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Microsoft Project Conference 2014

Posted on September 17, 2013 by - 897 views

Microsoft Project Conference 2014

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Speaking at Microsoft TechEd 2013 in New Orleans

Posted on May 29, 2013 by - 1,484 views

Speaking at TechEdI will be speaking at the Microsoft TechEd 2013 Conference, from June 3-6, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Project Team was only allotted 1 speaking slot this year so I was very honoured to be co-presenting with Sajan Parihar from the team.

Here’s our session outlines:

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UPDATE 1: Time to Upgrade the Facebook App for Windows Phone

Posted on March 11, 2013 by - 1,334 views

Got a great message this morning from a friend of mine and fellow Microsoft Certified Trainer, Raymond Comvalius. Raymond is from the Netherlands and at a recent event he mentioned my petition to the folks at They host the Dutch Windows Phone community and they have written a small article on my petition.

You can read it yourself at:

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Time to Upgrade the Facebook App for Windows Phone

Posted on March 11, 2013 by - 1,135 views

A couple of months ago I upgraded my Windows mobile phone from a Samsung Focus to a Nokia Lumia 920. I am very happy with the upgrade. It was definitely worth it.

Now having said that, I am deeply disappointed with the Facebook app for Windows Phone. The thing that REALLY, REALLY bugs me about the app is…

If you tap on any item for to look at the details, when you press the Back key, the page is automatically refreshed and the user is taken to the top of the page every time. This can very frustrating, especially when you are attempting to get caught up on posts and events that are a few hours old. 

So, what to do??

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New Microsoft MVP Site

Posted on March 08, 2013 by - 1,233 views

Did you have a chance to check out the new Microsoft MVP site yet?
It’s nothing but AWESOME!!

They have a new feature called Find an MVP and it just so happens that the listing of Project MVPs were displayed


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Job of a Lifetime

Posted on December 21, 2012 by - 1,915 views

LEGO_LogoA good friend of mine, Jacob Hansen, is looking for a Senior Consultant for their corporate IT portfolio management. The focus will be on moving from reactively reporting to proactively managing and developing PMO and Sourcing processes as well as developing strategic capabilities.

But here’s the cool part…

The company is The LEGO Group in Billund, Denmark


More information on the position can be from here:

Speaking at SharePoint Evolution Conference 2013 in London

Posted on December 11, 2012 by - 1,842 views

speaker_web_bannerI am honoured to have my sessions accepted and speaking at the SharePoint Evolution Conference 2013, from April 15-17, 2013 in London, England.

Here’s my session outlines:

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How to Fix Project Web Access Error on Windows 8?

Posted on November 27, 2012 by - 7,072 views

So you just installed or have a new computer with Windows 8 and you’re attempting to access Project Web Access (PWA) on Project Server 2010. You can access the PWA site, but you receive the following error when selecting the Project Center:

“This Web Part requires at least Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0. For more information, contact your Project Server Administrator”

The same error occurs when accessing the Resource Center.

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How to Move Your Apps from Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 8 (Step-by-Step)

Posted on November 09, 2012 by - 3,786 views

Nokia920Seems like there has been an insurgence of people upgrading their phones from Windows Phone 7 to Windows Phone 8

But now you’ve got your new shiny phone (in my case a Nokia Lumia 920), configured your Start Screen and Lock Screen to look just right, but now you’re missing your Apps from your old phone. Sad smile

So what are you going to do?

Sure you could go to the Windows Phone Store (no longer called Marketplace) and start searching and installing all your apps manually (if you can remember them all). But that’s gonna take a lot of time.

I have a better solution and it’s REALLY COOL


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The Best of Project Ignite at SPC12

Posted on November 01, 2012 by - 2,925 views

For those of you attending the SharePoint Conference 2012 in Las Vegas and that missed your chance to attend Project Ignite. Well there’s good news for you!!

You can attend the Best of Project Ignite for FREE on Sunday November 11th.

imageJoin Christophe Fiessinger and Jan Kalis as they take you on a new journey to everything you wanted to know about Project 2013, Project Server 2013 and all the related technologies included.


Register here:

The full agenda can be read at Jan Kalis’ blog at:

How to Upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Enterprise (Step by Step)

Posted on October 30, 2012 by - 19,118 views

windows-8-logoNow you might be thinking to yourself, just install the Windows 8 Enterprise media and just select the Upgrade option and you should be done. Well normally you would be right except for 1 small problem…

You can’t upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Enterprise. Sad smile 
Don’t believe me? Well then check out Wikipedia for yourself



So now what are you gonna do?

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New Microsoft PPM Partner in USA

Posted on August 01, 2012 by - 1,832 views

I was just alerted by a good friend of mine, Jennifer (Herman) Farrell that their PPM consultancy, Sensei Project Solutions was just awarded the Microsoft Partner – Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) competency.

So if you need PPM consulting or training just contact Jen. Her email is Jennifer.Farrell at senseiprojectsolutions dot com

You can also find Sensei Project Solutions at their social media sites

Congratulations to you and your team Jen!!



Microsoft Project Server 2010 Category & Global Permission GUIDs

Posted on July 31, 2012 by - 6,681 views

Have you ever attempted an PWA operation as a non-administrator and received an error message like the following:



But the million dollar question is:
What is global permission 85993afd-5430-4c0e-bdcf-12e013fa0b1e ?

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FIX: Project Server 2010 Administrator Denied Access

Posted on July 17, 2012 by - 8,484 views

Very strange situation happened in my test environment where the Project Server Administrator is denied access to some objects in the Server Settings in PWA.

In my situation I attempted to access the Active Directory Resource Pool Synchronization setting under the Operational Policies section.

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Windows 8: How to Safely Delete $WINDOWS.~BT and Windows.old Folders

Posted on July 13, 2012 by - 64,717 views

Well I finally decided to upgrade my Lenovo ThinkPad W520 from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Release Preview. The upgrade worked flawlessly (thank you Microsoft!). So I’m checking out my new digs on the new OS and opened up Windows Explorer. Very nice! The new ribbon feature add great additional functionality to the tool. But I saw that there were a few new folders added ($WINDOWS.~BT and Windows.old). Naturally I assumed that it was the folders used in upgrade process.So I decided to continue and investigate more of the new functions of the OS.

In the end, the final verdict was this build was Rock Solid!! 

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