Project Management Practice, Project Online, Project Server, Project Server 2013, SharePoint, SharePoint Online

Release Candidates for SharePoint & Project Server 2016 close to the finished product

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Since we last wrote about SharePoint 2016, Microsoft – on January 20thannounced the release candidates (RC) for SharePoint Server 2016 and Project Server 2016, which are now available for download. This will be the final release of both the SharePoint and Project platforms in preview form before the full release in spring 2016. The Release Candidates have benefited from over 5,000 downloads of previous previews and the feedback gathered from these customers has helped to make these RCs high quality and largely feature complete. In fact, we don’t expect much change from now until the full release. Continue reading >>

Office 365, Project Online, Project Server 2013

What is the Digital Marketplace and why does it matter?

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Before we dive straight in and take a look at the specifics of the Digital Marketplace, we first need to provide you with a little bit of history by looking at its parent – “G-Cloud”. The UK Government G-Cloud is a government-wide initiative aiming to ease procurement for public-sector bodies via the use of cloud computing. The G-Cloud consists of: 

  • A series of framework agreements with suppliers. These agreements save an awful lot of time for perspective buyers, so these public sector organisations can call off services without needing to run a full blown tendering process or competition procurement process.
  • The Digital Marketplace; a central hub that allows public sector workers to search for any service covered by the G-Cloud Framework with ease.
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Project Server, Project Server 2013

Project Server Queue Stuck “Waiting To Be Processed”

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After a fresh deployment of Project Server 2013 we hit a strange issue with jobs not being processed by the queue with the unhelpful status message “waiting to be processed”. After waiting for 15/20 minutes to see if the jobs cleared – which they didn’t – we then went through the following basic troubleshooting steps:

  • Restarted Project Queue Service and SharePoint Timer Service across the farm.
  • Checked the time was synchronised between the servers.
  • Cleared the queue and re-submitted some of the jobs.
  • Restarted the entire farm, including DB server.
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