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Newly published content for Office Project Server 2007

Updated: May 26, 2011

Updated: 2011-05-26

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Updated the week of January 30, 2012

Requirements for using SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services with the Project Server 2007 Cube Building Service   This article has been updated to note that the SQL Server 2005 backward compatibility components are still needed if SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services is running on the application server (single computer installation).

Published the week of May 23, 2011

Enterprise system best practices: white paper (Project Server 2007) and its related blog post   This white paper describes operational best practices for enterprise systems in general, including Microsoft Office Project Server 2007. It was written by Chris Vandersluis for the "From the Trenches" column in the Project Server TechCenter (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=208602).

Published the week of April 11, 2011

Creating an EPM Deployment Plan: white paper (Project Server 2007) and its related blog post   This white paper describes how to deploy the Enterprise Project Management solution in phases and it includes key issues and estimated durations for each phase. The paper was written by Chris Vandersluis for the "From the Trenches" column in the Project Server 2007 Tech Center (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=208602).

Updated the week of April 4, 2011

Plan browser support (Project Server) and Determine hardware and software requirements (Project Server)   These articles have been updated to include information about Internet Explorer 9 support with Microsoft Office Project Web Access in Office Project Server 2007.

Updated the week of January 10, 2011

Performance and capacity planning best practices    Updated to show the Project System Health Report script.

Updated the week of August 30, 2010

Understand permissions and permission levels (Project Server)   Added a "Security scopes" section with information about per-list security scope limits.

Blog posts for the week of April 12, 2010

New whitepaper by Chris Vandersluis for the "From the Trenches" column: The Executive Connection (http://blogs.technet.com/epmcontent/archive/2010/04/10/new-whitepaper-by-chris-vandersluis-for-the-from-the-trenches-column-the-executive-connection.aspx)   This white paper discusses the importance of executive involvement to having a successful EPM deployment. This is the latest in a series of white papers by Chris Vandersluis about deploying the Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solution in the real world, based on his many years of experience.

Published the week of February 22, 2010

Plan and deploy an EPM and SharePoint Server 2007 extranet environment   This section contains new and updated articles that provide a detailed description of the steps required to deploy an EPM and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 solution in the three supported extranet topologies. It also includes best practices and recommendations provided by Microsoft for a successful and secure deployment. Testing and validation process for each of the supported extranet topologies is also described in these articles.

Updated the week of November 30, 2009

White papers for Project Server 2007   This article has been updated to include a link to the latest white paper by Chris Vandersluis of HMS Software, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. This white paper is titled "Balancing the Matrix" and describes challenges faced when deploying the EPM solution in a matrix environment.

Office Project Server 2007 Technical Library in Compiled Help format (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=130451&clcid=0x409)   The entire library for Office Project Server 2007 is now available as a downloadable .chm file. This download includes all content in the library as of December 4, 2009.

Updated the week of November 2, 2009

Plan groups, categories, and RBS for Project Server 2007   This article describes the elements of the Office Project Server 2007 security structure. It has been updated to include a series of four overview videos covering the basics of permissions, groups, categories, and the Resource Breakdown Structure.

Updated the week of October 19, 2009

Performance and capacity planning best practices   This article has been updated with a link to a new white paper describing performance best practices for Office Project Server 2007.

Published the week of August 24, 2009

Project Server 2007 Web Part performance   This article discusses a known issue with the Office Project Server 2007 Issues & Risks Web Part, and provides a suggested work-around.

Updated the week of August 24, 2009

Plan groups, categories, and RBS for Project Server 2007   This article describes the basics of groups, categories, and the Resource Breakdown Structure in Office Project Server 2007. It has been updated to include descriptions of the default groups and categories that ship with Project Server.

Deploy Office Project Server 2007 with Office SharePoint Server 2007   This article has been updated to reflect a new alert warning about the performance of the Office Project Server 2007 Issues & Risks Web Part in a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 farm.

Published the week of July 27, 2009

The project management system maturity model: white paper (Project Server 2007)   This white paper describes how as organizations mature, they can be more effective in the use of their project management systems. This white paper was written by Chris Vandersluis of HMS Software, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Other white papers from Vandersluis include The Challenges of Selecting Enterprise Software, Resource Management, GPS Assistance in Roadmapping an EPM Deployment, A Phased Approach to Deploying EPM, and Being a Solutions Buyer.

Published the week of July 20, 2009

Extract Project Web Access site data to a new content database   This article describes how to extract Project Web Access (PWA) site data from a content database that also contains non-PWA sites, and then restore the PWA site data to a new content database. The resulting configuration, in which a content database is used solely for PWA site data, is recommended for avoiding problems with operations such as backup and recovery, migrating data to a new farm, or migrating to a newer version of Project Server in the future.

Published the week of July 13, 2009

TechNet webcast: Virtualization (Office Project Server 2007)   This webcast covers best practices for deploying virtualization by using Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V technology, with detailed discussion of the optimum architecture configuration and how to architect a high-availability virtual farm.

TechNet webcast: Active Cache processes and architecture drill down (Office Project Server 2007)   This webcast covers processes and key messaging between Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007 and Office Project Server 2007. It describes cache folder structure and registry settings in detail. It also explains enhancements made to increase client/server communication scalability and reliability.

Updated the week of July 13, 2009

Updated the week of July 6, 2009

Configure Office Project Server 2007 client connectivity   This article describes how to configure a connection between Office Project Professional 2007 and Office Project Server 2007. It has been updated to clarify what URL to use when specifying the connection.

Downloadable books: Deployment and migration for Office Project Server 2007   An updated version of the downloadable book "Deployment for Office Project Server 2007" is now available. Downloadable books contain content from the TechNet technical library, which is revised regularly. The updated book includes the most recent version of this content as of July 2009.

Published the week of June 22, 2009

Downloadable book: Backup and restore for Office Project Server 2007   This new downloadable book contains content from the TechNet technical library, in a format you can store locally to read when you’re not online. This book contains the most recent content from the library as of June 2009 and provides technical guidance and how-to information for Office Project Server 2007 backup and recovery, including information about migrating a Project Web Access instance in addition to backup and restore operations for a Office Project Server 2007 farm.

Updated the week of June 1, 2009

View Effective Rights tool   This update addresses some issues customers commonly have with the View Effective Rights tool in the Office Project Server 2007 Project Resource Kit (PRK) and includes work-around methods for operating it properly.

Plan groups, categories, and RBS for Project Server 2007   This article describes options associated with the Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS) in Office Project Server 2007. It has been updated to correct errors in the descriptions of the available RBS options.

Updated the week of May 25, 2009

Deploy Service Pack 2 for Office Project Server 2007   This article has been updated to include an important note about a known issue: installing the 2007 Office Servers Service Pack 2 (SP2) causes a trial version to be activated. The note explains how to resolve the issue.

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