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Newly published content for Project Server 2010

Published: January 21, 2010

Applies to:  Project Server 2010 

This article contains a list of new or updated content for Microsoft Project Server 2010. This article is updated regularly.

In this article:

August 12, 2013 | April 30, 2013 | February 4, 2013 | January 14, 2013 | November 26, 2012 | September 17, 2012 | July 30, 2012 | June 4, 2012 | April 23, 2012 |April 2, 2012 | March 26, 2012 | March 19, 2012 | March 12, 2012 | March 5, 2012 | February 27, 2012 | February 20, 2012 | February 13, 2012 | February 6, 2012 | January 23, 2012 | January 16, 2012 | January 9, 2012 | January 2, 2012 | December 12, 2011 | December 5, 2011 | November 28, 2011 | November 14, 2011 | October 24, 2011 | October 10, 2011 | September 26, 2011 | August 22, 2011 | July 11, 2011 │ June 27, 2011 │ June 13, 2011 │ June 6, 2011 │ May 23, 2011 │ May 9, 2011 │ May 2, 2011 │ April 25, 2011 │ April 18, 2011 │ April 11, 2011 │ April 4, 2011 │ March 28, 2011 │ March 21, 2011 │ March 14, 2011 | March 7, 2011 │ February 28, 2011 │ February 21, 2011 │ February 14, 2011 │ February 7, 2011 │ January 24, 2011 │ January 17, 2011 | January 10, 2011 │

Published the week of August 12, 2013

New article

Deploy Service Pack 2 for Project Server 2010  Deploy the Service Pack 2 update for Project Server 2010.

Published the week of April 30, 2013

New article

Cancelling a project without cancelling your career: white paper (Project Server 2010)   Describes best practices for recognizing when a project should be stopped, the benefits of doing so, and considerations you need to take into account when cancelling the project.

Published the week of February 4, 2013

Updated article

Plan browser support (Project Server 2010)   Updated to include required browser security settings.

Published the week of January 14, 2013

New article

Charging Ahead on Charge Codes: white paper (Project Server 2010)   This white paper describes best practices for defining your organization's charge code structure for the project management system or timesheet system.

Published the week of November 26, 2012

Updated article

Plan for using Project Server 2010 in a Hyper-V virtual environment   Updated to include information about Project Server 2010 support for Windows Azure.

Published the week of September 17, 2012

New articles

Aligning projects with strategic drivers: white paper (Project Server 2010)   This white paper discusses using strategic drivers in Portfolio Management to effectively create a standard approach for making important project decisions.

Would you like some EPM with that?: white paper (Project Server 2010)   This white paper discusses the evolution of project management systems, describes the use of Enterprise Project Management, and discusses the importance of understanding which project management solution is best for you.

Published the week of July 30, 2012

Deploy cumulative updates (Project Server 2010)   Updated with information about the June 2012 cumulative update for Project Server.

Published the week of June 4, 2012

New article

Microsoft Project Server 2010 SuperFlow   Describes and links to the Microsoft Project Server 2010 Upgrade SuperFlow. This SuperFlow is a self-contained interactive Help file that provides a collection of technical content about upgrading to Project Server 2010.

Published the week of April 23, 2012

Updated article

Deploy cumulative updates (Project Server 2010)   

Updated article

Database-attach full upgrade to Project Server 2010   Updated to describe how to use the "Bulk Update Project Sites" server settings to relink upgraded project sites to their upgraded projects.

Published the week of April 2, 2012

Updated article

Deploy Service Pack 1 for Project Server 2010   Updated for SQL Server 2012 support.

Published the week of March 26, 2012

New article

Top-down or bottom-up: white paper (Project Server 2010)   Discusses project management, portfolio management, and task management, and it compares the top-down and bottom-up management practices related to them.

Published the week of March 19, 2012

Updated articles

Hardware and software requirements (Project Server 2010) and What's new for IT pros in Project Server 2010   Updated to include information about SQL Server 2012 support.

Run Migration Script 7 to compare Project Server 2003 and Project Server 2007 data validation snapshots   Updated to include information that the script can provide a false mismatch of task identifiers between Project Server 2010 and Project Server 2007 tasks.

Published the week of March 12, 2012

Updated articles

Create a PWA site (Project Server 2010)   Added information about how to resolve slow page loads on servers that are not connected to the Internet.

Deploy cumulative updates (Project Server 2010)   Added links that point to the February 2012 Cumulative Update.

Published the week of March 5, 2012

Updated articles

Active Directory Resource Pool Synchronization (Project Server 2010 settings)   Updated with requirements for synchronizing the Enterprise Resource Pool with Active Directory users in a different domain.

Manage security group synchronization with Active Directory in Project Server 2010   Updated with requirements for synchronizing Project Server 2010 security groups with Active Directory users in a different domain.

Published the week of February 27, 2012

New article

Set project-level permissions in Project Web App   Describes how to set permissions for an individual project, and it explains the differences between project-level permissions and security groups and categories.

Updated articles

Create a PWA site (Project Server 2010)   Updated to clarify content database content lockdown procedures for PWA sites deployed to dedicated Web applications.

Managing task updates in Project Web App   Updated to include information about previewing the effects of approving a task change.

Microsoft Project Server 2010 Project Manager's Guide for Project Web App   Added a table that compares feature availability in Project Web App and Project Professional 2010.

Published the week of February 20, 2012

Updated article

Deactivate a user account in Project Server 2010   Added information about reassigning project ownership and removing user delegations before deactivating an account.

Published the week of February 13, 2012

New article

Project management comparison: Project Professional 2010 and Project Web App   Compares the availability of project management features in Microsoft Project Professional 2010 with those in Project Server 2010 Project Web App.

Published the week of February 6, 2012

New article

Project management comparison: Project Professional 2010 and Project Web App   Compares the availability of project management features in Project Professional 2010 with those in Project Server 2010 Project Web App.

Published the week of January 23, 2012

Updated article

Best practices for submitting and reporting on actual work (Project Server 2010)   Updated to include additional guidance on deleting and changing assignments while in single entry mode.

Published the week of January 16, 2012

New article

Microsoft Project Server 2010 integration with SAP (white paper)   Describes the benefits of and scenarios for integrating Microsoft Project Server 2010 with SAP’s ERP.

Published the week of January 9, 2012

Published the week of January 2, 2012

New article

Microsoft Project Server 2010 Project Manager's Guide for Project Web App   Describes how project managers can use Project Web App (PWA) to work with Project Server 2010 data and to perform project management-related tasks. The guide can be downloaded in Microsoft Word, PDF, and XPS formats.

Published the week of December 12, 2011

New article

They say they want a resolution: white paper (Project Server 2010)   Describes some common challenges when scheduling projects and how to decide the best approach when you want to determine how long tasks should be and how many tasks would optimize a project schedule.

Updated article

Best practices for managing a large number of resources in Project Server 2010   Updated the values for the UserSyncSettings enumeration.

Published the week of December 5, 2011

Updated article

Configure Project Server 2010 to work with Exchange Server 2010   Updated to clarify shell command use of farm administrator and application pool accounts and to clarify that those accounts must have permissions for the Project Server Queue services.

Published the week of November 28, 2011

New articles

Best practices for managing a large number of resources in Project Server 2010   Describes best practices when you are managing project site access in a Project Server 2010 environment in which projects have many users assigned to them.

Testing Project Server 2010 deployments   Includes nine new related topics that walk through testing a Project Server 2010 deployment.

Published the week of November 14, 2011

Updated articles

Plan browser support (Project Server 2010)   Updated with information about issues resolved by Project Server 2010 Service Pack 1 and Internet Explorer 9 updates.

Review system requirements for upgrade (Project Server 2010)   Updated with information about support for Internet Explorer 9.

Published the week of October 24, 2011

Updated articles

Configure Exchange Server 2010 Impersonation and Deploy Project Server 2010 with Exchange Server   Revised for Project Server 2010 SP1.

Configure Project Server 2010 to work with Exchange Server 2007 SP2 and Configure Project Server 2010 to work with Exchange Server 2010   Revised for Project Server 2010 SP1. Added a new section that provides information about exporting and importing SSL certificates from Exchange Server to Project Server 2010.

Plan for Exchange integration (Project Server 2010)   Updated with new information for Project Server 2010 SP1.

Published the week of October 10, 2011

Updated article

Plan for authentication in Project Server 2010   Updated to reflect that changing the authentication mode in IIS to certificate authentication is unsupported.

Published the week of September 26, 2011

New article

Dashboard directions: white paper (Project Server 2010)   Describes considerations and best practices for dashboards in an Enterprise Project Management environment. The article is the newest written by MVP Chris Vandersluis of HMS Software for the "From the Trenches" column in the Project Server 2010 Tech Center.

Published the week of August 22, 2011

Updated article

Deploy Service Pack 1 for Project Server 2010   Updated to include information about the June 2011 cumulative updates for both Project Server 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010.

Published the week of July 11, 2011

Updated article

Deploy cumulative updates (Project Server 2010)   Updated with information about the June 2011 Cumulative Update.

Published the week of June 27, 2011

New articles for Project Server 2010 SP1

Deploy Service Pack 1 for Project Server 2010   Describes how to deploy Microsoft Project Server 2010 with Service Pack 1 (SP1). This article provides an overview of key enhancements, deployment instructions, considerations, known issues, and links to related resources.

Updated for Project Server 2010 SP1

Hardware and software requirements (Project Server 2010), Plan browser support (Project Server 2010), and Project Server 2010 with SharePoint Server 2010 architecture (overview)   Updated to include information about additional supported Web browsers for Microsoft Project Web App Team Member pages in Project Server 2010 with SP1.

New articles

Database maintenance plans for Project Server 2010   Describes database maintenance recommendations for Project Server 2010.

Updated articles

Install and configure Project Server 2010 and Plan for deployment (Project Server 2010)   Updated to specify that Project Server 2010 is not compatible with multi-tenant environments.

Run Migration Script 7 to compare Project Server 2003 and Project Server 2007 data validation snapshots   Updated to include information about the script's possibly reporting a false mismatch of task identifiers between Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 and Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 tasks.

Published the week of June 13, 2011

New articles

Plan hardware architecture in Project Server 2010   Discusses the recommended hardware configurations for various Project Server 2010 dataset sizes.

Upgrade from a trial version of Project Server 2010   Describes how to upgrade your Project Server 2010 trial version to the fully licensed version.

Published the week of June 6, 2011

New resource center

Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Content Pivot Viewer   Use the pivot viewer to browse a complete collection of articles, white papers, training videos, and models for EPM in Project Server 2010. Pivot on content by lifecycle, solution area, or content type.

Updated article

In-place upgrade to Project Server 2010   Updated to include information about "Missing server side dependencies" errors that are displayed on the Health Analyzer Page after upgrading to Project Server 2010 by using the in-place upgrade method.

Published the week of May 23, 2011

New resource center

New resource center: Server Settings in Project Server 2010   Use this page to find help for the configuration options that are on the Project Server 2010 Server Settings page in Microsoft Project Web App.

New article

Enterprise system best practices: white paper (Project Server 2010)   Describes operational best practices that increase the chance for success for enterprise systems such as Project Server 2010. It was written by Chris Vandersluis of HMS Software for the "From the Trenches" column in the Project Server 2010 Tech Center (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=208599).

Published the week of May 9, 2011

Updated article

Database-attach core upgrade to Project Server 2010   Added five videos about executing a database-attach core upgrade to Project Server 2010.

Published the week of May 2, 2011

Updated articles

Deploy cumulative updates (Project Server 2010)   Updated with information about the April 2010 Cumulative Update.

Install and configure Project Server 2010   Added a note that uninstalling Project Server 2010 from a farm is not supported.

Published the week of April 25, 2011

New resource center

Time and Task Management in Project Server 2010   Visit this new resource center to get started with time and task progress tracking in Project Server 2010. Learn how to use Project Web App to submit time spent and progress on tasks.

New article

Accessing Project Web App and Project Professional from a Macintosh-based computer   Describes two options for those who want to access a Project Web App site or use the Microsoft Project Professional 2010 client application from a Macintosh-based computer.

Published the week of April 18, 2011

New articles

Project Server 2010: A financial management solution for projects, programs and portfolios (white paper)   Describes how Microsoft Project Server 2010 can be used by finance professionals as a financial management solution for their organizations' projects, programs, and portfolios. The paper was written by Arbutus Solutions.

Queue (Project Server 2010 settings)   This section includes the following new articles:

Updated article

Run Migration Script 3 to capture a Project Server 2003 data snapshot   Updated to include an important note about pre-creating a blank SQL database to which the script will write results.

Published the week of April 11, 2011

New blog post

Creating an EPM deployment plan and Creating an EPM Deployment Plan: white paper (Project Server 2010)   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 2010 Tech Center (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=208599).

New articles

Manage delegates (Project Server 2010 settings)   This section includes the following new articles:

Workflow and Project Detail Pages (Project Server 2010 settings)   This section includes the following new articles:

Enterprise Data (Project Server 2010 settings)   This section includes the following new articles:

Edit an existing calendar (Project Server 2010 settings)   Describes how you can modify the default standard enterprise calendar to account for the working and nonworking times observed by your organization.

Updated articles

Deploy language packs (Project Server 2010)   Updated to include additional languages that are supported in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 language packs but not in Microsoft Project Server 2010 language packs. This article also describes how the June 2010 Cumulative Update can prevent Project Server 2010 upgrade issues if your SharePoint Server 2010 farm is using a language pack that is not available in Project Server 2010.

Hardware and software requirements (Project Server 2010)   Updated with a link to the SQL Server 2008 Analysis Management Objects (AMO) that are needed for reporting. Additionally, this article has been updated with information about Internet Explorer 9 compatibility with Project Web App.

Published the week of April 4, 2011

New articles

Reporting with Microsoft Project Server 2010 (white paper)   Describes the various tools available for Project Server 2010 Reporting and how to use them.

Workflow Stages (Project Server 2010 settings)   Describes how to create a new workflow stage, which is one step in a project life cycle in Project Web App.

Manage Views (Project Server 2010 settings)   The articles in this section describe the different kinds of views in Project Web App and provide information about how to create, modify, copy, and delete these views.

Fiscal periods (Project Server 2010 settings)   The articles in this section describe how to define and delete fiscal periods.

Time Reporting Periods (Project Server 2010 settings)   The articles in this section describe how to set up and delete time reporting periods in Project Web App.

Updated articles

Plan browser support (Project Server 2010)   Updated to describe Internet Explorer 9 support in Project Web App for Project Server 2010

Published the week of March 28, 2011

New articles

Plan for disaster recovery in Project Server 2010   Describes disaster recovery practices for Project Server 2010 using SQL Server tools.

Operational Policies (Project Server 2010 settings)   This section includes the following new articles:

Additional Server Settings (Project Server 2010 settings)   This section includes the following new articles:

Time and Task Management (Project Server 2010 settings)   This section includes the following new articles:

Quick Launch (Project Server 2010 settings)   The articles in this section describe how to configure the Quick Launch (the left navigation list) in Project Web App. They include information about adding, deleting, and modifying Quick Launch links; changing Quick Launch behavior; and reordering items on the Quick Launch.

Enterprise Calendars (Project Server 2010 settings)   The articles in this section describe how you can use enterprise calendars in Project Web App to capture the predefined working hours, holidays, and other schedule details in an organization. They include information about copying or deleting an existing calendar, and modifying working and nonworking times.

Published the week of March 21, 2011

New article

Manage security group synchronization with Active Directory in Project Server 2010   Describes how to configure security group synchronization with Active Directory in Project Server 2010.

Updated article

Configure reporting for Project Server 2010   Added a note clarifying the different database access methods used by Microsoft Excel 2010 and Excel Services in SharePoint.

Published the week of March 14, 2011

New articles

Delete enterprise objects (Project Server 2010)   This section contains the following new articles:

Portfolio Analysis with Microsoft Project Server 2010 (white paper)   Points to a comprehensive user guide for the Portfolio Analysis module of Project Server 2010. The intended audience is an experienced non-technical user or PMO administrator charged with analyzing portfolios of projects withinProject Server 2010.

Project Server 2010 performance counters   Defines performance counter information for Web server, database server, and the project application server.

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server Integration Feature Pack   Discusses the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 and Project Server 2010 Integration Feature Pack and links to various resources in MSDN and the Microsoft Download Center.

Updated article

Deploy cumulative updates (Project Server 2010)   Updated with information about the February 2010 Cumulative Update.

Published the week of March 7, 2011

New articles

Enterprise Custom Fields and Lookup Tables (Project Server 2010)   Describes enterprise custom fields and lookup tables in Microsoft Project Server 2010 and explains how they are used. This section includes the following articles:

Updated article

SharePoint 2010 Products administration by using Windows PowerShell   Added a section about scripts and execution policies.

Published the week of February 28, 2011

New article

Project Server 2010 Administrator's Guide   Describes how to help your organization manage the tasks involved in administering Project Server 2010. The guide can be downloaded in Microsoft Word, PDF, and XPS formats.

Updated articles

Microsoft Project Server 2010 default categories   Deleted the reference to the "My Personal Projects" category.

Add a user account in Project Server 2010   Clarified the procedure for adding a user account and reorganized the article for greater usability.

Create a category in Project Server 2010   Clarified the procedure for adding a custom security category and reorganized the article for greater usability.

Published the week of February 21, 2011

New articles

Videos: Time and task progress workflow overview (Project Server 2010)   These videos illustrate the workflow for entering, submitting, and approving time and task progress by using a single view (single entry mode), separate views, or through a delegate. Videos also address what to do after a time reporting period has closed or after a task has been locked from being updated.

About the Quick Launch in Project Web App   Describes the Quick Launch in Project Web App. You can use the Quick Launch to access Project Web App features such as tasks and timesheets.

Published the week of February 14, 2011

New article

SQL script for known Project Server 2010 upgrade issues   Provides a SQL script you can use to detect known issues that might cause the upgrade process to fail when you attempt to upgrade from Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 to Project Server 2010.

Published the week of February 7, 2011

Updated article

Project Server 2010 global permissions   Added the Manage Drivers global permission.

Published the week of January 24, 2011

New articles

Use Project Web App (Project Server 2010)   Describes how to configure and use Microsoft Project Web App. This content is designed for team members, project managers, portfolio managers, and site administrators.

Deploy cumulative updates (Project Server 2010)     Describes how to install cumulative updates for Microsoft Project Server 2010.

TechNet Webcast: Information About Microsoft Project and Project Server Cumulative December 2010 Update (Level 200)   Provides a brief overview of the recently released Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 Cumulative Update for December 2010. This article also provides a link to the slide presentation used for this Webcast.

Published the week of January 17, 2011

New article

Accessing Project Web App and Project Professional from a Macintosh-based computer   Describes two options for those who want to access a Project Web App site or use the Microsoft Project Professional client application from a Macintosh-based computer.

Published the week of January 10, 2011

Updated articles

Set up SQL Server for a Project Server 2010 test environment   Added a procedure to confirm that TCP/IP connections are enabled.

Plan for Exchange integration (Project Server 2010)   Updated with information about supported protocols.

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