Master Project Baseline Issues

I am currently managing a master project with two subprojects.  The other day, I was trying to export the timephased baseline data into a visual report, and ran into a couple of issues.  Figured this would be good content for my inaugural contribution to this blog:   A couple of things…..first when establishing the baseline…

TechEd Panel Discussion

I had a chance to sit in on the MVP SharePoint Panel Discussion here at Tech•Ed yesterday. The AV folks here at TechEd must be burning the candle at both ends because they already posted the session on Tech•Ed Online. Microsoft SharePoint MVP Development Panel Discussion

BI Bootcamp in Florida

  As I write this I am in the airport in Austin waiting for my flight out to Ft. Lauderdale. I will be supporting tomorrow’s presentations around PerformancePoint, so if you are one of the lucky few who knew about this event and will be there, I look forward to seeing you. Unfortunately, these events…

Gather stats from SharePoint

I was not actually looking for this, but that does not mean it is not incredibly useful. I was actually looking for what was available from the PerformancePoint Team blog in the way of updates to the SDK documentation, or heck, an SDK versus just a single page in the MSDN canon, when I came…

Windows IT Professional Magazine: Top 5 Extensions for OpsMgr

Windows IT Pro just published my article with them which is now online at: http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/101719/top-5-extensions-for-opsmgr.html The topic is: Top 5 Extensions for OpsMgr (Managing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 smarter, faster, easier). This is my first article that I have published with Windows IT Professional, so I would really like to thank Windows IT…

Quick note on Fragmentation

Empirical evidence is incredibly useful for understanding your position on architecture, in deciding what the best maintenance plan for your SQL Server should be or justifying the purchase third party software for your environment. If you haven’t seen Linchi Shea’s post series on file fragmentation and SAN, then I highly recommend perusing through the material…

EPM Codeplex tools available for download

From my original post in my blog at: http://msofficedepot.blogspot.com EPM Timesheet & Statusing Customization Samples http://epmtsst.codeplex.com/ Project DescriptionCode samples that demonstrate how EPM (Project Server) 2007 Timesheet and Statusing functionalities could be customized using custom event handlers and Project Server Interface calls. These samples leverage the Timesheeting and Statusing API documented in the EPM 2007 SDK…

Speaking at TechFest in Dallas

I’ll be presenting my new talk for the first time at TechFest in Dallas. SharePoint Search Challenges and Tricks Abstract Many organizations struggle with SharePoint search configuration when it falls outside simple document search. This session presents strategies for handling special search scenarios like large files and images. This session also presents techniques for metadata…