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Are you prepared? Microsoft drops Windows XP support

I know it has been a long time coming but I hope that you have prepared your environment for this.  This article from CNN explains the ramifications of not being prepared but also provides guidance on what you should do. ...

Take A Look Inside A Microsoft Azure Datacenter

Microsoft Azure is picking up steam!  “Microsoft leverages decades expertise to make the facilities that house Azure some of the most efficient datacenters in the industry.”  Read the full article here. Great to kno ...

What Is Azure?

If you don’t know what Microsoft Azure is, it is time to get in the KNOW!  Welcome to your new Microsoft hosted datacenter.   Sit back, relax, and let Microsoft work for you.   Read more…. Let MS Proj ...

Project Server 2013 and SharePoint 2013: SP1 download deactivated

As a precaution due to a recently discovered issue both the SharePoint 2013 and Project Server 2013 Service Pack 1 (SP1) downloads have been temporarily made unavailable.  Read full article on Brian Smith’s blog. I will ...

5 Ways to Increase your Team Member’s Engagement and Why it’s so Important

Only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work. As PM’s we all know how hard it is to engage our teams and we also know how critical it is to the success of any of our Projects. This is a great list of technique ...

SharePoint Server 2013 Business Intelligence Test Lab

While this may not be a new article, this is definitely a useful article for learning the Business Intelligence component of SharePoint Server 2013.  This article includes the following labs: Create a Business Intellige ...

SharePoint Server 2013: Test Lab

Okay so…this week I was on a Lab kick.   I wanted to locate all labs for certain Microsoft products.   Here is another useful article from the folks at Microsoft for SharePoint Server 2013 labs.  Here ...

Creating a Resource Plan in Project Server 2013

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about Resource Plans and explained how they are used in Project Server. Today, I’ll walk you through how to create a Resource Plan.Open the project in PWA.Select the Project tab at the top and ...

Featured Training Event

We have had so much interest in our webinars in the last few months, one of our highest rated and best attended webinars is: Managing Projects with Microsoft Project 4/14-4/17/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Virtual) $395.00 Regist ...

Microsoft Adding SQL Server 2014 Support to SharePoint 2013

“…The next SharePoint Server release is planned for next year…”  To read the entire article please click here. If you are interested in more information about SharePoint 2013 – we can help! Please contact MS Project Now. ...

The 2014 Microsoft Product Roadmap

Microsoft has a lot of great things coming this year.  Check this out!

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Configuring a custom domain name for Microsoft Azure Web Sites

Microsoft has rebranded the Azure product from Windows Azure to Microsoft Azure.  Here is a lesson on how you can rebrand your web site domain names with a custom domain name. Interested in Microsoft Azure?  Need pr ...

Working With Budget Resources in Microsoft Project

Ever wonder how to work with Budget Resources in Microsoft Project? They can be a little tricky until you understand the basics so I’ve outlined the steps for you below.The first thing to do is create the Budget Resources, In ...

Introducing Project Lite for Project Online

Customers considering onboarding a large number of Team Members to Project Online often get a dose of sticker shock when looking at the monthly fees.  Consider an organization with 200 Team Members who are simply filling ...

2010 Solution Starter Workflow: Migration from Project Server 2010 to Project Server 2013

If you have created workflow in project server 2010 using Solution Starter and wondering if you could migrate them to Project Server 2013 then answer is NO. All your stages, EPT’s, PDP’s and Phases will get migrated to Projec ...

XBox One Giveaway

We wanted to do something special to kick off our new weekly webinar series. So for the month of April we will give away one Microsoft XBox One Console to a lucky participant in our weekly webinars. We have a great series of ...

SharePoint Online announces 1TB site collections and unlimited tenant storage scale

Microsoft is making the following improvements to SharePoint Online: A 1TB site collection limit for OneDrive for Business and team sites: allowing your teams to store more content in a single location. Infinite tenant stor ...

Choosing Office 365 for the Enterprise Microsoft's Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, and Office in the cloud

Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud-hosted service that effectively provides Microsoft Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, OneDrive Pro and Yammer on a monthly fee basis. Instead of organizations having to setup, configure, patch, upgrad ...

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Service Description Matrix – MS Project Now

Hello,If you are looking for a matrix that provides every nook and cranny regarding what’s available in all SharePoint editions, whether SharePoint Online or otherwise, this is it.  I located this in TechNet here, and de ...

Project Server 2013: Active Directory Synchronization Issues and Resolution

Recently at MS Project Now we ran into strange issue in one of our environments with Active Directory Synchronization. Below are the issue scenarios and respective results. Scenario 1 : Server Settings >> Manage ...

Microsoft Project Online Partner Led Trials

We are very excited that we have just been accepted into the Microsoft Project Online Partner led Trials program. This is a great program from Microsoft. It means if you want to test-drive Project Online with Project Pro for ...

Microsoft Project Server 2013 – Field Reference Guide

Okay Folks, if you are like me and little bit old school then you will love this!  I was tired of looking up each Project Server 2013 field online if I wanted an explanation of the functionality, so I put everything into ...

How to download Project Professional 2013 Trial

Usually I have seen users having trouble to download and install trial edition of Project 2013. Following steps will help you to download and install it. How to download Microsoft Project 2013 trial 1) Open the link http://t ...

How Project schedules tasks: Behind the Scenes

So many people find themselves frustrated with Microsoft Project because they do not understand what makes Microsoft Project tick.  What makes it drive?  I am here to tell you that there is an elaborate engine behin ...

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