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Microsoft Project Manager Server 2007 : Problem to add calendar to enterprise RRS feed

  • Question

  • Mon 10th December 2012,

    Hello,

    in the context of a specific request for a major customer, I have about 40 projects on an integrating new server EPM 2007.
    Everything is in place to complete the transaction, but we just have a little problem.
    The 40 project managers who have done their projects each using their own custom calendars from the calendar standard.
    You can save all calendars as corporate calendar except the standards calendars, that we can not recover and that generate errors when trying to integrate projects using these calendars ...
    Have someone an idea to try to solve my problem ?

    Thank you in advance for your answers.
    • Moved by Max Meng Wednesday, December 12, 2012 3:01 AM (From:Office 2013 and Office 365 ProPlus - IT Pro General Discussions)
    Monday, December 10, 2012 10:06 AM

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  • Hello Madinarawad,
     
    Thank you for your post.
     
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    • Edited by Rex Zhang Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:43 AM
    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:43 AM
  • Madinarawak --
     
    The default permissions in Project Server 2007 do not allow project managers create and edit their own calendars.  This means that the Project Server administrator must set up and manage all enterprise calendars, and it also means that every PM must only use enterprise calendars in his/her projects.  The problem with the Standard calendar can be resolved by doing the following:
     
    1.  Log into PWA with administrator permissions.
    2.  Click Server Settings > Enterprise Calendars.
    3.  Select the Standard calendar and then click the Edit Calendar button.
    4.  In the Change Working Time dialog, enter all of the company holidays for your client for the next 5 years or so, and then click the OK button.
     
    In additional to modifying the Standard calendar, I would strongly recommend that you also create additional enterprise calendars based on the unique scheduling needs of your PMs.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 11:06 AM
    Moderator
  • Thank you Dale for your reply,
    I would like to have a second precision:
    I have calendars inherited from standard local  calendar (for example, calendar_smith) that I can not integrate as enterprise calendar.

    I would like to create non-inherited calendars (new_calendar_smith) and replace in all my tasks the calendar "calendar_smith" by the new one (new_calendar_smth)...
    How can I automate this solution ?

    Phil Madininarawak

    Thursday, December 13, 2012 8:31 AM
  • Phil --
     
    Refer to the following FAQ on how to import local calendars and make them enterprise calendars:
     
     
    Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Thursday, December 13, 2012 1:32 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Dale,

    Thank you very much for your answer that solved my problem, however I still have just one more to get information on how to achieve filters on several enterprise projects:
    I opened a case

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/projectserver2010general/thread/59641623-6132-4831-840f-3bd6de3ebc1b/  

    and here is my problem

    We have at our customer, 40 project managers who each work on their own project with custom fields common to all projects for which a supervisor is looking at the stats and progress and deviations ...
    Today the only solution that we propose is to create a program which integrates in our 40 projects as sub-project on which we make our filters.

    Is this really the only solution, or we can not do directly a filter on these 40 projects without a program ?

    Thanks for your answer

    Phil Madininarawak


    • Edited by Madinarawak Friday, December 14, 2012 1:27 PM
    Friday, December 14, 2012 1:27 PM
  • Phil --
     
    You are more than welcome for the answer to the calendar question, my friend.  Regarding your need for filtering, I would recommend you create a Business Intelligence Center view for this purpose.  BI Center views are very powerful at aggregating information across multiple projects, such as in your situation.  Have you looked at creating a BI Center view?  If not, take a look.  Hope this helps.

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Friday, December 14, 2012 1:44 PM
    Moderator