Best Practices for Deploying Microsoft Project Server 2010 - Channel 9

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Architecture

http://technet.microsoft.com/en
-
us/projectserver/hh240184

Portfolio

Management

Project

Management

Resource

Management

Collaboration &

Communication

STRATEGIC

ALIGNMENT


Prioritization


Selection and optimization


Governance


Planning


Project execution


Risk management


Business Intelligence


Team collaboration


Consistent processes


Resource planning


Skills management


Cost management

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received
the

highest rating possible
with

a Strong/Positive rating,

June 2011


Source:“
MarketScope for Project and Portfolio Management
Applications
”, GartnerResearch, June 2011

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note and should be evaluated in the context of the entire report. The Gartner report is available upon
request from Microsoft.

Draft

Published

Reporting

Archive

Web Services

Project
Professional

Browsers

Project Web
Application

3
rd

Party
Application

Business Objects

Events

Queue

WCF
Forwarder

Web Service

Forwarder

3
rd

Party
Application

SPF and SPS

Config

Content

SharePoint
Foundation &
SharePoint
Server

WCF Service

Client

Tier

Application

Tier

Database Tier

Web Tier

Data Access Layer (DAL)

SSAS:
OLAP

Project Web App & Project Sites
PWA Web Part name

Approval Center

Issues

My Queued Jobs

My Schedule

My Tasks

My Timesheet

Project Center

Project Details

Project Fields

Project Sites

Project Strategic Impact

Reminders

Resource Assignments

Resource Center

Risks

Team Tasks

Workflow Status

Project Server 2010 Specifics
Must be installed on each application server and front
-
end Web in
the
farm

Project Queue Services

Authorization/Permission
Model

Web browser support with SP1 (Safari, Chrome, Firefox
)

SQL Server 2012 supported with SP/PS SP1 or greater

Requires SQL Server Analysis Services for reporting

Resource Pool

Project Server 2010 does not support multi
-
tenant environments

Availability

Performance


Each server
role on its own
server

Multiple
servers for
most server
roles

Multiple
servers
for each server
role, may include
multiple farms
for specific
purposes.

Deployment Scenarios
Together/Coexistence

Single farm with both Project Server and SharePoint Server 2010

Apart/Standalone

Dedicated Project Server Farm running SharePoint Server 2010

Mixed server versions in the same farm is NOT supported

Project Server 2007 with SharePoint Server 2010

Project Server 2010 with SharePoint Server 2007 or Windows
®

SharePoint
®

Services
(WSS) 3.0

Dedicated Project Server

Farm

Dedicated SharePoint Server
Farm

Coexistence

Add SharePoint Server

Add Project Server

Merge into

a single Farm

Standalone

Split

Existing Farm into two Farms

EPM and Office SharePoint Server 2007 Coexistence


Intranet Scenario

(TechNet whitepaper applicable to 2010)

Single

Project

and SharePoint Server Farm

Project Workspaces cannot be created in another Farm
, but can belong to
multiple Site Collections

Content


Integrating Project Server Web parts in other SharePoint sites


Supported scenarios documented in TechNet


Page Viewer Web part

Web Part


Surfacing Project Server data


KPI, Excel Services, PerformancePoint Services, Business Connectivity
Services, SQL Reporting Services, Dashboards

Reporting


Querying Project Server data


Enterprise Search and Business Connectivity Services

Search

Considerations
http://technet.microsoft.com/en
-
us/solutionaccelerators/ee395429.aspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en
-
us/library/cc768536(BTS.10).aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en
-
us/library/ff621103.aspx
Plan for using Project Server 2010 in a Hyper
-
V virtual environment
SharePoint 2010 Virtualization Resource
Center
Virtualization
of Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies
KB 909840
TechNet Webcast: Deep Dive
-

Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for SharePoint 2010 (Level 300
)
Best practices for virtualization (SharePoint Server 2010)
Monitor system performance against
workloads

Monitor
SQL Indexes

Limit
tasks to 8hr


80hr duration

Limit publish
operations

Ensure
optimized disk subsystem

Keep Web Front End, Application Server
and SQL Server
separate

Overloading
Services

Limit custom field usage and formula
driven fields

Limit number of fields in
views

Highlights
Capacity Planning in Project Server 2010 White Paper
Best practices for capacity management for SharePoint Server 2010
Upgrade from Project Server
Project 2010 TechNet
Center
Database Attach

recommended
In
-
place upgrade

Project

Server
2003

Project Server
2007

Project

Server 2010

Project Professional 2010

Not

Supported

Not

Supported

Full connectivity

Project Professional 2007

Not

Supported

Full connectivity

Connectivity to Server

in BCM*

(Project Professional 2007 SP2
required)

Project Professional 2003

Full connectivity

Not

Supported

Not

Supported

Installation
Requirement

Will coexist on the
same farm with

Will NOT work with

Project Server 2010

SharePoint Server 2010
Enterprise

SharePoint Server 2010
Enterprise

Office SharePoint Server
2007

Project Server 2007

Windows SharePoint
Services 3.0

Office SharePoint
Server 2007

SharePoint Server 2010

Project Desktop and Project Server

Project Server and SharePoint Server




Central
Admin
Configuration


Project
Web Access
Admin Configuration

Post Configuration




Install
Project Server


Run
SharePoint
Configuration Wizard

Project Server 2010




Run Pre
-
Requisite
Installer


Install
SharePoint
Server 2010

SharePoint Server
2010




Install

Windows
Server


Run Windows Update


Base Installation




Install
SQL Server
and Components


Install Updates

SQL Server

Project Web App Core Items
Monitor, Monitor, Monitor
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Products Management Pack for
System Center Operations Manager 2007

System Center Operations Manager knowledge articles
(Project Server 2010)

System Center Operations Manager knowledge articles
(SharePoint Server 2010)

Analyze logs on a regular basis

Use Performance Analysis of Logs Tool to perform A Farm
Health Check

Project Server 2010 Administrator's Guide

SQL Database
maintenance plans
Backup plan
High
-
Level Software Update Steps
TechNet Resources

Update Center for Microsoft Office, Office Servers, and related products

Deploy Project Server 2010 updates

Steps

Preparation

Complete software update signoff in a test environment

Back up your environment because you cannot uninstall an update

Create a single deployment package (
slipstream
)

Installation

Microsoft

SharePoint Server 2010 and Project Server 2010 Cumulative Update Server Hotfix Package


Language packs (if needed)

Repeat the steps above for each server in your farm

Run the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard

Deploy the Project desktop update

Verification

Review the ULS logs (C:
\
Program Files
\
Common Files
\
Microsoft Shared
\
Web server
extensions
\
{version}
\
LOGS)

Verify the product version in Add or Remove Programs/Programs and Features

Verify the database version

Latest Updates:


Service Pack 1


April 2012
Cumulative Update

http
://
technet.microsoft.com/en
-
us/projectserver/ee263909.aspx#tab=1
Brian Smith's Microsoft Project Support
Blog

The Project Admin
Blog

Forums
Playbook
ProjTool
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Certified Partners by Geography

http://www.microsoft.com/project/en
-
us/partners.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/project/en
-
us/train
-
learn.aspx

Microsoft Project 2010 Resources

http://www.microsoft.com/project/2010
http://blogs.msdn.com/project
http
://office2010.microsoft.com/project
-
help
http
://office2010.microsoft.com/project
-
server
-
help
http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/US/channels/microsoftproject
http://technet.microsoft.com/ProjectServer
http://blogs.technet.com/projectadministration
http://msdn.microsoft.com/Project
http://blogs.msdn.com/project_programmability
https://
partner.microsoft.com/global/program/competencies/compprojectandportfoliomanagement
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en
-
US/category/projectserver2010,projectprofessional2010
http://
blogs.msdn.com/b/project/archive/2012/05/16/announc
ing
-
public
-
access
-
to
-
project
-
conference
-
2012
-
content.aspx
OSP03
-
TLC
-

Microsoft
Project
2010
-

S. Hall A

OSP301
-

Turning Project Data into Real
-
World
Reports
OSP201
-

Business Intelligence in Microsoft Office and SharePoint
2010
OSP339
-

Advanced Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Troubleshooting
The Business Collaboration Platform for the Enterprise & the Internet

The capabilities of SharePoint 2010
provide a powerful business

collaboration platform

Manage Resources

Maximize Portfolio Returns

Keep Teams Productive


Improve SharePoint ROI

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www.microsoft.com/project
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www.microsoft.com/learning

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