Time to resume service with a few quick links…

Come in, we're openAfter a month long holiday, it’s time to resume normal blog service and share some EPM goodness. I

I have a couple of posts that I am working on at the moment, but in the meantime here are few gems that you should find useful Smile

Developing Project Server apps walkthrough

Following on from my series covering the building the Publish All Enterprise Project app, Microsoft have released an official walk through to build a Project Server app over at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj873844.aspx. This excellent walk through takes you through all that is needed to build a SharePoint hosted Quick Statusing app.

Debugging against Project Online

If you building a Project Server app, you are going to need a development environment. Whilst you can spin up your own dedicated on premise development environment, a far easier option is to use a Project Online tenant. Unfortunately, Office 365 doesn’t have the concept of a Project Online developer site out of the box. This excellent post by Alexander Vanwynsberghe, outlines how to use the SharePoint Online Management Shell to activate a special Developer site collection feature to a non development site collection (or in our case a Project Online site collection).

Default permissions for the new SharePoint based security groups

I have been spending a bit of time with the new SharePoint permission mode of Project Server that leverages SharePoint based groups for users instead of the traditional Project Server based groups. SharePoint groups make it much simpler to manage permissions within a Project Server instance, but it’s important to know what the underlying permissions are assigned (e.g. can a member of the Administrator group change a workflow, can a member of the Project Manager group manage rules?). Luckily there is a must read article over at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219510.aspx that outlines what the default permissions are for SharePoint security groups.

And finally…

Make sure you check out the365project.net, we have had some fantastic tips and tricks covering Project, Project Server and SharePoint posted over the holiday period, with plenty more queued up to come.

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But we are always looking for new contributors, so if your interested, drop me a line via the contact link on epmsource, or use the submit a tip link on the site..

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Introducing the365project.net

Welcome to the365project.netWith the introduction of Office 2013 and the arrival of Project Online in Office 365 I thought it would be a good time to try and bring some members of the Project and SharePoint community together to launch a new community site. So it is my great pleasure to introduce the365project.net.

Welcome to the365project.net

What is the365project.net? Well it’s a new tips and tricks site for the  Project, Project Server and SharePoint, covering the existing versions and the new 2013 wave of products. As the name suggests the content will also cover some parts of Office 365, Microsoft cloud based solution that provides SharePoint and the 2013 offering has finally been joined with a dedicated Project Server offering called Project Online.

We have been lucky enough to attract authors from all over the world including SharePoint Masters, Community Contributors, MVPs Microsoft staff and other well respected experts with tips for all audiences including End User, IT Pro, Consultants & Developers. Of course we are always looking for new authors and tips, so if there is a tip you would like to share with the community, please submit it through the submit a tip link and we’ll be in touch.

We hope to be posting 2-3 original posts a week over on the site, so make sure you add it to your favourite RSS aggregator, Twitter account (@365prj) or just plain old favourites.