Thursday, July 19, 2012

Swtching Security Mode in Project Server 2013 Preview (On-premise)

As you know, by default Project Server 2013 has the SharePoint  permission mode which is simplified if we compare it with Project Server mode. Some users, might benefit from it, some more advanced users might want to switch back to Project Server mode.

There is an article on TechNet how to change

You have to run a powershell command - Set-SPProjectPermissionMode 

Switching from SharePoint to Project Server mode:

Set-SPPRojectPermissionMode –Url http://projectserver2013/pwa -AdministratorAccount fluentpro\sp-farmadmin -Mode ProjectServer

Switching from Project Server to SharePoint mode:

Set-SPPRojectPermissionMode –Url http://projectserver2013/pwa -AdministratorAccount fluentpro\sp-farmadmin -Mode SharePoint

Replace http://projectserver2013/pwa with you PWA URL and fluentpro\sp-farmadmin with your domain name \ user name.

Why there is no switch in UI as in Project Online? I have no idea, but this would be a good suggestion to Microsoft to add this into Central Administration in PWA settings.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Interested in migration from Project Server 2010 to Project Server 2013?

This week Microsoft released the Project Online - a cloud edition of Microsoft Project Server 2013. This means, that companies can start evaluating online edition that offers ways for easy scaling and start saving on investments into hardware and software. You can start paying monthly for resource that you use only, no maintenance, no hardware, no software licenses, no electricity bills.

Companies who currently using Project Server 2010 and considering the Project Online as potential destination should evaluate the the Project Online from different angles:

  • User Interface
  • Usability
  • Scaleability
  • Performance
  • Support of existing configuration
  • Load testing
Some of this can be addressed with just out-of-the box functionality, but companies will face a reasonable issue  - How do we test Project Online with our configuration settings and with our data (projects, resources) from existing Project Server 2010 or Project Server 2010 instance?

FluentPro Software has a solution for this - FluentPro Cloud Migrator that allows migration of configuration and data from Project Server 2010 to Project Online.

There are 2 editions available - Free and Pro; Free Edition migrates everything except project sites content and security, Pro Edition can migrate all settings and data.

You can download FuentPro Cloud Migrator from our website -