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From the monthly archives: October, 2011

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'October, 2011'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Project Server 2007: Service Pack 3 and the October 2011 CU announced

For our Project Server 2007 folks out there:  This one is for you. Thanks to Brian and Microsoft for his blog:  http://projectserverblogs.com/?p=5272 Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Project and Project Server 2007 are no ...

Description of the Project 2010 hotfix package (Project-x-none.msp): October 25, 2011

Description of the Project 2010 hotfix package (Project-x-none.msp): October 25, 2011 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2596495  Folks, this hotfix seems to address several issues that you may have seen and some that ...

Project Server 2007–> 2010 upgrade: Non project schema error when provisioning

I was Performing an upgrade for a client recently when I encountered this error.  In the past when I received this error it was usually the result of my incorrectly typing the name of one of the four Project Server datab ...

SQL Function to clean HTML from text-based fields.

Quite often when writing reports that grab data from SharePoint lists, you have to deal with HTML tags showing up in your reports.  This function helps clean that garbage from the fields. Usage: ,dbo.DeHtmlize(MSP_EpmPr ...

Project Server 2007: Scheduled Cube not working

Folks – if you are a Project Server 2007 shop and your Data Analysis cube stops building – the following article will help you.  This may occur if you change your SharePoint server farm (servers or names).  Let us k ...

Will we be seeing you at the Microsoft Project Conference?

Folks there is a lot of buzz around Project Conference 2012.  We will be there will you?  Register today and secure your spot.  Get the most out of Microsoft Project and make sure to stop by and introduce yours ...

Performance Point Services error: The following data source cannot be used because PerformancePoint Services is not configured correctly.

When attempting to create a data source for performance point services I encountered this error.  The cause of this error has to do with setting up an unattended service account for PPS.  Do so as follows:   ...

Using Command-line switches for Project 2007

One of my clients asked if it was possible to make a shortcut of a Project Server project from the desktop.  Well by using command-line switches you can definitely open a project.mpp file.  I will let you know if it ...

Project Server 2010 cumulative update package (Project server-package): October 13, 2011

Description of the Project Server 2010 cumulative update package (Project server-package): October 13, 2011 Cumulative Update link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2553049 Project Server 2010 hotfix package:  http://su ...

Viewing Project Data with PivotViewer Extension for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

Many of us use SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) to generate and display Project Server data.  Well now thanks to Cristian and the Microsoft BI Team, we can leverage the PivotViewer Extension to create some very impre ...

Check Project Server 2007 database version

Use ProjectServer_Published SELECT * FROM Versions WHERE VersionId = '00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000' ORDER BY Id DESC

Project Server 2010: Business Intelligence Center–Common Errors

Note: This is a repost from Brian Smith’s Blog (thanks Brian).  I found it so helpful I wanted it close by. This follows on from the posting on the structure of the Business Intelligence Center in Project Server 2010 - ...

Project Server 2010: The copy of this project in the Local Project Cache may be damaged.

  When saving a project offline from Project Server 2010, I get the following errors when I try to open the schedule offline: "The copy of this project in the Local Project Cache may be damaged. Try the operation ...

an error has occurred while accessing application id ProjectServerApplication Project Server 2010

In this case resetting the target applications via Set Credentials resolved my issue.  Sometimes the simplest route should be taken first.

Create a SQL Reporting Services document library and enable content types

Once you have your farm configured for SQL Reporting Services in SharePoint integrated mode, the next step is to create a document library that you will upload the .rdl files.  Do so as follows:   From within the ...

Multiple instances of w3wp.exe

  I will not go into what w3wp.exe is used for as there are many posts online on the topic.  I am only sharing my experience.  I have a client that makes heavy use of SharePoint 2010, with numerous web applica ...

Error: The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service (SharePoint 2010)

  Recently a client of mine would receive this error when attempting to search within a SharePoint site collection.  This partcular issue was a bit more involved than I had originally expected.  Reason being, ...

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