<dry and feeling much better for it – thanks for asking>
So, on 25th Jan I ran a webinar for Microsoft on Project 2010, and some of the features around User Controlled Scheduling. We had over 100 people logged on, and the feedback score was a whopping 8.25 out of 9.00 – so I was very pleased with that.
If you missed it, the link is here for posterity… it’ll be the best hour of your life – I promise….
and also, here is a list of the relevant questions that were asked (and answered by Jan Kalis of the the product group – thanks Jan).
Meeting Questions and Answers:
Subject: TechNet Webcast: User-Controlled Scheduling in Microsoft Project
Start Time: 25 January 2010 16:00:00 GMT-0:0
SERGIO Silva Asked: Doing a Manually Scheduling on a quest and giving it duration and start-finish dates, the task will became a Contraint like "Must start on"? the shedule will not rearrange for the next tasks?
Jan Kalis Answered: There’s no notion of constraints for manually scheduled tasks.
Spain Asked: Do you have to use Dates in the Day/Month/Year format? not Month/Day/year
Jan Kalis Answered: It depends on the locale settings. Ben is from UK so his locale settings are d/m/y. No changes from previous versions…
SERGIO Silva Asked: How baseline will be affected with tasks with no start or finish dates?
Jan Kalis Answered: Great question – No start or Finish date is recorded for such task into baseline. We only record the "known" information.
James Asked: Are inactive tasks included within the baseline?
Jan Kalis Answered: We do not store any baseline data for inactive tasks.
SERGIO Silva Asked: and if we set baseline and after that we make 1 task innactive. Only time budget will be available for other tasks or cost as well?
Jan Kalis Answered: We do not record any data for that task including cost. No cost or dates are recorded while saving baseline for inactive tasks.
Reid McTaggart – Blue Badges Asked: But what if you set a baseline first, and then make a task inactive? Is that task still in the baseline?
Jan Kalis Answered: Yes Reid – until you save baseline for that task again – at that moment the baseline for inactive is cleared.
Jennifer Asked: What happens to actual work charged to a task if you set it to inactive?
Jan Kalis Answered: Such tasks cannot be inactivated.
Reid McTaggart – Blue Badges Asked: This was an EXCELLENT presentation!
Jan Kalis Answered: Glad you liked it Reid! Thanks, please submit you eval 🙂
David Asked: Does the project compatible version generated work with previous versions of Project Server?
Jan Kalis Answered: Project Professional 2010 connects to Project Server 2010 only. Does that answer your question?
David Asked: If I save a project 2010 file to 2003 compatible can I then upload it to Project Server 2003?
Jan Kalis Answered: YES!