Microsoft Project 2010 Server: Save file for Share


do you know that now you can save your files for share which means that you can share your project plans with others who do not have accessibility to your Project Server.

this does not seems to be something useful unless you got to know that changes done by the other person you have sent the file for sharing with him can be updated back to the server as if you were the person who did those changes?

Does this makes scene for you?? for me it meant a lot

here are the steps to do so

Step 1: Save a project for sharing

1.       Start Project Professional and connect to Project Server.

2.       On the File tab, click Open .

3.       In the Open dialog box, click Retrieve the list of all projects from Project Server.

4.       On the File tab, click Save & Send.

5.       On the right, click Save Project as File.

6.       Click Save for Sharing.

Note   The Save for Sharing command is available only if the project has been saved to Project Server.

a.        Click Save As


b.       Type a name for the project file. You can either type a new name or use the name that matches the name of the project on the server.

After saving the project with the new file name, you can send the file in e-mail to team members, who can open the file and make changes.

Note   Changes can only be made by team members if they have Project Professional 2010.

Step 2: Synchronize the shared file with Project Server

1.       Once the file has been returned to you, you can open it and synchronize the changes with Project Server

2.       Start Project Professional and connect to Project Server.

3.       In the Login dialog box, select the server from which the shared file was initially created. Do not click Work Offline.

Note If you do not select the server from which the project file was initially created, then you will not be able to synchronize the shared file with Project Server.

4.       On the File tab, click Open.

5.       In the Open dialog box, double-click the project name to open it.

6.       On the File tab, click Save As.

7.       Select the name of the original project from which the shared file was created.
If the shared file name matches the original project name, then the project name will be displayed in the Save to Project Server box.

8.       Click Save. The shared file will now be synchronized with the original project.

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About to start BIG Implementation of MS Project Server 2010

We have signed a great contract with big customer in Kuwait for implementing Microsoft Project 2010.

Latest Farm technology will be followed for high availability and performance. Trends in the market are going for more control over projects, resources , cost and time.  Measuring performance against projects and resources are one of the key factors beyond any successful projects delivery. This is all achieved through proper implementation of MS Project 2010 solution.


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Bilal Okour, Kuwait

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Gartner Project and Portfolio Applications MarketScope

Microsoft is Rated in the Gartner Project and Portfolio Applications MarketScope – Microsoft Project 2010 – Site Home – MSDN Blogs :

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Bilal Okour

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Departmental Custom Fields

Most of the customer that I faced had asked for customized fields that other departments don’t need, imagine that you have 10’s of custom fields that you in a specific department don’t know what the logic behind them.

I Project Server 2010 this issue has been solved by introducing departmental custom fields.


Now I am in the way to upgrade from 2007 to 2010 and I will make sure to re-organize the customization that had been done to start using this great feature.

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Bilal Okour

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MS TechEd Dubai 2011

TechEd took place and it was amazing, at least a good chance for meeting experts around the world. for me it was a surprise to have NO session about Project Server. Even for MOSS, the sessions did not address this perfect vertical application.

I start thinking of arranging with Microsoft to have one sessions that address this topic, I am sure that a lot of admins around our area have a great interest on this topic.

Cheer with me to have this done next TechEd, see you there

Best Regards

Bilal Okour

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Live Online SharePoint Community

Dear All,
I’m really glad to announce that Registration is now open for participation in Live Online SharePoint Saturday Arabia. By registering for this event, you are confirming you would like to view the live presentations, presented from 7:00am to 4:00pm (GMT+0), on March 27, 2010.
In order to hear the presenters, you will need headphones or computer speakers. There will be no conference call dial-in phone numbers.
The live blogging platform will allow for real time questions to be passed to the presenters. There will be two sessions running simultaneously so that we can present to a diversified audience in both Arabic and English languages.
As you register, we would very much appreciate it if you would spread the word to your SharePoint colleagues. I have attached here the event poster, please feel free to use it.
Thank you for joining us. With your participation, we hope to make this an exceptional event.


الأعضاء الكرام تحية طيبة و بعد,
يسعدنا و يشرفنا أن نعلن أن باب التسجيل و المشاركة في  Live Online SharePoint Saturday Arabia قد تم فتحه, بالتسجيل في هذا المؤتمر الافتراضي يمكنك مشاهدة المحاضرات و الشروحات أون لاين, المحاضرات ستعرض في تاريخ 27 مارس 2010  من الساعة 7:00 صباحاٌ حتى الساعة 4:00 مساءاٌ بتوقيت جرينتش.
هذا المؤتمر الافتراضي يعتبر الأول من نوعه حيث أنه  ُيقدم شرح واف باللغة العربية و الانجليزية لشيربوينت 2007 و شيربوينت 2010 . لمشاهدة هذا المؤتمر لن تضطر للذهاب لأي مكان أو حتى دفع أي مبالغ مالية حيث أنه حدث مجاني و أون لاين, كل ما تحتاجه هو جهاز الكمبيوترو الدخول على شبكة الأنترنت.
نظام التدوين الحي يتيح لك طرح الأستفسارات والأسئلة على المتحدث في التو و اللحظة , و سيكون هناك محاضرتين في نفس الوقت حتى نتمكن من عرض المحاضرة على العديد من الجمهور باللغة العربية و الأنجليزية.
نشكرك جزيل الشكر للتسجيل, و الرجاء أن تبلغ أي شخص مهتم بتكنولوجيا الشيربوينت عن هذا الحدث, لقد أرفقنا الملصق الإعلاني للحدث, أستعمله كيفما تشاء.
نشكرك جزيل الشكر للأنضمام ألينا, و نتمنى أن يكون الحدث ممتاز و ممتع.
مع الشكر و الأحترام

Best Regards

Bilal Okour

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