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Mitch Irsfeld

TechNet Flash, Volume 13, Issue 7 - April 6, 2011
TechNet Flash Editor's Note from Mitch Irsfeld

The New Project Server Makes the Most of Other Microsoft Server Technologies

Delivering projects on time and on budget requires special skills and the best tools available to make sure those skills are not sidetracked during the project lifecycle. With Project Server 2010, Microsoft has brought together the capabilities of best-in-class tools like SharePoint Server 2010 and Project Portfolio Server 2007 to provide flexible work management and top-down portfolio management.

Combine that with the performance enhancements of the 64-bit architecture of Windows Server 2008 SP2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 and the 64-bit version of either SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008, and your Project Server 2010 farm is much more scalable.

In this edition of TechNet ON, we take a look at Project Server 2010 from two perspectives: deployment and administration. To get a quick overview of new features and capabilities, read What's New for IT Pros in Project Server 2010. Then get your hands on the Microsoft Project Server 2010 trial for your free 180-day evaluation.

Even if you are using Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, there are plenty of enhancements with the new version and new best practices to follow. From an administrator's point of view, Project Server 2010 brings back the popular Project Server Role Guides from the Office Project Server 2003 version with the recently published Microsoft Project Server 2010 Administrator's Guide. For more on the Role Guides and other guidance in the Administrator's Guide, see TechNet Magazine's Keep Your Projects on Track by Efren Edwards and Joshua Hoffman.

To get supported technical documentation on specific administrative tasks, we've included three additional articles:

For Project Server 2010 deployment, check out the Upgrade and Migration for Project Server 2010 page on TechNet. It includes Quick Start Training modules, webcasts, and TechNet Library articles to get you started.

Since Project Server 2010 is built on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, find out the planning considerations that a SharePoint farm administrator should make by reading Project Server 2010 with SharePoint Server 2010 Architecture (Overview). Then see the steps necessary to Deploy Project Server 2010 in a Server Farm Environment.

With a Project Server farm built, find help in determining when you should scale up or scale out your server farm by using the Project Server 2010 Performance Counters to monitor the health of the system.

Thanks for reading,

Mitch Irsfeld
Editor, TechNet Flash

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