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Microsoft Online Proctored Exam Experience

When I decided to take my first MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) exam, there was a decision to make. I could either make a reservation to take the test at an exam center or take it with an online proctored option at my home/office. Being unfamiliar with online proctored exam concept, I spent a couple of Read more about Microsoft Online Proctored Exam Experience[…]

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Project Server 2013 – New Project failed to publish?

Do you see the following error message in Project Server 2013 when you try to create a new project? Error: Your new <Project Name> has been created successfully, but failed to publish and will not be listed in the Project Center. For more information on the failure, visit the My Queue Jobs page or contact your Read more about Project Server 2013 – New Project failed to publish?[…]

How to Put Baseline Information on a MS Project Timeline

People love pictures!  For most, it’s easier to retain information seen in a picture or a graphic. When presenting project schedule information, project timelines are the preferred choice, instead of viewing complex Gantt charts.   One of the most common requests from project sponsors is to show the baseline information on a Timeline, so they Read more about How to Put Baseline Information on a MS Project Timeline[…]

PMBOK 6th Edition – What You Need to Know

PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) is an internationally recognized project management guide published by PMI (Project Management Institute), with the first edition released in 1996. To stay in tune with evolving practices in business, project management professionals (PMPs) continuously work to improve processes and methodologies applied in project environments.  Continual improvement and alignment of Read more about PMBOK 6th Edition – What You Need to Know[…]

Job State ‘Skipped For Optimization’ in Microsoft Project Server Queue

Periodically EPMA’s Support Team gets this question from a Project Server Administrator reviewing the server’s Manage Queue Jobs: What is causing the server to show a Job State of Skipped For Optimization and 20% complete?       First, ‘Skipped for Optimization’ is not an error. It is a status indicating that the system has already Read more about Job State ‘Skipped For Optimization’ in Microsoft Project Server Queue[…]

6 things you need to know about Microsoft Planner, the new work management offering from Microsoft

Microsoft announced this week that Microsoft Planner is now generally available, and all users with eligible Office 365 subscriptions will automatically see the Planner tile appear in the Office 365 app launcher when it is available for them to use. Read more While there is lot of information beginning start circulating on the Internet, we Read more about 6 things you need to know about Microsoft Planner, the new work management offering from Microsoft[…]