Microsoft recognizes community leaders from around the globe at the Project Conference last week. One of our very own, Larry Christofaro, won not one but two awards for his contributions to the Microsoft Project User Group (MPUG).
Creating a custom toolbar in Microsoft Project 2007 is a great way to put all of your most frequently-used functions in one spot. As an example, Figure 1 shows a toolbar with functions that a project manager may use if he or she is updating a project plan using percent complete in a Project Server environment.
If you haven’t understood or considered using local resources in a Microsoft Project Server environment, this is a must read. A local resource in Project is a non-enterprise resource. In other words, a local resource doesn't reside in a Project Server Enterprise Resource Pool. How is a local resource used? In certain situations, a project manager may need to account for work in a project that isn't being provided by enterprise resources. A local resource can be a contract resource, a business resource, or even a unique generic resource that doesn't exist in a Project Server environment. Using local resources can help project managers enhance their project plans when more resource options are needed than what is available in an enterprise resource list.