[EN] Technical documentation for support SQL Server 2012 and Project Server 2010

LOGO__ProjectServer2010SQL Server 2012 came to the market a little bit earlier that expected. Because (for any reason) is possible to want to use SQL Server 2012 for existing products such SharePoint Server 2010  or Project Server 2010 we MUST be very careful and think and plan BEFORE we going to the installation process. On March 20 knowledge base on Microsoft TechNet was updated in the topic of:  support SQL Server 2012 and Project Server 2010. Let’s look for few most important points of that:

Environment:

  • Database server in a farm
    The 64-bit edition of Microsoft SQL Server 2012. The SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 and Project Server 2010 Service Pack 1 updates must be installed to your Project Server 2010 installations in your farm in order to use SQL Server 2012 to host your farm databases.
  • Single server that uses built-in database
    If you have Microsoft "Geneva" Framework installed, you must uninstall it before you install the Windows Identity Foundation (WIF).
  • Front-end Web servers and application servers in a farm
    The 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 (…) SP2; or the 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 (…) If you are running Windows Server 2008 with SP1, the Microsoft SharePoint Products Preparation Tool installs Windows Server 2008 SP2 automatically.
  • Project Web App
    Project Professional client connectivity to Project Server 2010. Office Project Professional 2007 (SP2) will connect to Project Server 2010 only when backward compatibility mode (BCM) is enabled on the server. For more information about BCM, see Project Server 2010 upgrade overview.
  • Microsoft Project Professional 2010
    Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003 connectivity to Project Server 2010 is not supported, even when BCM is enabled on the server.
  • Reporting
    Microsoft Office Excel 2007 or Microsoft Excel 2010 is required for report authoring. Project Web App users do not require Microsoft Excel to view reports because the reports are rendered in HTML through Excel Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. To use reporting in Project Server 2010, you must install the SQL Server 2008 Analysis Management Objects (AMO) on each application server in the farm

More very detailed information and over thirty external links You will find on the page:  Hardware and software requirements (Project Server 2010)

[EN] SharePoint 2010 Productivity Hub is available

LOGO__SharePoint2010A month and day before The Eve – 23rd November – Microsoft published one of most interesting xmass gift for SharePoint End Users. The Productivity Hub which is a site collection that offer training materials. It is very interesting tool, with many features like (based on Microsoft Download site):

  • Format: Pre-loaded SharePoint site collection, optimized for Web 2.0 functionality and easily deployed within SharePoint 2010 SP1 environment
  • Content: Convenient end user productivity training in a variety of formats (documents, videos, podcasts, etc.). Receive free periodic updates of content that you will learn about through the Productivity blog.
  • Blog: The Productivity blog offers tips and tricks for end user productivity. Use it as is, or your training staff can use the posts as their own to help them get started in running an internal blog.
  • Train the trainer: Includes IT/Manager section to aid with deployment of the site collection, and guidance to develop the Coach program
  • Products: Office (2007 & 2010), SharePoint (2007 & 2010), Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9, Project (2007 & 2010), Visio (2007 & 2010), Publisher (2007 & 2010), Live Meeting 2007, Communicator 2007, Groove 2007 and Lync 2010

With five files (in total 1688 MB) You can deply all of those on Windows 7 Desktop system. The minimum system requirements are very simple (almost): Windows 7, 2007 Office System, SharePoint Server 2010 SP1 with August 2011 CU, Silverlight 4. Almost because installation of SharePoint Server on Windows 7 is not easy (I’ll write how You can do that in my Monday Series). But all af those files:

ContentPack2010SP1-1.exe | 460.0 MB || ContentPack2010SP1-2.exe | 441.4 MB
ContentPack2010SP1-3.exe | 470.4 MB || ContentPack2010SP1-4.exe | 303.6 MB
CoreInstall2010SP1.exe | 14.0 MB

waiting for Your download HERE. Enjoy!