As promised a while back here are the three demonstrations from my Work Management in SharePoint 2013, What it is and why you’ll love it sessions at SPS and the Aussie SharePoint Conference. As I hate my voice on video, I have captioned them so you’ll miss out on some of the pearls of wisdom, but hopefully you will get the jist.
And don’t worry, I am still alive, just a little busy in my day job, but normal service will resume shortly.
Yep it’s true, the Project Conference is coming again, this time in early February in sunny California. It’s still over 200 days away, but it never hurts to reserve the date in your diary
You can register for updates at www.msprojectconference.com or keep an eye on Jan’s blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jkalis/)
Thanks to all those people that attended my session on Work Management in SharePoint 2013 at the two Australian SharePoint Conferences. As I mentioned in the sessions, I have uploaded the slides to SlideShare where you can download them. I will also publish the three demonstration videos in the coming weeks to take you through each of the demo’s in the session.
Also as mentioned in the session, here is the link to the excellent White Paper outlining the Work Management capabilities and Synchronisation with Exchange.
Following on from the last few upgrade and migration posts, I thought I would pull together a simple reference sheet that takes you through the migration process from Project Server 2010 to Project Server 2013.
The sheet takes you through the key steps and commands required to migrate between Project Server 2010 and Project Server 2013.
The reference sheet can be downloaded from http://sdrv.ms/12qUa8M or by clicking on the picture above.
I am excited to announce that I will once again be speaking at the Australian SharePoint Conference this time in Melbourne on the new Work Management capabilities of SharePoint & Project Server 2013. Hopefully this time the demo gods will be on my side and Project’ Sync to SharePoint will work.
The abstract for the session is:
If you have ever tried to track work in SharePoint, lists or even on pieces of paper, you are going to love the new Work Management capabilities of SharePoint 2013. With SharePoint 2013, your organisation has access to a task management solution that can start simply and scale up to the enterprise level at the click of a button. Come along to this session to get an understanding of these exciting new capabilities and how you can leverage them today.
Once again, the quality of this conference and knowledge of the speakers is second to none. This time the conference has an overall theme of collaboration and how to make your organisation work better, a tailor made theme for Project, Project Server and Work Management.
The conference is on the 11th – 12th June at the Pullman in Melbourne. You can find out more and register at http://www.sharethepoint.com/engage/AU2013/Melbourne/Pages/Home.aspx
I thought I would post this little gem so I don’t forget it. Hopefully it will be of use to someone else as well.
In the last couple of weeks a few people have told me about issues they encountered running Project Server 2010 workflows on a farm where the web front-end service has been deactivated. Deactivating the service can make sense if you are configuring the farm for improved performance by removing the need to listen to and render pages, or when trying to reduce the attack surface (although this is a lesser concern).
Anyway, to cut a long story short, it seems that when you turn the services off, you need to tell Project Server that the service has been turned off and to update it’s workflow configuration settings. Thanks to Sameh, one of the excellent support guys at Nintex who found the procedure hidden away in an MSDN article from August 2010 at
I haven’t had a chance to test if this on a Project Server 2013 farm using the SharePoint 2010 workflow engine, but I would imagine the same will apply.