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EPM: ROI of 301% for Organisations deploying Office 365 PPM

Summary Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Office 365 Project and Portfolio Management. The purpose of this study was to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of Office 365 PPM on their organizations. The full article can be found here Blogged by Gordon Lewis Drop me a line Contact me to know how your organisation could benefit from implementation of Microsoft’s

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Project Server 2013: The INSERT statement conflicted with the FOREIGN KEY constraint

Scenario When publishing project you might get the following error: Error: ReportingProjectChangeMessageFailed (24006) – The INSERT statement conflicted with the FOREIGN KEY constraint The good news is that Microsoft have now released a hotfix for this. Solution Preferred Option: This was a known issue which was fixed in the Project Server 2013 August 2014 Hotfix http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2883083 Installing this hotfix or later update to August 2014 should resolve this issue. Non Preferred Option It was found that this happens when the baseline information somehow gets corrupted.

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Project 2013: Project is unable to Access Cache Location

Scenario: When you try to save the Project to Project server you are faced with an error “Project is unable to access the cache location”. Error: Project is unable to access the cache location Solution Check that you have access to the cache location. To check cache location Start Ms Project Pro Go To File > Options > Save Click on Cache Status and Check the error tab for Erros Clean up Cache if needed Now open your Project and Save Click here Blogged by

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SharePoint Designer 2013: App Management Shared Service Proxy is not installed

SharePoint Designer 2013: App Management Shared Service Proxy is not installed Scenario: When compiling the workflows in SharePoint Designer 2013 and publishing the workflow I faced the following Errors were found when compiling the workflow. Further details on the error revealed Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException: App Management Shared Service Proxy is not installed. Approach: In order to resolve that I did the following: Go To Central Administration > Manage Services on Server Check if App Manage Service is running Central Administration > Application Management > Manage Service Application.

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Install and Configure Workflow manager for Project Server 2013 and SharePoint 2013

  The following blog is a quick handy guide I use to install and setup workflow manager with project Server 2013 and SharePoint 2013. In my instance I had to setup up workflow Manager in a SharePoint Farm. I identified to setup the Workflow Manager on the SharePoint Application Server in the SharePoint Farm. In my case I am configuring Workflow Manager on https.   Pre-requisites: Please read the following article prior Planning your Deployment The Setup The first step is the download the Workflow

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UMT Project Essentials – Unable to elevate Context

UMT Project Essentials is a fantastic product developed by UMT that helps integrate Project Server with your financial system. It is exceedingly well integrated with Project Server 2010. For the newer version of Project Server 2013 the version of the product is termed UMT 360. Scenario: When browsing to the UMT web parts one is faced with the error message ‘Unable to elevate context’ Resolution After further digging, I found that one of the service accounts needed by UMT Project Essentials was removed from the

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