Project 2010 Ignite on-demand training videos


Applies to: Project Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2013-04-10

The Microsoft Project 2010 Ignite Recordings let you view eight-and-a-half hours of presentations and product demonstrations from the Project 2010 Ignite Training Series. Each module is delivered by using a Microsoft Silverlight player, which enables you to view the presenter and the slides at the same time. It also gives you a chapter outline and a full transcript of the presentation.

The Project 2010 Ignite Training Series focuses primarily on new features and functionality with Microsoft Project Server 2010 and Project 2010 with regard to Office Project 2007. It was delivered to 900 attendees in 9 different cities just before product release. The recordings are delivered by these people:

  • Christophe Fiessinger: Senior Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

  • Jan Kalis: Senior Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

The Microsoft Project 2010 Ignite Recordings are divided into the following modules with their corresponding run times. Click the module name to download the module. You can also see a complete list of the Microsoft Project 2010 Ignite Recording modules for download on the Microsoft Project 2010 "Ignite" (a.k.a. "Quick Start 2010 Training") Download Center page.


You may be prompted to install the Microsoft Silverlight Plug-in for Microsoft Internet Explorer in order to view the videos if it is not already installed on your computer. Note that Microsoft Silverlight cannot be used in Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers running in 64-bit mode.

Module Description Presentation run-time Demo run-time

Introduction (

In this introductory module we discuss the Project 2010 Ignite training delivered worldwide between September 2009 and March 2010; introduce the four key investments of Microsoft Project 2010 (Unified Project and Portfolio Management, Simple and Intuitive User Experience, Enhanced Collaboration and Reporting, Scalable and Connected Platform), and conclude with a summary of key Microsoft Project resources that will help you deploy this new release.



Planning, Design, and Deployment (

In this module we introduce Project Server 2010 architectural changes and typical farm topologies. We discuss scenarios and best practices to deploy in a SharePoint farm, and we present hardware and software requirements and deployment procedures.



Upgrade and Migration (

We have significantly improved the upgrade process to Project 2010. It's now easier and more reliable. Upgrading from Office Project 2007 is as easy as backing up the databases and attaching them to the newly installed instance of Project Server 2010. Being well prepared is a key requirement. This session discusses the process and outlines key resources and tools.



Demand Management (

The Demand Management module introduces the new capability of Project Server 2010 around Demand Management, also known as Project Lifecycle Management. We discuss the key components that enable the Demand Management functionality: Enterprise Project Types, Project workflows (Stages and Phases), Project Detail Pages, Approvals, and steps to implement your own governance process.



Portfolio Strategy (

Nearly every organization has to justify its investments and make sure its decisions are aligned with strategic goals. Project Server 2010 offers integrated tools for rich Demand Management and first class portfolio selection functionality that assists executives in their decisions. In this module we cover the process of setting up Business Drivers, aligning projects to Business Drivers, Project Prioritization, and the selection process. We also point to other resources relevant to portfolio strategy.



Timesheet and Statusing (

In this module we discuss some new features that enable customers to provide task status and do time entry. We present the new user experience, the new single-entry mode to unify timesheet entry and task statusing. We also discuss reporting improvements for timesheet and statusing and the ability to integrate Project Server with Microsoft Exchange Server.



Reporting Part I (

Every organization from small to large requires insight into business data, including project and portfolio information. Project Server 2010, benefiting from the rich Business Intelligence platform of SharePoint Server 2010, offers powerful dashboarding capabilities. This module discusses reporting capabilities and infrastructure improvements.



Reporting Part II (

This module shows other powerful services available with every deployment of Project Server 2010, Visio Services, and PerformancePoint Services.



Administration (

The Administration module discusses key improvements that will make the life of project managers, and administrators easier and more flexible. Specifically we present Departments, Delegation, Project Manager Provisioned Permissions, Active Directory Synchronization and Bulk Update Project Sites.



Operations (

This module discusses key investments that all administrators can benefit from because Project Server 2010 is built on SharePoint Server 2010. This module provides deep operational insights into farm performance, health and usage, and the rich set of tools to increase administrator productivity. Topics discussed include Unified Logging Service (ULS), Usage Logging, Health Reports, SharePoint Health Analyzer, Developer Dashboard, Password Management, Windows PowerShell.



Development/Extensibility (

Each organization has different business processes and requirements. Project 2010 is built with extensibility and rich customization options in mind. Because Project Server 2010 is built on the SharePoint Server 2010 platform, you can build processes that seamlessly integrate collaboration, document management, reporting, project management, line of the business integration and much more. Both Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 may be extended by using Object Model API to extent the core functionality. This session does not go very deep into the code, but helps you get started at the right point.



Conclusion (

In this module we answer frequently asked questions (FAQ) on each of the four key improvements of Project 2010 (Unified Project and Portfolio Management, Simple and Intuitive User Experience, Enhanced Collaboration and Reporting, Scalable and Connected Platform). We also answer frequently asked questions for IT Professionals and Developers based on feedback we heard while delivering the Project 2010 Ignite training sessions worldwide. We conclude with a very thorough Project 2010 resource slide.