This Week in Bamboo (March 27th, 2011 – April 2nd, 2011)

This week in Bamboo, we released the patch for SharePoint Project Management Central (PM Central) Release 2.1 for SharePoint 2010 with very exciting news that PM Central is now available with the performance of In-Place Upgrade from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010.  Please see the release announcement blog post our Product Manager for more details.  And see below for more info about the patches of this week.

SA12 SharePoint Project Management Central Release 2.1.12 (SharePoint 2010)

New:

• This version includes Data-Viewer Web Part (HW37) R3.2.29, which allows users to edit items in Data Sheet mode. Note: PM Central R2.1.9 included Data-Viewer Web Part R3.1.
• This version includes Alert Plus (HW05) R3.0.72.
• This version includes Calendar Plus (HW20) R4.1.22.
• The Installation Package now includes an optional component to upgrade PM Central R2.1 from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 using Microsoft’s database attach and upgrade method. See this Microsoft article for information about this upgrade method. See KB.12652 to perform an in-place upgrade for PM Central R2.1.

Bug Fixed:

• Internal bug fixes.
• The % Complete on the project site is not computed correctly based on the tasks’ % Complete. To resolve this issue, users are required to restart the SharePoint 2010 Timer service after installing the patch update, which contains the fix for this issue.

Current Limitations:

• Users cannot delete resources from the Enterprise Resource Pool in the department site if the department site is the site collection. Users must go to the portfolio site to delete resources if needed.
• The Tasks and Project Health lists are not upgraded using the “Repair Existing/Install New” option in the Setup program, even though the upgrade was successful. Users are required to select “Remove All” and then “Install New” to upgrade.
• The portfolio and project sites do not upgrade successfully using the “Repair Existing/Install New” option in the Setup program. Users are required to select “Remove All” and then “Install New” to upgrade.
• Items in the project site, such as the Project Info section, do not display the context menu in the grid view if the data source is a SharePoint list or a Bamboo List Rollup.
• Adding a new resource from a task item will wipe out information that you enter in the fields, such as Title.
• Users using an anonymous login cannot see the Tasks or Issues lists in the project site.
• Update Data does not load the Load run time value.
• The Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-in does not draw the % Complete column when publishing the value from Microsoft Project.
• When users create a new Web Part page in the portfolio site and try to make this page the default page updating the URL in /_Layouts/AreaWelcomePage.aspx, they will receive the following error, “The site is not valid. The ‘Pages’ document library is missing.” This is a SharePoint limitation.
• Users logged in to the portfolio site with a site collection administrator account will not see rolled-up data in the following tabs: My Summary, Resources, Schedules, Issues and Reporting. This is a SharePoint limitation. To change the limits, go to Central Administration > Manage Web Applications. Select the desired site collection, then select General Settings > Resource Throttling from the ribbon to change the values.
• The Bamboo Microsoft Project Add-in cannot map and import resources.
• In the project site’s Tasks tab under Tracking View, the headers for Cost, Actual Cost and %Complete are not aligned to the left like the other fields.
 
Current Known Issues:

• For project sites with unique permissions where users do not have access to the portfolio site, users can still access the information from the Enterprise Resource Pool in the Contacts List.
• In the Gantt View of Active Projects Widget on the portfolio site’s Schedules tab, users with special characters in their name will display extra characters, for example the user L’Orial will be displayed as L&#39Orial.
• After upgrading from R1.8 to R2.1, users might see the following error in the Project Central Upgrade Monitoring Page in Central Administration: “Upgrade failed: System.ArgumentException: Value does not fall within the expected range. at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPFieldCollection.GetField(String strName, Boolean bThrowException)…”. Restart the SharePoint 2010 Timer Service to resolve this issue.
• The upgrading from R1.8 to R2.1 fails. To resolve this issue, restart the SharePoint 2010 Timer service, then run the upgrade again.
• After upgrading to R2.1, SharePoint Project Portfolio Dashboard does not display data on the portfolio site’s Schedules tab or in the Portfolio Dashboard List after clicking Refresh for the first time. To resolve this issue, restart the SharePoint 2010 Timer service. See KB.12641 for more information.
• SharePoint Project Portfolio Dashboard does not update the Portfolio Dashboard List when a project is deleted if that project name contains a space, such as “Alpha Project”.
• When users add a new item to the Contacts List where the Enterprise Resource Pool is not used for the selection, users will see a JavaScript error.
• Users with Design permissions can see the option Add New Project but they cannot create a project. In R3.0, we will remove the option so that users with Design permissions will not be able to see the Add New Project option.
• Users using an anonymous login must input a user name and password.
• The Site Path data is not exported when users click Master Grid Excel Export.
• On the portfolio site’s Reporting tab, when users click the Last Page button, the page number changes to 0.
 
Current Limitations for In-Place Upgrade:

• Any customizations made to the sites (master pages, CSS, logos, etc.) will not be retained after running the in-place upgrade to SharePoint 2010.
• The upgrade must be run on a brand new server. For example, running SharePoint 2010 (Server or Foundation) on top of MOSS 2007 will not work.

Current Known Issues for In-Place Upgrade:

• If the project sites have unique permissions, users will not see the Tasks or Issues lists after the in-place upgrade. The workaround is to click the Update Data button on the portfolio site’s Settings tab and click Run Now for the Bamboo Update Tasks, Issues, Project Health Lists Timer Job Scheduler.
• Before running the in-place upgrade, sites that are not PM Central sites will be displayed as sites that have been upgraded to R2.1 in Central Administration in the Project Central Upgrade Monitoring Page.
• After running the in-place upgrade, users will not see data in the All My Projects tab on the portfolio site’s Project Central tab. Edit the Data-Viewer Web Part to select the list again.
• For project sites with unique permissions where users do not have access to the portfolio site, users can still access the information from the Enterprise Resource Pool in the Contacts List.
• In the Gantt View of Active Projects Widget on the portfolio site’s Schedules tab, users with special characters in their name will display extra characters, for example the user L’Orial will be displayed as L&#39Orial.
• When viewing the Contacts Lists at the project site after running the in-place upgrade, the Resource column is blank. The workaround is to edit each contact item and click OK.
• After running the in-place upgrade and when project sites have unique permissions, the Project Portfolio Dashboard on the portfolio site’s Schedules tab displays project sites to users who do not have access to some of the projects.
• On the portfolio site’s Resources tab, the Gantt chart for Resource Assignments always shows No Group when users select the View By Enterprise Resource Pool view.
• Task items will show a JavaScript error when clicking View.

HW31 Virtual Map View Web Part Release 1.9.11 (SharePoint 2007) & Release 1.9.30 (SharePoint 2010) have the same Release Notes:

New:

• Use the new Setup program.

 


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