What are the best tools for project management?

This is the introductory post of a three part series. In it I will give my view on what (Microsoft) product matches your expectations on Project Management software. I will include my own experience and links to Microsoft pages or other blogs to give you a complete overview.


Edition 26-10-2016: I did another review, this time for Microsoft Planner. Please find the link in the list below.


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Updating the visual reports in MS Project 2010 and 2013

Hello readers,

Recently I got to be more active on the Linkedin forums, and I came across an interesting post that could use some elaboration. It concerns the Visual Reports within Microsoft Project 2010 and 2013. As a standard, these reports are created using old Excel templates. But what if you want to use some nice new features? You would need to save that sheet and move away from the compatibility mode. In this post I will share the things you can do to create stunning reports.

Update feb 2016 —————

Hi there, I uploaded my own versions of the Excel Reports to TechNet (they are also available from the TPC OneDrive). Here is the link to the gallery:

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/An-updated-version-for-the-da120217

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Book review: Exam ref 70-331 Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013

It has been a hell of a job. But I finished the book! So here is my review on the  book that helped me pass the Microsoft exam 70-331 (posted about here).

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I have added some free content related to the book on the TPC_OneDrive, go have a look, and read the “read me” file please.

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How I passed the Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 exam 70-331

Here is a little celebration post! Yesterday I passed the Core Solutions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 exam with 725 points. Woohoo! But not only to celebrate, but also to educate: Here are a number of resources I found very useful.

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Windows phone 8 and sync with Google contacts. Error 8007000E (completely unrelated to Project Server)

Hi readers,

I just have to blog about this! I got a Windows Phone, FINALLY. So straight on I start linking the contacts of my Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and Outlook accounts. Getting a new phone is a great time to start cleaning up your contact list right? Now here’s the deal, there is a minor issue with synching your Google contacts to the windows phone. It has to do with the images on the contacts, and here in this post I will share the solution that I found. Continue reading Windows phone 8 and sync with Google contacts. Error 8007000E (completely unrelated to Project Server)

Internet Explorer 11, Windows 8.1 and Project Server 2013.

Hey people,

This is a very specific post only useful for the lucky few. Answer the following questions with Yes and this post will be for you:

  1. Do you have a Project Server 2013 tennent running in your company?
  2. Do you use a Windows 8.1 tablet or desktop?
  3. Are you using Internet Explorer 11 (comes with Windows 8.1)? Continue reading Internet Explorer 11, Windows 8.1 and Project Server 2013.