Take care when deleting the #Project Ideas list in #ProjectServer #PS2013 #SP2013 #SharePoint #ProjectOnline #PPM

October 14, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Posted in Administration, Configuration, Customisation, Functionality, Information, Issue | 1 Comment
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Just a quick blog post to ensure you take care when deleting the project ideas list and to let you know of potential issues with deleting projects that were created via the deleted project ideas list.

This post covers the issues you will see when trying to delete a project from Project Server that was created from a project ideas list after the list was deleted.

****Update – this issue should be resolved in SP1****

Example Project Ideas list:

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Project created in Project Server from the Project Ideas list above:

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Delete the Project Ideas list from the “List Settings”  > “Delete this list” option.

Now try to delete the project that was initiated from the Project Ideas list, in this example delete the PM Test Project from the Delete Enterprise Objects menu in server settings. Navigate to the Project Server queue and you will notice that Project Delete job fails:

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The key error is:

Microsoft.Office.Project.Server.BusinessLayer.QueueMsg.RemoveIdeaListLinkMessage‘ messageID=’8′ stage=” blocking=’Undefined’

You will see the the project still exists in the Project Center:

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But trying to access the project details gives an error:

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Checking the Delete Enterprise Objects page shows that the project is not visible when selecting “Delete draft and published projects”:

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Change to “Delete only published projects” shows the project:

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Attempting the delete again throws the same error.

My advice at this stage is to recover the deleted Project Ideas lists if possible. In this example I still had the Project Ideas list in the PWA site recycle bin. After restoring this deleted list, the subsequent delete job for the “PM Test Project” completed successfully.

With this in mind, I would recommend that you do not delete any PWA lists that have been used to create projects in Project Server.

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Project Challenge 2013 #ProjectServer #PS2013 #SP2013 #projchallenge #pmot

October 14, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Posted in Information, Personal | 1 Comment
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Just a quick post to let you know that we (CPS) will have a stand at Project Challenge 2013. We will be on stand 72. CPS are also presenting, details below:

Wednesday 16 October 2013 – 14.00
Title: Portfolio management – how do I even get this on the executive agenda?
Speaker: David Dunning, Professional Services Director, CPS
http://www.projchallenge.com/case_studies_expertise.cfm

Tuesday 15 October 2013 – 11.30
Title: Microsoft Portfolio and Project Management made simple! Discover how effortless online and on-premise deployments are now a reality
Speaker: Ivan Lloyd, Product Lead, Corporate Project Solutions

Wednesday 16 October 2013 – 12.30
Title: Microsoft Portfolio and Project Management made simple! Discover how effortless online and on-premise deployments are now a reality
Speaker: Ivan Lloyd, Product Lead, Corporate Project Solutions
http://www.projchallenge.com/presentations.cfm

I will also be around at the exhibition on Wednesday – come and say hello Smile

#ProjectServer and #SharePoint 2010 / 2013 October 2013 Cumulative Update #PS2010 #SP2010 #PS2013 #SP2013 #MSProject

October 12, 2013 at 10:41 am | Posted in Administration, CU, Fixes, Information | 1 Comment
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The Office 2013 October 2013 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2887714

Project Server 2013 Server Roll up package October 2013 CU (Recommended): 
***Delayed***
Project Server 2013 October 2013 CU (Included in the Server Roll up package):
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2825659 & http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2760465
Project 2013 October 2013 CU:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2825651

Also worth noting, if you haven’t done so already, install the March 2013 Public update: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2768001 if installing the October 2013 CU.

The Office 2010 October 2013 Cumulative Updates are now available, please see the links below:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2887713

Project Server 2010 Server Roll up package October 2013 CU (Recommended):
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2825793
Project Server 2010 October 2013 CU (Included in the Server Roll up package):  
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2825816 & http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2825803
Project 2010 October 2013 CU:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2825812
Remember SP1 or SP2 is a pre-requisite for the Office 2010 October 2013 CUs.

As always, test these updates on a replica test environment before deploying to production.

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