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<tea> Microsoft Project has long been considered as a tool that can only be used with structured , rigid tasks.  Typically this...

<Nothing more interesting than tea…> I’m really pleased to announce that I’m presenting at the Power BI World Tour at the London event on...

<East London Brewery Jamboree> If like me, you’re based in the UK and you deal with organisations based in Scandinavia  (and others of course)...

Happy to note I’ve been re-awarded as an MVP for Microsoft Project again, for the 9th year running :) ...

Over the last year or so Power BI has made a real charge to become THE reporting tool for many applications, including of...

<baileys> Typically I don’t blog about service packs, feature packs, CUs, PUs and anything else release related, however, this time I’m making an exception...

#ProjectOnline #ProjectServer #PowerBI #PowerQuery #BI #Office365 #Excel #PPM <tea> Just a quick plug for an article I recently wrote for the TechNet UK blog –...

<Early morning coffee> When it comes to Risks and Issues, I find that many of my customers wish to transfer their existing Risks and...

The Project MVP community is hosting the 1st ever Project Virtual Conference.  Running for 24 hours on the 22nd October, it encompasses the...

<homebrew, tea, wine, coffee and several other beverages – this blog was written over several days!> I’m currently helping manage a multiyear schedule and...

<merlot> I came across an issue the other day whilst dabbling in a demo project update.  The issue was that I couldn’t set the...

<Ožujsko> So perhaps the title of this blog is a little over the top, but I had a customer recently who needed help when...

<A beer in London - £4.30!> Most problems (or opportunities of course) arise from customer queries; really, if it wasn’t for you guys keeping...

When I review the statistics on my blog, one of the most popular ones is Exporting tasks into Outlook - http://www.applepark.co.uk/exporting-tasks-from-project-into-your-outlook-calendar/.  I’m not...

<tea> In case you missed the announcements, TechED Europe is happing in Madrid from the 25-28th June.  Though I’m not speaking this year, I...

<Cafe creme> Cost resources are a very useful feature of Project (and also therefore of Project Server), but there is at least one rule...

<ipa> The majority of projects I’m involved in concentrate more on people and process than anything else (some customers really want to think “tools,...

<Earl Grey> Project Server 2010 allows for the option of auto-approving task status updates, and since SP1, this has become even more useful as...

<Cool cold water> I seem to spend quite a bit of time, during training courses, explaining (in some depth) how Project Server security works. ...

<Youngs bitter> A customer on a recent training course asked if how he could create a view that didn’t display dates, but rather showed...

<coffee> Apologies for those who've read my blogs before, but as I've created a new web site I wanted to make sure all my...

<Pinot Grigio – it’s been a long day!> As previously blogged, I was recently invited to speak on Project 2010 at the Microsoft UK...

<cup of tea> MS UK recently held a week long series of events here in the UK called techdays - http://www.microsoft.com/uk/techdays/.  I was given...

<hot water and lemon> I’ve been troubleshooting an existing PS2007 implementation recently (obviously not one that I set up!), and the customer was having...

This is oldish news, but I didn't see it on any other blogs, plus it gives me a chance to direct you to...

<Tea> Over the summer I spent a couple of weeks in Mallorca on holiday, and whilst there prep’d up moving SQL servers (who needs...

<just coffee> So here I am, sitting Pheonix, AZ at the Project Conference 2010.  I’ve been working with Project 2010 for a while now,...

<home made banana milkshake> Just found out Microsoft have awarded me MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Project - nice one!   https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/communities/mvp.aspx?name=ben+howard    Cheers,  Ben....

The following blog details the settings and email formats behind the task alerts and reminders page.  I originally wrote this in word using...

Just to let you know there are two MPUG events happening in the  UK.  The first is in London, and the second Manchester. ...

<Wolf Blass & Baileys!>   Every now and then something nice happens in EPM, something that makes life simpler!  This happened to me before Christmas...

<Brakspear Oxford Gold> If you've been looking out for training for Project Server or Portfolio Server training, there are now a few options...

<dry again> Status reports have been around since Project Server 2003 (or even in 2002? - I can't remember), but I do know that...

During the lifetime of a project it is sometimes necessary to change the Project Manager (due to a leave of absence).  The process...

Introduction Okay, so there is no such thing as the perfect schedule, but there are good and bad practices for creating a schedule using...

<dry - again!> Gee'd on by too many nights in hotels, I started briefly messing around with Analysis Services, and I started thinking that there...

<red plonk> I have to admit, I do like Master Projects, Microsoft appear to have got these right in this edition of Project Server...

<budvar> Moving back to the scenarios, I wanted to give a rounded overview of Deliverables. Historical implementation of deliverables. A deliverable is a tangible and measurable result,...

<black sheep> This blog is a move away from the scenario based blogs on PS2007 that I've been writing, instead it's an overview of...

<Oyster Bay Merlot, NZ> Introduction Timesheets are a completely new area for PS2007.  Okay, so PS2002/3 had a button labelled "Timehseets", but the main function...