Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Project Server SP1... meh #projectserver

SP1 came and went, and unfortunately it was a little more about bugs and what we didnt get, than what we did.

SharePoint got some Office365/Yammer integration baked in (yet to be played with but i did see Use Yammer for Social during the User Profile Service Creation).

Looks like Project Server "On Prem" for bug fixes and no functionality unfortunately.  The big loss for me was the new paradigm added to Project Online some time ago (the three little dots for shortcut menu against each project) that I was hoping to be included in SP1.  Actually I fully expected it, and hoped in addition for some extension to this really useful navigation tool (option to add custom links for reports, embed status indicators, that kind of thing) but no, not this time.

It is beginning to feel that on-prem solutions are suffering at the hands of Microsoft's "Cloud First" strategy.