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New Microsoft MVP Site

Posted on March 08, 2013 by - 692 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 - 1,336 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 - 1,417 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 - 4,782 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 - 3,118 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 - 2,472 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 - 12,771 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 - 1,453 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 - 5,870 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 - 7,664 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 - 45,033 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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Going to Denmark to Teach Project Server 2010 Admin

Posted on May 18, 2012 by - 1,242 views

I will be in Denmark teaching my Planning, Deploying and Managing Project Server 2010 course for Projectum

Details can be found here:


Course will be held from June 25-27 at Projectum’s office in Værløse.
The price is 14.700* DKK, which includes training materials from MVP Press

Please email your interest to before May 25

Directions from CPH Airport to Værløse, Denmark (just outside of Copenhagen)


Presentation: Administering Project Server 2010

Posted on May 16, 2012 by - 1,552 views
My session at the recent Microsoft Project Conference 2012 in Phoenix, AZ.
Now available for public viewing…



Going back to New Zealand to Teach Project Server 2010 Admin

Posted on May 08, 2012 by - 1,790 views

Yes I’m going back to New Zealand for a Project Server 2010 Training Road Show for the good folks at 3grow in June.

Wellington, New Zealand
June 6-8, 2012
Private Course: Planning, Deploying & Managing Project Server 2010


Auckland, New Zealand
June 11-13, 2012
Public Course: Planning, Deploying & Managing Project Server 2010

Details can be found here:

Email Rachael Lake at: Rachael <at>

Ping me if you’d like to go for a beer
Hope to see you there!

Advanced Restoring of Microsoft Project Server 2010 Databases

Posted on March 30, 2012 by - 5,194 views

As many of you already know, restoring a Project Server 2010 database can be done a few ways:

  • SharePoint Central Administration
  • SQL Server Management Studio

And this is all fine if you are restoring the database from the same server.

But what happens if you attempt to restore the databases from a different SharePoint/SQL Server and possibly from a different domain? How about working in an isolated Dev environment and wanting to restore the database into production? While this is a very unlikely scenario in a production environment, nevertheless what would happen if you had to rebuild your network domain infrastructure?

Here’s a hint: we know that Active Directory GUIDs are used for Project Server users to access PWA, so if the GUIDs are changed in any way there will be no access to PWA and would receive the following error (that includes the Administrator): Read the rest of this entry →

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