How Can I Speed up my Project Costs Reports?

If you’re a Microsoft Project Server report developer, you’ve no doubt come across the issue of long running reports that look to output time-phased cost data. Things are just fine until you go and add the costs to the query; then your 3 second query turns into a minute and a half. Sure the OLAP Read more about How Can I Speed up my Project Costs Reports?[…]

Two Microsoft Project MVPS from EPMA in Attendance at the Microsoft MVP Global Summit in Redmond

Prasanna Adavi (left) and Dale Howard (right), Microsoft Project MVPs I am pleased to report that EPMA has two Microsoft Project MVPs in attendance at the Microsoft MVP Global Summit in Redmond this week. Our two attendees are Prasanna Adavi and myself, Dale Howard. In fact, Prasanna and I are sitting next to each other right Read more about Two Microsoft Project MVPS from EPMA in Attendance at the Microsoft MVP Global Summit in Redmond[…]

Deleting Users in Microsoft Project Server

It is highly recommended that you do not delete Resource/Users when using a PPM tool such as Microsoft Project because you could potentially lose all the history related to the resource/user. For example – You create a user named John Smith who can also be assigned to projects as a resource. You have assigned John Read more about Deleting Users in Microsoft Project Server[…]

Project Server 2010 Save Error

PROJECT SERVER 2010 SAVE ERROR While trying to edit and save a project file in Microsoft Project Server 2010, I received an error message: “An error has occurred when saving your project to the server. Please contact your administrator for assistance.” After researching this error, I found that this error message is usually received when Read more about Project Server 2010 Save Error[…]

How Can I Trust You to Manage a One Million Dollar Project if You Cannot Manage a One-Hour Meeting?

Effectively managing a project requires — among other things — the ability to be organized and make the most effective use of people’s time. It also requires the respect of your project team… which you can quickly lose if you cannot run an effective project team meeting. If you have access to Project and Portfolio Read more about How Can I Trust You to Manage a One Million Dollar Project if You Cannot Manage a One-Hour Meeting?[…]

Enable Promoted Links for Graphical Navigation in the Project Server Business Intelligence Center

The Promoted Links app in SharePoint 2013 is a great way to graphically display a list of animated navigation tiles, similar to the tiles that appear on the PWA home page: You can use the Promoted Links app to add your own animated graphical navigation tiles to the PWA home page, Project Sites, or even Read more about Enable Promoted Links for Graphical Navigation in the Project Server Business Intelligence Center[…]

Microsoft Project Conference 2014 Sessions Now Available On Demand

Recorded sessions and PowerPoint presentations from the Microsoft Project Conference 2014, held February 2 – 5, 2014 in Anaheim, California, are now available on Microsoft’s Channel 9 web site. Video recordings can be streamed on demand or downloaded for offline viewing, and the accompanying PowerPoint presentations can be viewed in your web browser or downloaded Read more about Microsoft Project Conference 2014 Sessions Now Available On Demand[…]

Service Pack 1 Now Available for Microsoft Office 2013, Project 2013, and SharePoint 2013

Microsoft announced today on the Office Updates blog that Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available for Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft Project 2013, and Microsoft SharePoint 2013: http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2014/02/25/announcing-the-release-of-service-pack-1-for-office-2013-and-sharepoint-2013.aspx They provide instructions and links to obtain SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center, as well as more detailed information describing the types of updates included for each Read more about Service Pack 1 Now Available for Microsoft Office 2013, Project 2013, and SharePoint 2013[…]