reposted from Christophe’s blog

We are happy to announce the following upcoming webcasts on Project and Project Server 2010. These webcasts will be delivered by members of the product group and Project MVPs.

Expect other webcasts in the coming months.



Overview of Microsoft Project Server 2010 for IT Professionals
In this webcast, we provide an overview of Microsoft Project Server 2010 features, requirements, and deployment considerations that IT professionals need to know about the product. Topics we discuss include: system requirements, deployment scenarios, installation procedures, upgrade options, and administration and operations enhancements that help IT professionals.

Christophe Fiessinger, Senior Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation As part of the Microsoft Business Division Product Marketing Group, Christophe Fiessinger focuses on the Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management (EPM) and Microsoft Office Project Professional solutions for project and portfolio management. Christophe is responsible for technical readiness and promoting the value of EPM by speaking at global Microsoft conferences like TechEd, SharePoint Conference, and Project Conference. He is a major advocate for enterprise deployments of Microsoft Office Project Server, speaking on topics such as architecture planning and design, deployment and upgrade, administration, and operation. Christophe also creates other technical readiness materials related to Project Server and Project Professional on CodePlex, including whitepapers, training, blogs, solution starters, and tools.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Project 2010 Overview
Keshav Puttaswamy, Group Program Manager, Microsoft, will discuss and demonstrate core capabilities and features of the upcoming release – Microsoft Project 2010. The webcast will cover the key bets of unifying project & portfolio management, improving execution with effective  collaboration, enhancing user experience & appeal, and simplifying deployment & interoperability.
Join us to learn how you can utilize the powerful capabilities included in Project 2010. Obtain unique insights into how the next release will continue to support your business during the first in a 3 part series, delivered by Microsoft engineers and product managers.
Keshav Puttaswamy, Group Program Manager, Microsoft
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 6:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada


Project 2010 and Project Server 2010 Programmability
In this webcast, we provide an overview of the programmability enhancements that are in the upcoming versions of Microsoft Office Project 2010 and Microsoft Office Project Server 2010. We highlight Windows Communication Foundation, Ribbon programmability, and the new programmability features such as Workflow. We also discuss writing backwards compatibility for Microsoft Office Project 2007 applications.
Chris Boyd, Program Manager II, Project Development Group, Microsoft Corporation
Thursday, December 17, 2009 8:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Project Server 2010 Project and Portfolio Management Reporting
In this webcast, we provide insight on how you can take advantage of the great reporting features in Microsoft Office Project Server 2010 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010. By using Excel Services, Project Server delivers a suite of pre-defined reports out of the box. During the presentation we: · outline how users are able to generate their own reports and report templates. · give an overview on how to manage projects and portfolio dashboards by creating key performance indicator (KPI) reports using PerformancePoint Services. · show how organizations can visualize their project and portfolio management process by generating and integrating a dynamic visual report using Visio Services. · provide an overview of all new reporting features that Project Server 2010 has to offer.
Marc Soester, Managing Director, iPMO Marc Soester is the managing director of i-PMO Australia. He and his team deliver enterprise project management (EPM) solutions throughout Australia. Marc has been implementing Microsoft EPM solutions for more than six years to a wide range of international organizations. Marc is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft Office Project.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)


Microsoft Project 2010 Desktop: Tips and Tricks
In this webcast, we focus on using some of the new features in Microsoft Project 2010 that help you to build effective schedules quickly. Topics we cover include outlining, building schedules, and making resource assignments.
Jack Dahlgren, Consultant, Microsoft Project MVP, P-Cubed Jack Dahlgren is a project management consultant with extensive experience in the areas of design and construction, new product development and IT initiatives. Jack has been awarded a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for his contributions to the Microsoft Project user community for each of the past 10 years.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)