December 2014 CU:
http://bit.ly/1uornQ2

SP2 is a pre-requisite for the Office 2010 December 2014 CUs.

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

For more details see: http://bit.ly/1uorniV

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#ProjectOnline / #ProjectServer #Project Site Finder #JavaScript #jQuery #Office365 #SharePoint

December 1, 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)

This script will enable the users to quick find and navigate to the Project Site for a particular project. This is useful if you have many projects in the instance. The script can be downloaded from the script gallery below:

http://bit.ly/1rMPi1b

To get the script to work you will need to download the following jQuery library: jquery-2.1.1.min.js – jQuery download Another version of this library may work but this was the one I used / tested with. Upload this library to your PWA site collection then update the script file with the correct location. I uploaded this file to the site collection document library as you can see in the code below:

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This example script does use the ProjectData API, so users will need access to that for this to work.

Once the script is downloaded, upload this to the PWA site collection, in this example it was uploaded to the site collection documents library. Choose where you want to script to be accessed, in this example I have placed it on the PWA homepage using a content editor web part:

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The content link in my example is: /sites/pwa/SiteCollectionDocuments/Project Site Finder.js

Once loaded, the page will look like this:

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The user can then type in part of the project name and click “Find Project”:

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The Project Site ULR column will contain the associated project site URL with a clickable hyperlink that will open the project site in a new window / new tab.

This only uses intrinsic fields so should work for any Project Online environment but do test it thoroughly first. You might want to improve the error handling etc. before deploying to a production environment. Also remember this does require the user to have access to the ProjectData API for this to work.

The script is provided "As is" with no warranties etc.

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SharePoint Saturday UK tomorrow 29/11/14

November 28, 2014 Leave a comment

Ready – Set – Go …  All set for presenting 2 great sessions tomorrow in Hinckley Island Leicestershire :

PowerBI_for_IT_Pros10:00 -      We previously demonstrated the PowerBI for an end user’s point of view and showing how easy it can be to create beautiful reports and visualisation, now let’s look at it from an IT-Pro viewpoint,     i.e.
.how do I bring my on premise data source into it securely ?
.how do I schedule a data refresh ?

 

 

 

14:15 –   Azure_Deployment I will also join up Ben Ahmed to demonstrate how to deploy a “massive” SharePoint farm using the new Azure Portal in only a few minutes, we will also discuss the Pros and Cons of using a fully automated, semi-automated and manual deployment in this context, giving real life examples.    

 

 

 

 

See you tomorrow, and as always , come and say Hi during the day and at the SharePint at night as well.

Click here or the image to read the full agenda of the day :
Hinckley Island

via François on Sharepoint http://bit.ly/1FA5qpl

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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#ProjectServer / #ProjectOnline error deleting PDP #PS2013

November 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)

Just a quick post, if you ever receive the following error when trying to delete a Project Detail Page, ensure the PDP has been removed from all Enterprise Project Types (EPT):

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The error message is:

“An event receiver has canceled the request.”

Removing the unwanted PDP from all the EPT’s resolved it for me.

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#Webinar: Establish a Strategic #PMO with #Project Online by CPS and UMT360 #Office365 #MSProject

November 17, 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)

Join a live webinar hosted by CPS and UMT360 to understand the core concepts of strategic Project Management Office (PMO). PMOs are being asked to master the important, yet tactical aspects of project management as well as take strategic responsibility for managing investment decisions to optimize spend and maximize return across the portfolio.

Now is the time to embrace the full spectrum of responsibility to ultimately maximize ROI.

Understand how integrating UMT360 investment planning and controls across the PPM lifecycle in Project Online gives you and the business, the financial and strategic insights needed to optimize spend and maximize from your project portfolios.

Start Date: 19/11/2014 12:30 GMT

End Date: 19/11/2014 13:30 GMT

Location: Online. Free to attend

To register, see the link below:

http://bit.ly/1sXQRUC

For more details see:

http://bit.ly/1xwK8Ym

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