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Consolidate product information across multiple projects RRS feed

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  • We are using Project Server 2010 and have Sharepoint Standard 2007 farm as well.  We are managing internal projects.  Over the life of a particular product (application, key report/scorecard, system, etc.) we may have several projects.  We need to be able to have a good way to find artifacts that are in each project's site from a product viewpoint.  We've thought of having a product site in our 2007 Sharepoint farm and somehow have it index/link to the content in the related PS2010 sites.  This is one idea and I'd like to know if there existing features that provide similar functionality or other ideas for accomplishing this.

    Thanks,

    Walter


    Walter
    Thursday, March 24, 2011 5:39 PM

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  • Hi Walter,

    Here are some thoughts for you:

    1. Perhaps look at setting up some standard meta data across your different projects and artifacts (both custom fields and SharePoint), then creating a product level site and using something like a content query web part to roll up the various items into a consolidated view.

    2. Another approach could be to leverage SharePoint search to find what your after, but this would preclude browsing to the content.

    3. Set up a reporting services report that uses the PS2010 Reporting DB to pull out all project workspaces where the metadata indicates it's a project associated with your project metadata set up in one above. Pop this report in a viewer web part and have it set to automatically run when the page loads. That way when a user comes in, they can see the associated projects and workspaces and link directly through to them.

    Just my random Friday morning thoughts! Hope they are of use.

     


    Alex Burton
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    Thursday, March 24, 2011 8:37 PM
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