Archive for June, 2009

MS Dynamics CRM 4.0 Update Rollup 4 (KB 968176)

June 25, 2009

Microsoft ha rilasciato l’update Rollup 4 per CRM 4.0.

Disponibile per il download al seguente link:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0ddf8e83-5d9c-4fe7-9ae6-f2713a024071&displaylang=en

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Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007 IT Pro Toolkit!

June 24, 2009

This kit includes a wide selection of Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007 add-ins and resources.
To download the most updated versions of these add-ins and many other resources, visit http://visiotoolbox.com/.

Office System 2007: il licensing dei prodotti server

June 23, 2009

Quì sotto il link corretto della presentazione:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/D/3/ED3C0826-E82A-4A69-B802-96FC89FF6584/OfficeSystem2007_Licensingprodottiserver.ppt

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 client for Microsoft Office Outlook con Microsoft Windows Server 2008 e con Citrix

June 22, 2009

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 is compatible with Windows Server 2008-based computers. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 client for Microsoft Office Outlook is supported on Windows Server 2008 when used with Terminal Services or with Citrix.

Support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 on Windows Server 2008-based computers:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950100

How do I check in enterprise projects and enterprise resources? (Project Server 2002 or 2003)

June 19, 2009

Resolution for Project Managers (Project Server 2003 only)

Project managers can check in their own checked out projects by completing the following steps:

1. Log into Project Web Access with project manager permissions.

2. Click the Projects menu to navigate to the Project Center page.

3. Click the Check in my projects link in the sidepane on the left.

4. In the data grid, select the checked out project and click the Check-In button.

Resolution for Administrators (Project Server 2002 or 2003)

Project Server administrators can check in projects and resources that are stuck in a checked out state by completing the following steps:

1. Log into Project Web Access with administrator permissions.

2. Click Admin > Manage Enterprise Features.

3. Click either the Check-in Enterprise Resources link or the Check-in Enterprise Projects link in the sidepane.

4. In the data grid, select the checked out project or resource and click the Check-In button.

Resolution for SQL Server DBA’s (Project Server 2002 or 2003)

Projects can occasionally become stuck in a checked out state, but they do not show up in the data grid using either set of above steps. In this case, a SQL Server DBA must perform the following steps to check in the project:

1. Launch the Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Manager.

2. Select and open the Project Server database.

3. Select the MSP_PROJECTS table and open it.

4. Locate the checked out project.

5. Set the value in the PROJ_CHECKEDOUT field to 0 (zero) for the project.

Note: For a resource that is stuck in a checked out state, open the MSP_RESOURCES table and set the RES_CHECKEDOUT field value to 0 for the checked-out resource.

How do I check in enterprise projects and enterprise resources? (Project Server 2007)

June 18, 2009

Resolution for Project Managers (Project Server 2007 only)

Project managers can check in their own checked out projects by completing the following steps:

1. Log into Project Web Access with project manager permissions.

2. Click the Project Center link in the Quick Launch menu.

3. On the Project Center page, click the Go To menu button and click the Check in my projects item.

4. In the data grid, select the option checkbox for the “stuck” checked out project and click the Check In button.

Resolution for Administrators (Project Server 2007 only)

Project Server administrators can check in projects and resources that are stuck in a checked out state by completing the following steps:

1. Logon to Project Web Access with administrator permissions.

2. Click the Server Settings link in the Quick Launch menu.

3. Click the Force Check-in Enterprise Objects link in the Database Administration section.

4. Click the pick list at the top of the page and select either Enterprise Projects or Enterprise Resources from the list.

5. In the data grid, select the option checkbox for the “stuck” item(s) and click the Check In button.

Resolution for SQL Server DBA’s (Project Server 2007 only)

Projects can occasionally become stuck in a checked out state, and the Project Server administrator cannot check in the projects using the Project Web Access interface. In this case, a SQL Server DBA must perform the following steps to check in the project:

1. Launch the SQL Server Management Studio application and connect to the server containing the Project Server 2007 databases.

2. Expand the Databases folder and then expand the Draft database folder for your production Project Server 2007 instance.

3. Expand the Tables folder for the Draft database.

4. Right-click on the dbo.MSP_PROJECTS table and select the Open Table item.

5. In the database table, select the name of the “stuck” project in the PROJ_NAME column.

6. Tab to the right until you locate the PROJ_CHECKOUTBY field.

7. In the PROJ_CHECKOUTBY field, select the Unique ID currently in the field and enter NULL in the field instead.

8. Press the Enter key or Tab key to complete the data change.

MS Project Server 2007 – Work Offline feature

June 17, 2009

Project Server 2007 introduces a new client-side cache and caching service. By having local cache mechanism, Project Server 2007 and Project Professional 2007 allows us to work offline on project plans.

Work Offline feature is more convenient and handy feature when you away from company network and internet connection. You can able to work on project plan when you travelling by air.

Step 1: Prepare project in Offline mode:

  • Launch Project Professional 2007 by connecting to Project Server
  • Open the enterprise project you want to work offline
  • Click on File menu -> Close to close the project
  • You will see the following prompt you to get the confirmation from you regarding whether you want to checkin project
  • In the confirmation window, click on “No” to close the project but leave it in a checked-out state. (It’s an important to keep the project in checked-out state, so no other user opens the same project and perform any edits while you are working with in offline)
  • Click on File menu -> Exit to the exit Project Professional 2007

By doing the above step, the latest version of project from server loads into your Local cache.

Step 2: Perform Edits in Offline mode:

  • Launch Project Professional 2007
  • In the Login dialog box, select the your Project Server login account from Profile dropdown (Please do not select Computer account from dropdown)
  • Click on Work Offline button
  • Project Professional 2007 launches in Offline mode (Verify the status bar at below, it should display “Offline” )
  • Click on File menu -> Open
  • You will see the list of the projects saved in the Local Cache, select your offline project and click the Open. (Notice that Cache Status column will have “Checked Out” for this project. If you are not seeing the Cache Status in Open dialog click the list icon in the upper right corner of the dialog box)
  • Edit the project as needed
  • Once you done with edits, click on File menu -> Save to the save the Offline project in the Local Cache
  • Click on File -> Close to close the Offline project
  • Click No to the prompt on regarding Checkin Project
  • Click on File menu -> Exit to exit the Project Professional 2007

Step 3: Save Offline Changes to the Sever:

  • Once you return to company network and internet connection, you have to apply offline edits to server.
    Launch Project Professional 2007 by connecting to Project Server
  • Click on File menu -> Open
  • Select offline project and click on Open button
  • Click on File menu -> Save to apply your offline edits to project in the server
  • Click on File menu -> Close the project plan
  • Click on “Yes” to check in the project on prompt to get the confirmation from you regarding whether you want to checkin project

Free Quick References

June 15, 2009

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The OpenSolaris Operating System

June 13, 2009

The OpenSolaris Operating System offers unique features designed to help you build and deploy high-performance application services, starting with the Image Packaging System (IPS), continuing to the latest enhancements to the award-winning ZFS and featuring integrated virtualizaton options that span OS, network and storage — and that’s just the beginning. OpenSolaris gives you next generation Solaris technologies coupled with the best in open source software and a vibrant development community. Download OpenSolaris 2009.06 now!

Customizing Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 for High-Latency and Low-Bandwidth Environments

June 12, 2009

The MS CRM Engineering Excellence (E2) and Dynamics Premier Field Engineering (PFE) teams recently collaborated on a benchmark testing effort designed to measure the performance improvement associated with customizing an “out-of-the-box” implementation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 to accommodate the requirements of a specific, real-world business scenario in which the customer would encounter potential issues with network latency and bandwidth.

http://blogs.msdn.com/crm/archive/2009/05/15/customizing-microsoft-dynamics-crm-4-0-for-high-latency-and-low-bandwidth-environments.aspx