Archive for October, 2006

Project Server 2007 SDK

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

EPM Solutions Services

Friday, October 20th, 2006

Want to quickly locate the right EPM solutions & services, check EPM Connect.


Windows Media Server Licensing

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

While working on a streaming media project, I found Windows Media Licensing has lots items.


Streaming Media Server is part of Windows 2003 Server as free add-on. To encode streaming media files you can use Windows Media Encoder. Digital Rights Management (DRM) can be used to more protection of your media contents. There are many things to facilitate your streaming media.


I will cover streaming media later some time. For now see the below links on licensing of Windows Media technology.

Deciding Which Version Is Right for You

Windows Media Licensing Program


Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Common PWA Issues

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

"The controls for Microsoft Project Web Access could not be downloaded correctly" error message when you start Microsoft Project Web Access"

ProjectServer 2003 with SQL 2005

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

OLAP Cube and Portfolio Views – Issue Resolution

Monday, October 16th, 2006

Resolving issues with OLAP cube & portfolio Analyzer views sometimes becomes challenging. There are many reasons why the cube build fails or portfolio views don’t work.


Everyone including PM and RM, especially executives like to view the portfolio of their projects and organization. OLAP cube or view failure in MS Project Server might stop these management people from making important project and organization level decision.


Some of the outstanding cube & views issues are listed below


·         Error message when you try to build an OLAP cube in Project Server 2003 or in Project Server 2002: "The cube scheduled to be built on Date Time failed."


·         Error message when you try to build an OLAP cube in Project Server 2003: "This key is already associated with an element of this collection"


·         How to troubleshoot issues with Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) cubes when you work with Microsoft Project Server


·         You receive an "Unable to access the Microsoft Project Portfolio Analyzer OLAP Cube" error message when you try to create or view a Portfolio Analyzer View


·         OLAP cube generation may not be successful in Microsoft Project Web Access


·         "An OLAP cube was successfully built but with errors" error message when you try to generate an OLAP cube from Project Server 2002 (applies to PS 2003 as well)


·         Besides these KB articles, also check this article. In short, avoid special characters in your project server environment.

Allowed Characters in Project Server

Project Server Windows Account Lockout

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

EPM Job2 MS Project Server Administrator

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Job Title:          MS Project Server Administrator

Position Type:   Temp to Hire

Location:          Massachusetts (MA)                           

Salary:              Negotiable

Experience:       3 year


Job Description:      

BS Computer Science or equivalent


First point-of-contact for questions on Microsoft Project Professional Server 2003 and Web Access

Experience with all of the advanced features

Assist in creating new projects from within the PMO and other departments

Provide guidance on industry best practice & ISO Standards

Schedule Portfolio Analyzer OLAP Cube Builds

Create new reports and graphs, custom fields, outline codes, views, and templates as necessary

Troubleshoot network and connectivity

Be experienced in the installation of Project Professional & Web Access

Ability to modify the custom SQL queries,

Transact SQL preferred


Job Requirements:


·                                 MS Project Server 2003 EPM

·                                 MS Project Professional

·                                 Project Web Access Administration

·                                 OLAP Cube

·                                 Views: Project Center, Resource Center, Portfolio Views

·                                 Enterprise Resource Management

·                                 Enterprise Global Template management

·                                 Custom Fields / Outline Codes

SQL 2000, Queries



·                                 Programming skills

·                                 Active Directory

·                                 Time Entry Systems

·                                 Sharepoint

·                                 Excel

·                                 Mentoring


Contact Email:  Send Your Resume

Contact Instructions: Please send your resumes & salary requirements ASAP.

Start Date:    ASAP


OutlookTools Free addon

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

OutlookTools is a free add-on which gives you some pretty good outlook features.