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Tips for Using Excel Web Services for Project Server BI

This week we were working on an Excel Services report that pulls data from Project view tables, Resources, Tasks and Assignments. Luckily, we have Power Pivot available to help join these tables, right? We started pulling t ...

11 Project Management Tips for Setting and Managing Expectations

All of us in Project Management roles struggle daily with setting and managing expectations for our teams. Keeping projects on track – especially with constant change requests and additions, is a project manager's greatest ch ...

8 Things Really Efficient People Do

We here at MS Project Now are always looking for ways to improve our productivity and get more done- on time and under budget. It never seems like there is enough time in the day. So we really liked this article from Inc Maga ...

Microsoft Product Support Lifecycle–When does my product support expire?

I was recently asked by a client how long their Microsoft product support lasted and I stumbled upon the Product Lifecycle database.   I have taken an extract for products pertaining to the Project Server family.&nb ...

7 Tips for a Successful Project

This is a great list of tips to keep in mind as you kick off a new project: Ensure that you have the full project detail up front Set realistic expectations Establish measurable and reportable criteria for success Select ...

Great News and Growth for PM professionals

There is great news and growth for all of us PM professionals out there as reported by the PMI organization. Between 2010 and 2020, 15.7 million new project management roles will be created globally across seven project-inte ...

Cool New Features : “From Office Mix to Office 365 Video”

“…Microsoft announced Office 365 Video, a new service of Office 365 that makes it easy to share video inside your organization. Office 365 Video is built on SharePoint Online, powered by Azure Media Services, and leverages Ya ...

Earned Value in Project and Why it is Important

Earned value is a powerful tracking and budgeting feature in Project. Despite the slew of intimidating acronyms that defines it (like AC, BCWP, TPI, EV, and the like), it isn’t especially complicated. Earned value helps you a ...

November 2014 CU for SharePoint 2013 has been released

Please note that there was an update notice to the update that was released yesterday… “[Update 2014-11-12] When trying to download the fix for KB 2889944 (SharePoint Server 2013 November 2014 CU) you will notice that there a ...

Keeping Clients and Your Business Happy- How to Ensure a Project Stays on Budget

I was just reading this great article on how to keep Projects in Budget. A problem that most of us deal with every day. “Under-promise and over-deliver” is a hallmark of successful service delivery. It’s critical that busines ...

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