Thursday, 19 July 2012

Project & SharePoint Server 2013 Preview – How does this affect you?

This week has been quite exciting with the preview release of Project Server and SharePoint 2013!!

A few key things to bear in mind for existing users of Microsoft Project Server & SharePoint 2007 and 2010. What should you be aware of and plan for?

Project Server & SharePoint 2007

The mainstream support of Project Server & SharePoint 2007 will end Oct 2012. see fig below. You should consider moving on to 2010 version.

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Project Server & SharePoint 2010

When considering hardware refresh of your platform, consider upgrading to a platform that meets the minimum pre-requisites for Project Server & SharePoint 2013. See below. This will future-proof your environment when you are ready to move to 2013 version. 

Database Servers

  • 64-bit edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
  • 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Standard, Enterprise, Data Centre, or Web Server

Web & Application Servers

  • 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Standard, Enterprise, Data Centre, or Web Server

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