Where the magic happens

#throughglassAs if one inspirational day wasn’t enough we kicked in today with a nice Google Glass hack-a-ton. Todays program was as packed as a black fridays fashion shop or One Direction last performance (wished that were true) ticket venue. In the morning we got some inspirational speeches from our Google Glass prophet @Rhymo, conceptional thinking afterwards and after the lunch we started programming for the Glass. Around 4 o clock we had to deliver working code, so not much room left for error. I will give a glance at how the day went down, but most importantly what I picked up and learned from it. Continue reading

Get out more often

get-out-thereToday we had our kick-off day of one of the biggest projects in my career so far. The – and I will not call it a redesign – newest (nextlevelshit) version of NU.nl. The biggest and most popular news site of the Netherlands. So I am a little bit psyched to be honest. Not your everyday website if you consider that the most popular NU.nl article of 2013 beats the most popular article of The Guardian…. So it’s a good thing to have somewhat of kickstart to get us going. At first I was a little bit sceptic, wasn’t a whole day a bit too much? I mean meetings that takes more than an hour usually end up in my cancel/decline list. Same goes for meetings with more than ten persons. As you may have noticed I am an efficient and time boxed kind of person ;) Continue reading

Using Custom list entries to create Enterprise Projects

I have been playing around with Project Server 2013 for a while now and there is a specific, for the lack of a better term feature (I will refer it as a feature for the rest of this post) that from my point of view is easy to use and can add a lot of value. In Project Server 2013 you are able to make a site and in this site you are able to make a custom list. While that is not that interesting, it becomes a lot more interesting when you know that new items in that custom list can be promoted to Enterprise Projects. Continue reading

Build to impress

watch-detailWorking in small iterations is our motto and ‘lean and mean’ are our new buzz words. Yes we definitely use SCRUM and hell we are agile. So agile that we do everything the business wants (and more) and faster. Lean and mean, means breaking developing rules, hack everything together and don’t mind the future. Not exactly. Continue reading

Per-User Identity for Performance Point exhibits intermittent behavior

This week I had to troubleshoot a strange problem on SharePoint 2010 (But also applies to SharePoint 2013) of a client regarding PerformancePoint. The reason of this post is that it took a while to figure out the resolution and I have seen multiple people asking for a resolution for the same problem without a clear answer.

This specific client uses a lot of PerformancePoint Dashboards showing users their required information. All the dashboards are configured with “Per-User Idenitity” authencation. The reason I tell you this is that “Per-User Idenity” authencation needs to be Kerberos on the SharePoint farm  to function correctly. The client had a double two-tier SharePoint farm. So they had two databases and two application servers that also function as the web servers. All of a sudden out of nowhere all dashboards stopped working.

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Project Professional 2013 Reports Revisit

A long while ago I wrote about the new reports functionaly avialable in Project Professional 2013. When I wrote that piece I was still working with the preview version now with Project Professional being realease for a while now I just want to quickly revist the report functionality in Project Professional 2013.

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Microsoft releases Project Online

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Last week Microsoft released Project Online. For me it has been a long wait as I have been playing around with Project Online since the preview version was available in July 2012.

So for people that don’t know Project Online it is basically the cloud version of Project Server.  You now have the ability to provision it in the cloud and use it on a per user basis. In my opinion this will make Project Server functionality a lot more accessible and flexible to small and medium sized businesses.

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