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Microsoft Project 2010 Solution Starters

Microsoft Project Server 2010 Solution Starters demonstrate the power and extensibility of SharePoint 2010 and Project 2010 and help you getting started qucikly! Both installable binaries and source code are available.

last update: 7/15/2010

Solution Starters Available

We have developed number of Solution Starters and Code Samples to help you achieve result quickly with implementing Project 2010. All mentioned Solution Starters are available for free download - including deployment package, source code, documentation and webcasts.

  • Demand Management Export & Import Tool (built 5/29/2010 )
    • Example of how a partner can export and package EPTs and all other associated entities (Stages, Phases, PDPs, CFs, …) so that customers can import as a single SharePoint feature.
  • Bulk Edit Tool (built 5/18/2010)
    • Tool to edit project custom fields simultaneously.
  • Bulk Import Tool (a.k.a. SharePoint To Project Importer) (built 9/27/2010)
    • Tool to import projects from a SharePoint List.
  • Dynamic Workflow (built 2/8/2010)
    • Dynamically create a linear workflow based on stages.
  • EPT Association Tool (built 2/11/2010)
    • A tool that creates an intuitive unified hierarchical view that allows a user to easily create and maintain EPTs, by seeing all of the individual stages, PDPS, and custom fields all in the same place.
  • InfoPath Form Viewer Web Part (built 5/29/2010)
    • View and Edit an InfoPath Form in a PDP. This is most commonly used to allow users to fill out a survey.
  • Project Workspace List Viewer Excel Project Cost Capture (built 5/29/2010)
    • A web part that allows users to view and edit list from the Project Workspace.
  • Workflow Visualization Web Part (9/27/2010)
    • A web part that visualizes the Project workflow in PWA.
  • Report Builder Tool (built 9/27/2010) - recently updated
    • Tool to create an excel report with the SQL connection already configured.
  • Workspace Project Custom Field Web Part (4/29/2010)
    • Web part to display Project Custom Fields on the Workspace.
  • Excel Project Cost Capture (source code only)
    • Example of using Excel to create/capture financials.
  • Morphing Workflows (built 6/17/2010)
    • Shows the way how to move project from one EPT to another from workflow.
  • Three State Approval Workflow (built 6/20/2010)
    • Workflow with approval tasks that have three states: "Approve", "Reject" and "Collect more info".
  • Programs (built 2/21/2010)
    • Enable customers to introduce a lightweight "program" concept into the Demand Management and Portfolio Optimization features in Project Server 2010, leveraging existing custom field, lookup table, workflow, server-side event handler, and report infrastructure.

We are working on others and we will continuously update and add new ones and announce them on the Project Programmability & BI Blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/project_programmability/.

Related webcasts

We have also conducted number of webcasts that introduce the functionality of these Solution Starters – including how to benefit from their functionality, show how to deploy them and even deep technical webcasts that walkthrough the source code if you want to start building on top of them or modifying them! Great resource!

MSDN Webcast: Project 2010 Solution Starters (Part 1 of 2): Achieve Results Quickly (level 200) - Sam Chung, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
This Web Casts will go over the user experience of these tools.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/epm.aspx?tab=Webcasts&seriesid=51&webcastid=13339
MSDN Webcast: Project 2010 Solution Starters (Part 2 of 2): Achieve Results Quickly (level 200) - Sam Chung, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
This Web Casts will go over the user experience of these tools.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/epm.aspx?tab=Webcasts&seriesid=51&webcastid=13340

MSDN Webcast: Project 2010 Solution Starters Drilldown & Code Walkthrough (Part 1 of 4) (level 400) - Mike Shughrue, Principal Consultant, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast drills down and provide detailed code-level walkthrough for Bulk Edit and Bulk Import Solution Starters.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/epm.aspx?tab=Webcasts&seriesid=51&webcastid=13341
MSDN Webcast: Project 2010 Solution Starters Drilldown & Code Walkthrough (Part 2 of 4) (level 400) - Mike Shughrue, Principal Consultant, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast drills down and provide detailed code-level walkthrough for Demand Management Import, Export and Association Tool Solution Starters.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/epm.aspx?tab=Webcasts&seriesid=51&webcastid=13342
MSDN Webcast: Project 2010 Solution Starters Drilldown & Code Walkthrough (Part 3 of 4) (level 400) - Mike Shughrue, Principal Consultant, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast drills down and provide detailed code-level walkthrough for Sequential Workflow Builder, Workflow Visualization Solution Starters.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/epm.aspx?tab=Webcasts&seriesid=51&webcastid=13343
MSDN Webcast: Project 2010 Solution Starters Drilldown & Code Walkthrough (Part 4 of 4) (level 400) - Mike Shughrue, Principal Consultant, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast drills down and provide detailed code-level walkthrough for Project Detail Pages extensions using Excel Services and Forms Services - Cost and Benefit, InfoPath/Forms Services Form Viewer Web part Solution Starters.
http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/epm.aspx?tab=Webcasts&seriesid=51&webcastid=13344


Microsoft Project Server 2010 Resources

Project 2010 Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/project/2010
Project Server 2010 TechCenter (TechNet): http://technet.microsoft.com/projectserver
Project 2010 Resource Center (MSDN): http://msdn.microsoft.com/Project
Project 2010 Video content: http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/US/channels/microsoftproject
Project 2010 webcasts and podcasts: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/epm.aspx?tab=webcasts
Project 2010 Forums: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/projectserver2010,projectprofessional2010
Project 2010 Demo Image:
-- Download: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9713956
-- Hosted Virtual Lab: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9713654
Blogs
-- http://blogs.msdn.com/project
-- http://blogs.msdn.com/project_programmability
-- http://blogs.technet.com/projectadministration
Last edited Sep 27 2010 at 9:00 PM  by jkalis, version 32
Comments
GilSalcedo wrote  Sep 1 2011 at 12:44 AM  
These tools are great! They make configuring Project Server much easier. Please keep the good work. The tools make so much sense it looks like they were intended to be part of the release but there was no time to integrate them. Thanks!

Didierma wrote  Apr 2 2012 at 9:35 PM  
These tools are great for users. Now where is the documentation to deploy each solution precisely ? Video 1 and 2 do not apparently provide any pratical deploment procedure. Please provide help, when you have a little moment free.

Didierma wrote  Apr 6 2012 at 5:44 PM  
These tools are really looking gr8. Now, since the deployment files disapeared, and deployment instructions too, what we can do is create the solution, and think over what to do with dlls. I suggest to stop considering new versions, and come back to former versions, where deployment files were delivered, which is no more the case. Then you can consider to edit the old deploy files and documentation. A great solution for lonely weekend and unemployment.

Didierma wrote  May 11 2012 at 1:31 PM  
Here is my present feedback : these tools are just samples, but they provide sometimes very good ideas. I managed to deploy them using Visual Studio 2010, and spending week-ends, and vacations to handle them.
I succeeded in deploying all solutions. In fact, Deployment strategy can be understood from some solutions that are more documented than others.
It is good material, just lacking documentation and localization to be gold (exept some nice exeptions, most of the solutions do not work as such on localized version, which is pretty current, which make us - solutions partners - compulsory outside USA.).

gwinterhalter wrote  Dec 31 2012 at 7:04 AM  
the above videos are no longer avl. Can videos be uploaded to youtube so we can access?

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