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Project server 2013 stand-alone install – Should I go for it?

Just created a checklist to help in deciding if one should install stand-alone mode Project Server 2013 or not. You get a choice at the time of SharePoint 2013 install to either do a complete install or stand-alone install. H ...

Office 365 subscribers now have access to 1 TB of OneDrive storage

Whoa! I found great information this morning on ZDnet.com.  This means more bang for your buck! “… Earlier this month, Office 365 business subscribers began getting access to an additional 1 TB of OneDrive for Business s ...

The New Office- Office 365

These are just a few of the benefits of Office 365: The new Office is optimized to give you the best experience across devices - PCs, smart phones and tablets. Discover new insights with new highly interactive, data explora ...

The 2014 Microsoft Product Roadmap

Here is a great article that outlines key releases for Office, Dynamics, Windows Phone and others.  Check it out…   Do you need assistance with Office 365, SharePoint, Project Sever 2013 or Azure?  Contact Us – ...

An object (User, Group or built-in security principal) with the following name cannot be found: NT Service\MSSqlOLAPService

We wanted to configure Analysis Services and OLAP functionality to use a different instance of SQL Server than Project server database server because it was a stand alone install of Project server. So, SQL Server Analysis Ser ...

Office 365: Why you should use it

Office 365 offers so many benefits to customers, these are just a few:   • More efficient management: With Office 365 customers get anywhere access to the latest technology, they can collaborate easily, and spend less ...

July 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

“Yes, you are reading correct! The July 2014 CU. The bi-monthly CU release cycle is gone. The product group is now releasing CUs every month rather than every other month.”   Read the full article here.   Well folks ...

Task hours are not reflecting in Project server after upgrade from Project server 2007 to 2013

I just ran into this strange behavior after upgrading Project server from 2007 to 2013. After the upgrade a team member was able to log time against a task, it was sent to his manager for approval, his manager approved his ti ...

Welcome Cliff Goodwin to MS Project Now

MS Project Now is pleased to announce the addition of Cliff Goodwin to our Sales and Business Development team.  Cliff will be based out of our Waltham, MA office. Cliff joins us with over 20 years of sales management ex ...

SharePoint 2013 - How much memory is recommended by Microsoft?

Yes!  You have followed the “minimum” requirements recommended by Microsoft but there are other recommendations (such as Distributed Cache) that you should consider when setting up SharePoint. Read the full article here ...

Derived method 'RequiresWebPartClientScript'….. error after installing Project Server 2013 with SP1

I recently built a stand-alone project server 2013 farm by installing SharePoint 2013 and Project Server 2013 with SP1. I ran the PSConfig.exe to finish the process.  When I tried to browse the PWA after all of the above ...

Office 365- What you need to know

Office 365 is business – cloud powered connection, collaboration and control. Office 365 has all  the applications you know, always up to date and accessible from virtually anywhere on any device. Office 365 minimizes y ...

Web Parts Maintenance Page Error while editing Project Site Page

One of our customers were getting below error while editing Project Site Page. Below are the steps to reproduce the issue. Open the Project Site Click on Page >> Edit page Error Error:An unexpected error has occurred. ...

The Top 5 Coolest Features of SharePoint 2013 Workflows

For those of you looking to explore deeper into SharePoint this is a very cool article that talks about the following awesome features of SharePoint 2013 Workflows: 1.  Web Services 2.  Loops 3.  Stages 4. Paus ...

Upgrading from SQL Server 2008 R2 Express SP1 to SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise failed on Windows Server 2012

I installed stand alone instance of SharePoint 2013 on Widows Server 2012 datacenter – server. Install went fine with no issues. This install automatically installs SQL server 2008 R2 express with Service pack 1. Hard limit o ...

Error running SharePoint 2010 Configuration Wizard after SP2 installation

Recently one of our clients applied SP2 for SharePoint and Project Server 2010 and ran into issues while running SharePoint 2010 Configuration Wizard. The SharePoint Configuration Wizard was failing at step 2 with below error ...

Microsoft Project Online – the Perfect Cloud-based Solution

Powerful Project Portfolio Management in the Cloud As an integral part of Office 365, the cloud-based Microsoft Office solution, Project Online provides almost all project and portfolio management functions via your browser. ...

Microsoft Azure will predict future, thanks to machine-learning technology

Interesting article from Mike Cannon at Tech Times.  “Microsoft is adding predictive analysis to its repertoire through its Azure cloud computing program. The new service, called Azure Machine Learning, will give busine ...

SharePoint 2013 Prerequisite installer keeps looping at ‘Configuring Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role’ and doesn't move forward

I was recently installing SharePoint 2013 on a ‘Windows Server 2012 datacenter edition’ machine and came across a few issues. Prerequisites install should be smooth as per my expectation but it wasn’t. Fir ...

Welcome Nilay Shah To MS Project Now

MS Project Now is pleased announce the addition of Nilay Shah as our new Senior EPM Architect. Nilay is extremely qualified with over 11 years of experience in portal and web application architecture, design and development. ...

Bug with Inactive Tasks in MS PROJECT 2013!

Are you noticing weird behavior in your schedule when using Inactive tasks? See if this applies to you.  To read the full article click here.   Did you know that MS Project Now can work with your teams to notify you ...

June 2014 CU for SharePoint 2010 has been released

The Microsoft product group has a released new CU for SharePoint 2010. “Be aware that the June Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2010 is a Post-SP2 hotfix. It is recommended to have SP2 installed before installing the June CU. ...

MS Project Now is a Windows Azure Circle Partner

MS Project Now is happy to announce that we have been selected to be a Windows Azure Circle Partner. This is great news for MS Project Now and for all of our clients, who will see the many benefits of this program. Windows A ...

Microsoft Surface Winner

We are excited to announce the winner of our Azure webinar giveaway last week-a brand new Microsoft surface. The lucky winner is Tammy Wright from New Jersey. We had an amazing turnout for our webinar. Everyone here at MS Pro ...

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