Monthly Archives: July 2011

Task Type Use Cases in an IT Environment

In training sessions, my students traditionally have a tough time grasping the concept of task types and how they may be applied in the real world.   I often get the question of “Which task type would you recommend for ‘XYZ’?”  … Continue reading

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Considering a Large Project Server Implementation? Read This….

I’ve been heads down on a large implementation myself for the last couple months, and must’ve missed this one.  Check out this white paper from my colleague and frequent collaborator, Victor Richardson, where he breaks down deployment scenarios for the … Continue reading

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Surfacing Risk Data in an External List

…so now that we have a custom SQL view developed and that data is surfaced in the form of an External Content Type, let’s add it to our SharePoint site. Navigate to a SharePoint site, select the option to View … Continue reading

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Creating an External Content Type for Project Risks

In this post, I will talk about how to surface the custom SQL view we developed in the previous post through External Content Types and SharePoint Business Connectivity Services (BCS). Now this isn’t a new topic.  The only difference is … Continue reading

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Customizing SQL Views to Provide Useful Datasets

In my last post, I decided to take a look at how to use External Content Types to surface Project Server Reporting database data on Risks and Issues.  In this post, I plan to talk about some quick and easy … Continue reading

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Centralized Risk Repositories with External Lists

I was plugging away at the Project Server newsgroup when one of the contributors asked an interesting question.  After trying to aggregate Issues from each of the project sites to a single centralized repository using Content Query Webparts, Bart E. … Continue reading

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Back to the Basics: Calculating Duration in Fixed Duration Tasks

My colleague approached me with an interesting question the other day.  Under specific conditions, he could make seemingly identical tasks appear with different durations. So the question is “why?”  Why do seemingly identical tasks have different durations.  First off, lets … Continue reading

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