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Archive for August, 2009

Project Web Access (PWA) Home Page Layout Map

Posted on August 31, 2009 by

Did you ever want to know what each area of the Project Web Access (PWA) home page does and what each area is called?

Project Web Access Home Page



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Thinking about Virtualizing Project Server 2007?

Posted on August 13, 2009 by

Do you know if your Project Server VM solution is supported by Microsoft?
(Or any other Microsoft server product?)

Well after receiving many calls and emails to MS Support, Microsoft has created a cool web wizard (called Support Policy Wizard) that can help you determine if a virtualization configuration is supported without having to call Support.

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How to Install Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 with SP1 on Windows 7 (Graphical Step-by-Step)

Posted on August 10, 2009 by

I use Virtual Server a lot in teaching and in my Project Server consulting practice. After upgrading to Windows 7 over the weekend, I come to install Virtual Server 2005 R2 with SP1. It installs with no problem, but when I go to open the Virtual Server Administration Website and I receive the following error:



I then go to check the Services console and sure enough the Virtual Server service is not running:



So I decided to to try starting up the service and it was a No-Go.  smile_sad



Time to do some searching and I found this great post on the Microsoft TechNet Windows 7 forum:

So not missing another teaching opportunity I decided to take Robip’s post an transpose it into a graphical Step-by-Step procedure. Here it is:

How to move Windows Live Messenger back to the System Tray?

Posted on August 10, 2009 by

If you’re like me, you didn’t think anything about what happens to Windows Live Messenger when you upgraded your OS to Windows 7. You figured that it would be located in the same location in the System Tray, right?  Wrong.

Now with Windows 7, Messenger wants to be always open on the Taskbar just like your other applications, as shown below: .


So you may think, what’s the big deal?

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VIDEO: The Vendor Client relationship – in real world situations

Posted on August 05, 2009 by

I work as a consultant & trainer and I always get a kick out of watching this video:


How many situations have you experienced?
Unfortunately I have experienced all of them 

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