Project Challenge 14/15 October 2014

I will be at Project Challenge, London Olympia, on Tuesday and Wednesday 14/15th of October.

During the show my colleagues and I from TPG The Project Group will be available to discuss and demonstrate Project Online, Project Server, Project Web App, and Project (desktop).

We will also be available to discuss and demonstrate TPG products for integration with line of business systems, and products that extend Microsoft Project, Project Online and Project Server.

TPG’s customer – Orange Business Services – will be presenting on Tuesday 14 October 2014 at 11:30

“How Orange consolidated and integrated multiple data streams in to a single global project solution” with Graham Freak, Global PPM Practice and Des White, Global PPM Practice

Replicate Project Online Reporting Data to a SQL Server database using the OData protocol

This link describes how you can use SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) to replicate your reporting data from Project Online to a separate SQL Server database, using the Open Data protocol (OData).

It explains how to install the add-on, the high level details of the replication process and how to get started in Visual Studio with the Integration Services project template to create a project that automatically pulls your data based on a schedule.

While Project Online: SSIS package for OData delta sync provides an example SSIS package that demonstrates how to perform a delta sync to reduce download times. The package retrieves Project Web App (PWA) data only for projects that changed since the last sync. This sample applies to Project Online reporting when report data is replicated to a local SQL Server database.

Improving visibility to service updates in Office 365

A significant change Microsoft is making is in how they communicate updates and provide a forward-looking view of their service plans. They’ve learned a lot from the Yammer team on how customers expect communication in a fast-paced, services world, and got great feedback from customers at the SharePoint and MEC conferences on transparency for future investments in their business services.

Building on this, Microsoft decided to take the next step and communicate with customers in a new way, via a public roadmap, to make sure that as many people as possible know about the exciting improvements they’re bringing to the service.

Project Lite announced

At Project Conference 2014 Microsoft announced that a new license would be made available for Project Online.

Project Lite enables project team members to edit and submit timesheets, collaborate on project related documents, update tasks, log issues and much more – all at a price point of £4.60 per user/month*.

ProjectLite_Table

It excludes access to Excel based reports and Resource Center

Project Lite available on May 1