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Project Server 2010 cumulative update package August 30, 2011

Hello EPM Guys,

Got the Information from MS Support abou the August 2011 CU for Project Server 2010.
Please visist the below link for Project Server 2010: Issues that this hotfix package fixes This cumulative update package resolves the issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles: ·2553031  ( ) Description of the SharePoint Foundation 2010 hotfix package (sts-x-none.msp): August 30, 2011 ·2553037  ( ) Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Osrchwfe-x-none.msp): August 30, 2011 ·2553038  ( ) Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Dlc-x-none.msp): August 30, 2011 ·2553042  ( ) Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 hotfix package (Ifswfe-x-none.msp): August 30, 2011 ·2553045  ( )…

Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint 2007 and 2010 August CU 2011

August 2011 CU for Microsoft Project and Project Server 2010Server Rollup Package(Recommended):
Description of the SharePoint Server 2010 and Project Server 2010 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package (MOSS server-package, Project server-package): August 30, 2011
Individual Project Server Package:
Only required if you do not install the Server Rollup.
Description of the Project Server 2010 hotfix package (pjsrvwfe-x-none.msp): August 30, 2011
Project Client Package:
Description of the Project 2010 hotfix package (project-x-none.msp): August 30, 2011
More information on deploying the Cumulative Update:
The article below provides information on how to deploy the Project Server Cumulative Update.
Updates for Project Server 2010
As Project Server 2010 is now based on SharePoint Server 2010 we strongly recommend that you…

Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011

July 29th 2011- Friday Hello EPM folks,

It was a Friday which as usual starts from Client calls & I don't get the time to check my personal emails but on this day, i started my day with my gmail account & checking my emails , full of forum reply & few from others. I noticed an email from "support@microsoftcommunitycontributor" & subject was "Your online community contributions have been recognized by Microsoft".
Dear Amit,

Congratulations! We’re pleased to inform you that your contributions to Microsoft online technical communities have been recognized with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award.

The Microsoft Community Contributor Award is reserved for participants who have made notable contributions in Microsoft online community forums such as TechNet, MSDN and Answers. The value of these resources is greatly enhanced by participants like you, who voluntarily co…

This workbook cannot be opened because it is not stored in an Excel Services Application trusted location

When you are using the Office Web apps in SharePoint 2010 then you may come across this error…
“This workbook cannot be opened because it is not stored in an Excel Services Application trusted location. To create an Excel Services Application trusted location, contact your system administrator.”
If you happen to be the system administrator and you’ve turned to googlebing google to find the answer hopefully this blog post will help you out!
I believe this error is most likely if you are going over SSL as the default trusted location is just http://
Jump into central admin (please ignore my heath analyzer!) and goto Manage service applications.
Click on Excel services Application.

Then click on “Trusted file locations”

You can see that http:// is already there, so you could just add https:// or put in a url to a specific location

Fill in the boxes, I also ticked the trust children box.

Now, You should be able to open the Excel workbook from your sample excel report in BI center of Project server.

Project Server 2010- Demand Management Useful links

Project Server 2010 - Demand Management- Showcase - Nice video

Project Server has a new infrastructure for building out a demand management process. This session covers the capabilities built in and how the workflow can be customized and extended to meet your business needs. This session will go over the following concepts: Developer experience in creating a Workflow; Deployment story for Project workflows; Administrator experience in creating Workflow Controlled Enterprise Project Types:

Project Server 2010: Task level formula based Text Custom field

Hello EPM Users/Techies,

Today I was browsing the Project Server forum & found a very easy but interesting question about displaying the task calender information in report which pulls the data from Project Server Reporting database. Since this information is not available in reporting database so thought a workaround & get the information.

1. Tried creating a TAsk level text custom field using formula:

2. In the formula section, picked up the field Text> Task Calendar

3. Added Task Calendar & when I tried to save that, got the error:

The custom field could not be saved due to the following reason(s):
This formula contains references to one or more fields that do not exist in the system. Correct the formula and try again.

4. Now, I thought to create the same field from project professional :
- Open project professioanl & Connect to Server
- Click on Project Tab - Click on Custom fields button on the ribbon
- Select Task (radio button) & selected Text from the drop down…

Update Project level Multiline Text Custom Fields

What a beautilful weather & I was kinda enjoying but suddenly One of My coworker pinged me & asked me a question about the Project level custom fields (multiline Text) so while I explained him about the usage of this kind of field, thought to write down somthing which might help Project Server community :)

Text custom fields can be multiline up to 4000 bytes, for use in project detail pages (PDPs) and with workflows for demand management in Project Web App. Multiline text custom fields are not usable in Project Professional. so I added a Project level Multiline text field in my PDP & now I wanted to update this field in a given project from my PSI program.

Here is the code for the Console application :
1. You will need to add project web service (ProjectWebSvc) web ref in the solution: http://servername/pwa/_vti_bin/PSI/Project.asmx?wsdl
2. Its very basic code, which has TEXT_VALUE update for a Multiline field

Project Server 2010: Enterprise Project Types

Enterprise Project Types (EPTs) are project templates that represent various types of projects and non-project work within the portfolio. For example, you can create an Enterprise Project Type to represent a HR related software Maintenance/development project or a marketing campaign.
An EPT is a combination of phases, stages, a single workflow, and Project Detail Pages. Each EPT represents a single project type. Normally, project types are aligned with individual departments, for example, marketing projects, IT projects, HR projects, and so forth. Using project types in Project 2010 now helps to categorize projects within the same organization that have a similar project life cycle

To create a new enterprise project type

On the PWA home page, click Server Settings.
Click New Enterprise Project Type. In the Name box, enter a name for the type (e.g HR_Project_EPT), and then provide a brief description in the Description box. Select a workflow from the Site Workflow Association list. Once yo…