Project 2013 & Project Server 2013 at PMI Willamette Valley

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Today I will be starting the lecture circuit for PMI where I will be showcasing Microsoft Project, Project Server, and SharePoint Business Intelligence for both the current version and for [Project Online](http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=257733 “Try the Project Online Preview”) and [Project Server 2013](http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/hh973403.aspx?wt.mc_id=TEC_120_1_33 “Download Microsoft Project Server 2013 Preview”).

I am super excited about helping people understand the key differences between what the Online presence of [Project Professional 2013](http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/hh973401.aspx?wt.mc_id=TEC_119_1_33 “Download Microsoft Project Professional 2013 Preview”), [Office 2013](http://blog.advisicon.com/2012/07/20/project-13-and-office-13-out-for-review/ “Project Professional 2013 Preview and Office 13 Out for Review | Advisicon Blog”), [SharePoint 2013](http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/preview/sharepoint.aspx “Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Preview”), and Project Server 2013 will do.  With the ever increasing demand for better, faster and easier web accessibility to manage projects, programs and portfolios, Project 2013 provides a continued march to a more powerful extension of features in previous versions only in the desktop and now embedded online. Read More

Systems and Applications Development in a Project Environment

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When you think about building a [Project Management Culture](http://blog.advisicon.com/2012/08/10/practice-your-profession-follow-the-olympics-example/ “Practice your Profession… Follow the Olympics Example”), it’s easy to focus on just the [methodologies and tools](http://blog.advisicon.com/2012/07/13/tools-vs-skills-in-project-management/ “The Value of Tools vs Skills in Project Management”) oriented around project management. How do you manage the project lifecycle (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing)? How do you use the tools, such as Microsoft’s [Project Client](http://www.microsoft.com/project/en-us/project-professional-2010.aspx “Microsoft Project Professional 2010″) and [Project Server](http://www.microsoft.com/project/en-us/project-server-2010.aspx “Microsoft Project Server 2010″)? 

While these are worthy considerations, sometimes it becomes useful to expand the context beyond a specific project or group of projects, and begin to consider integrating that information into your enterprise as a whole. It is at this point that you should begin to work with systems and applications development teams. Read More

How We Sharpen Our Skills… Join Us!

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As practicing consultants, trainers, and authors, we are continually improving our skills, broadening our knowledge and learning new approaches that we can share with our customers. One of the ways we do that is by attending events, working at tradeshow booths, and speaking on various topics. Sometimes when we meet people for the first time, they recognize Advisicon’s name, but they can’t figure out where they ran into us. Here is a small sampling of events coming up and we encourage you to pick an event and Join Us! Read More

Free SharePoint Training!

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Interested in no cost training for SharePoint on a variety of topics?

Have you heard of SharePoint Saturday?

## SharePoint Saturday

SharePoint Saturday is a community driven event offering several tracks of sessions on a Saturday. The event is sponsored by companies/organizations active in the SharePoint space. SharePoint Professionals volunteer their time and expertise to share their knowledge of SharePoint. This is available free to the public.

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A Little About AdPAK

It has been a wonderfully busy week for Advisicon’s Technical Services Team.

We have had the opportunity to deliver unique, customized SharePoint solutions to our customers, such as photo translation tools, custom search web parts, and data import applications.

Only with the challenge of new situations can we really grow. From the unique experiences this week we gained valuable knowledge in enhancing the capabilities of these tools. Capabilities that truly bring business and technology together.

These customized solutions are part of our AdPAK family. The AdPAK contains numerous bolt-on tools, and solutions that help enhance and extend a variety of applications used in today’s places of business. It is an extension of capabilities specifically designed to meet the needs of the business in which it resides.
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