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Saturday, 25 April 2009

Get Ready for Service Pack 2 for the 2007 Microsoft Office System

Service Pack 2 for the 2007 Microsoft Office System due to ship April 28th.
Service Pack 2 (SP2) includes updates for Project desktop and Project Server 2007 along with updates to the rest of the Office 2007 product family.

Product updates for Project are: Project (desktop) The scheduling engine, Active Cache, and Gantt charts all have improvements. There is additional reliability with earlier versions of the .mpp format.
Project Server Better memory management in the queue service. Performance to certain database table indexes is improved. Resource plans, build team, cost resources, and the server scheduling engine have improved.

Start planning for this major software update.
Please stay tuned for more information on April 28th.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Ordering Enterprise Project Templates

Unfortunately, there is no capability pre SP2 for users to sort/order Enterprise Project Templates either alphabetically or numerically. This is because the file open dialog box shares components with other Microsoft products.

One of the things planned to be introduced in SP2 is the pre-ordering of the Templates before they are brought into the Enterprise Templates view. We will still, however, not be able to sort them after they are displayed. This was the best Microsoft could do without impacting the other office applications.
I have tested this with the beta and is a great step forward. See example screen shot.