Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 – Architecture and Performance Management Webcasts

Please join us this week to the following two webcasts:

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007: Workload Scenarios and Reference Architecture (Level 300)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 1:00 P.M.–2:00 P.M. Pacific Time

In this webcast, we cover Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 workload scenarios and reference architecture to help you plan your deployment. We discuss typical product operations broken out by user roles and explain how they affect performance. We also present typical reference architecture based on key capacity planning characteristics. This webcast is part of a series targeted at IT professionals. In the series, we present the key aspects in detail that you should consider when you evaluate, plan, deploy, and operate Project Server 2007.

TechNet Webcast: Performance Management Using Project Server 2007 and PerformancePoint Server 2007 (Level 200)

Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 1:00 P.M.–2:00 P.M. Pacific Time

The Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution allows users in an enterprise environment to create, select, plan, and manage projects over their lifespan. The EPM Solution includes Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007, Project Server 2007, and Project Portfolio Server 2007. Operational systems such as those built with EPM have a point-in-time view of the world for most of their metrics. As the number and complexity of projects rise, it is critical that you are able to create trend analysis and other performance management reports easily. In this webcast, you learn how to use the Microsoft Business Intelligence suite to augment the suite of built-in operational reports in the EPM Solution to deliver a broad range of analysis to the entire organization. This approach uses Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 to integrate data from EPM as well as other internal systems, such as human resources. We also cover the Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services cubes that ship with Project Server and discuss how you can extend their capabilities by adding additional data and analytics. Attend this webcast to discover:

How to create PerformancePoint key performance indicators (KPIs) targeted to project management, exception reporting, and guided analytics.How to implement a PerformancePoint application that you can roll out to your entire organization using Project Server. How easy it is to create trend analysis reports using PerformancePoint, enabling business users to look at all KPIs over time.

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