RAUTH: The Requirements Details View

Welcome to the latest posting in my Resource Analysis Under the Hood series.  My goal with these posts is to introduce the features of the Project Server Resource Analysis component of the Portfolio Analysis module with the help of an Excel mockup.  Why Excel?  Because any Office application with a song written about it can’t…

You might need to unplug if…

The following is an excerpt from a presentation that I was working on regarding the importance of unplugging from technology. I owe huge thanks to my friend Roger who stepped in at the last minute to do this presentation using my material (and made it better I’m sure) since I was unable to attend the…

Announcing Office 365

Microsoft just announced the next version of their online products that will replace the BPOS suite.  The new name is Office365 and you can go the the official website at www.office365.com .  Key benefits to Office365 include: Anywhere access to email, documents, contacts, and calendars on nearly any device Work seamlessly with Microsoft Office and…

Tip: XAML Whitespace Handling

I came across a Stackoverflow question the other day: Add carriage return to string resource in WPF In summary, what this person was trying to do is put new lines inside the text of an element in XAML and have the new lines be honored. In addition, this person was attempting to use XML character…

Resource Swimlane Reports in 4 Easy Steps

Thanks to the MVP Award Blog for allowing me to provide the guest post for today… Check out this article on developing resource swimlane reports in Microsoft Project in just 4 easy steps.  The instructions are as applicable to earlier versions of Microsoft Project as they are for 2010. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mvpawardprogram/archive/2010/10/19/mvps-for-office-and-sharepoint-2010-project-swimlane-reports-in-4-easy-steps.aspx

TextBox.Watermark in Silverlight 4

While browsing MSDN documentation, you may come across this gem: TextBox.Watermark. “Awesome! I’ve been wanting a built-in way to do watermarking on my text boxes! This is great, let me go ahead and set that in XAML!”

Unfortunately, if you run this you won’t get what you expect: And the detail: What is this?…