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Project Standard 2013 v Project Server 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi 

    I have been trying to find information out on the differences and benefits of moving to server does anyone have any links which will explain to a new user please :)

    Reason being is i am using a resource pool but it keeps crashing when the PM's are using it - some of which are on 2010, i am using 2013, although they are to be upgraded to 2013 in the next couple of weeks do you think this may help with the corruption which keeps happening? Ive had to rebuild the pool 3 times in the last month its getting tiresome.

    Thanks

    Kath


    Kath

    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 8:56 AM

Answers

  • Hi Kath,

    In the 1st instance I would look at http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/project/compare-microsoft-project-offerings-ms-project-FX103797367.aspx and http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/project/enterprise-project-portfolio-management-project-server-FX103802061.aspx and http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc197697(v=office.15).aspx.

    In terms of your specific questions, managing a shared resource pool is as much about the process as the technology, I don't think 2013 will improve your experience in this area.


    Ben Howard [MVP] | web | blog | book | P2O

    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 2:28 PM
    Moderator
  • Kath,

    Resource pool/sharer files are a linked structure and unfortunately in Project, linked structures are prone to corruption unless extreme discipline is used in maintaining the file structure. Files must never be renamed, moved, written over, or saved off to another location. All files should reside in a single directory, ideally on a local drive. Do not operate a linked structure over a network.

    If you and all your PMs understand and adhere to the above, the chances of file corruption are greatly reduced.

    John

    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 3:27 PM

All replies

  • Hi Kath,

    In the 1st instance I would look at http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/project/compare-microsoft-project-offerings-ms-project-FX103797367.aspx and http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/project/enterprise-project-portfolio-management-project-server-FX103802061.aspx and http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc197697(v=office.15).aspx.

    In terms of your specific questions, managing a shared resource pool is as much about the process as the technology, I don't think 2013 will improve your experience in this area.


    Ben Howard [MVP] | web | blog | book | P2O

    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 2:28 PM
    Moderator
  • Kath,

    Resource pool/sharer files are a linked structure and unfortunately in Project, linked structures are prone to corruption unless extreme discipline is used in maintaining the file structure. Files must never be renamed, moved, written over, or saved off to another location. All files should reside in a single directory, ideally on a local drive. Do not operate a linked structure over a network.

    If you and all your PMs understand and adhere to the above, the chances of file corruption are greatly reduced.

    John

    Wednesday, December 31, 2014 3:27 PM
  • Many thanks for everyone's help i really appreciate it. We are going to look to setting up a trial version of project server and see what the capabilities are and if they will be of use to us. Im really struggling with moving from Primavera to MS Project so im grateful for all the knowledge on this forum, thanks again

    Kath

    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 8:09 AM