Tuesday, February 14, 2006 1:34 PM
Project 12 EPM Feature List
Jack Dahlgren Project Blog goes over a Project 12 feature list. I like his list but wanted to add a few features that I find exciting. Obviously (Jack mentions this), the Reporting database rewrite is huge. Having custom field views dynamically generated by the tool is a nice feature that will make my team more productive.
Also, the Active Cacheing is a big deal for anyone currently doing global implemnetation (we are). No need for Terminal Server anymore for your folks using Project Client.
Another Feature I'm big on are Server Events. So you can have managed code execute when a certain event happens server side (on Save for example). Depending on the events available, this will be quite useful.
With the next version of Sharepoint, and Server Side events, now , workflow scheduling is possible.
The integration with Sharepoint is a good thing. All admin, Project Central etc. are accomplished via web parts. This is welcome, but with our customization scenario, I need to check how this will work with our current architecture. I'm a little worried about how our sharepoint sites are created from the projectserver side. My guess is we still will need to create our Sharepoint sites using our own custom code, instead of using out of the box functionality from Microsoft.
Those are some key features I see from a developer perspective. I'd love to hear from anyone else about these features.