Book review: Implementing and Administering Microsoft Project Server 2013

Sometimes books come on your path that are absolute “no brainers”! And I mean this in the most positive sense of the words.
Book picture and link.

This book, a whopping 1040 pages thick, is a must have for anyone that needs to implement or administer Microsoft Project Server 2013 (what’s in a name right?). The guys at msProjectExperts are well known in the community, Gary Chefetz, Bill Raymond and Dale Howard are great at providing knowledge trough the book medium. And if you ever get the chance to visit a seminar or reading by them do not hesitate! It will surely be an enjoyable experience.

The book is the newest installment. They have made a 2010 and 2007 copy that I know off, and I do think they go back as far as the earliest versions.

The table of content is huge and covers 13 pages by itself! I would almost go as far to say that if it isn’t in this book it doesn’t exist in the Project Server haha. Here is one of the negative aspects of the book, it is big. Really big. It takes a lot of time to digest, but when you are done you know your product!

The authors use a lot of screen dumps and sometimes a page will consist of just 4 lines of text and the rest is screens from the server settings or the resource pool. I enjoy reading books like these because they have a high “hey I know this place” feeling to it.

The book also provide valuable insights in the new Project Online option (Project Server hosted by Microsoft in Office 365). Which is great because there aren’t many books about this version out there.

Conclusion: a 5 out of 5 stars rating!

You can get a copy of this gem for yourself right here.

8 thoughts on “Book review: Implementing and Administering Microsoft Project Server 2013”

  1. Thanks Erik. The first published edition of this book was 2002, we followed with a 2003 edition as well. I actually wrote the very first version of the book for Project Central, but nobody wanted to publish it. 🙁

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