Do More Than Manage
Gord Schmidt's Ideas for Doing More with Microsoft Project Server
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Extend Microsoft Project Server

The Extend category contains posts about customizing Microsoft Project Server. These articles go beyond the Configure category in terms of complexity, often requiring some programming or digging into the innards of the software.

Nov 26, 2004 | Hide the Outlook Integration Links within PWA
The answer for people who want to hide the links to Outlook in Project Web Access.
Dec 6, 2004 | How to Modify a SharePoint Template for Project Server
The most common question I see involving SharePoint is how to modify the SharePoint template for Project Server. For example, adding a new field to the Issues in the template so that all projects have it to start.
Dec 30, 2004 | Graphical Fields Are Not Updatable in PWA
In retrospect, this should have been obvious to me. I was working with customer that wanted a graphical indicator at the task level to appear on their time sheets. It sounded simple enough.
Jan 18, 2005 | A Handful of Issues When Working with the MSPJGrid
I have run across several small but finicky issues when working with the MSPJGrid control.
Jan 31, 2005 | SQL to return an Outline Code Value
Sometimes one needs to access Project Outline Code values using SQL. This article has an example of a stored procedure that returns a list of projects with the project name, the value of Enterprise Number 1, the value of Enterprise Text 1 and the value of Enterprise Project Outline Code 2.
Feb 22, 2005 | Securing a PWA Custom Menu
When extending Project Server, I have often added functionality with new web pages within PWA. It is easy to add the pages to the PWA menus but it is a little less obvious how to make the menu item appear for a subset of users.
May 18, 2005 | The Size of the Request Exceeds the Limit Allowed by the Server
Calling PDS methods can be a wonderful thing. When the quantity of data in your XML request grows large though, Project Server returns a message: The size of the request exceeds the limit allowed by the server.
May 2, 2006 | Connect to the Project Server OLAP Cube with Excel 2000
Fortunately, OLAP cubes have been around awhile and Excel 2000 can deal with them. So instead of providing the report as a Portfolio Analyzer View in PWA, we could provide the report right in an Excel 2000 spreadsheet.
Jun 5, 2006 | Enterprise Project Templates and the Project Guide
The Enterprise Templates are, by their nature, static. To improve them, make them dynamic!
Mar 20, 2009 | Pivot Table Width on Cube View Admin page
The width of the Pivot table on the View design page continues to irk me.
Jun 30, 2009 | Searching for Security Gaps
Finding the users that have permissions or categories assigned directly to them.
Oct 11, 2009 | Enterprise Calendars used by Enterprise Projects
A SQL query to return a list of Enterprise Calendars used by Enterprise Projects in Project Server 2007.
Sep 30, 2010 | Another Approach to Risk Matrix Calculation
I just read Alexander Burton's post on EPMSource.com entitled "Encoding a Risk Matrix in Project Server". I saw where he was going with it, but I thought there might be an easier formula to produce the same output.
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