Archive for March, 2011

Recently Received a query from user, at times users open plan from server without noticing that plan is already checked out, hence ending up opening plan in read only mode (though the open dialog box itself displays the project check in state and whom it is checked out to, but doesn’t displays any warning in form of pop up or message box ), hence they make all the changes without realizing untill they try to save the plan 😦

So here is a quick n easy solution by which you can explicitly notify users, in case they open plan in read only mode,
place the macro given below in global file, which would fire on Project Open event and would notify users just in case plan has been opened up in read only mode, thereby saving hours of planning effort 🙂

Sub TestProjectReadOnlyState()
    If ActiveProject.ReadOnly = True Then
        MsgBox (“Project has been opened in Readonly mode, changes made will not be saved”)
    End If
End Sub

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All is well, except one small exception, documented known issue with editing some of the grids in Project Server 2007 and Project Server 2010. When the entire contents of an editable cell are deleted, that cell becomes un-editable until the page is refreshed. Therefore, when modifying the content of a cell, you must ensure that all the content of the cell is not completely removed. To completely replace the contents of the cell, select the whole text and replace that with the new string.

For more information refer : http://blogs.technet.com/b/projectadministration/archive/2011/03/15/microsoft-project-server-2007-2010-internet-explorer-9-support.aspx?goback=%2Egde_867507_member_47065389

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Many a times we need to enforce users for certain compliances like DONOT use Local Resource, it affects demand management data 😉 so to warn every project manager when they save their plan fire the below mentioned macro just to warn them that they are using local resource in their plan 

Sub CheckLocalResources()
   Dim res As Resources
    Set res = ActiveProject.Resources
    Dim r As Resource

    For Each r In res

        If r.EnterpriseUniqueID = -1 Then ‘ -1 means it’s a local resource
            MsgBox (r.Name)
        End If
    Next r
End Sub

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Much like PS 2003 had an Admin guide, for PS 2010 MS now officially launches the PS 2010 Admin Guide, Download and enjoy

Download Here : http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=212383
















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Thanks all for your support 🙂 Which helped me getting this award
Special thanks to all who recommended

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