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Deliver Business Results with Project Online

That is what Project Online is all about. Making it easier, faster, simpler for teams to work together and deliver results. These are just some of the capabilities you can expect by using Project Online:   Simplified ...

Project Online Quick Start Guides

Hello!On a regular basis we get questions from customers and others asking where they may be able to find more information on how to use, or get started, with Project Online.  With the simplicity in which people can subs ...

Why SharePoint on Azure?

It can be confusing trying to figure out the new Product set from Microsoft.  What should I choose? Office 365? Azure? SharePoint Online? etc…   I wanted to focus on the benefits of Azure and I found an article ...

Project Server 2013: Error loading Approval Page

I have seen this error for couple of customers recently. The Approval Page does not load and gives below error message. Error: One or more categories of approval could not be loaded. In both the cases, I found below error in ...

Project Online and Licenses- How does that Work?

If you are interested in Project Online and many of our customers are, you might be wondering about the licenses and how they work. Here is some helpful information to get you started: Every user needs to be given a license ...

Unable to access PWA after starting Delegation Session

Recently I worked on one of the issues where PWA Administrator was not able access the PWA and was getting below error. The last thing he did was start a Delegation session to act as one of his team member. We were able to ...

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 ...

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