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SL 2015 and Project Connector

Posted on by Microsoft Employee

Is Project Connector in SL 2015? If not, when will we be able to use Project Server with SL 2015?

  • Darren Magel Profile Picture
    Darren Magel 60 on at
    RE: SL 2015 and Project Connector

    Thanks for the clarification Mark.

    It appears that there's now a new opportunity for someone to develop the add-on.  Hopefully someone decides to take this on.

  • Mark Asmus Profile Picture
    Mark Asmus on at
    RE: SL 2015 and Project Connector

    To clarify... the bullet point on that slide is that a new resource management web app is coming soon, which could replace some of the MS project functionality for users on the "light" end of things.   But as of today, there are no immediate plans for project connector and it continues to be evaluated.

  • Coen Pretorius Profile Picture
    Coen Pretorius 890 on at
    RE: SL 2015 and Project Connector

    I understand the potential complications due to the change in project server architecture.

    How do I explain to a client , who invested in project server and all associated costs, and have also invested in changes in business processes to make the integration work for him, that his next improved version of SL cannot integrate with project server and Microsoft is not offering any alternative solutions either?

  • Darren Magel Profile Picture
    Darren Magel 60 on at
    RE: SL 2015 and Project Connector

    I just came across a PowerPoint presentation from the 2014 Partner connections event. Slide #28 indicates that there will be a Project Connector web app available soon.

    http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&ved=0CE4QFjAH&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thepartnerconnectionsevent.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2FUpgrading-to-Microsoft-Dynamics-SL-2015-Mark-Asmus.pptx&ei=alTvVKCxBYfvoAS5loKoBQ&usg=AFQjCNHJoe9LnqFDxarATLjzV-3nzFRhTw 

  • Darren Magel Profile Picture
    Darren Magel 60 on at
    RE: SL 2015 and Project Connector

    Thank-you very much for the clarification. 

  • Community Member Profile Picture
    Community Member Microsoft Employee on at
    RE: SL 2015 and Project Connector

    Posting the referenced reply.

    Project Connector is not included because the project server program was re-written...where there were 4 db's now there is only 1 (much like PS2003) the whole architecture has changed and therefore the whole thing on the SL side will need to be totally redone.  I have not heard as to if they will get that done in SL2015 at this time.

  • Community Member Profile Picture
    Community Member Microsoft Employee on at
    RE: SL 2015 and Project Connector

    Darren - This issue was addressed in a later question that I asked at community.dynamics.com/.../150318.aspx.

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    Darren Magel Profile Picture
    Darren Magel 60 on at
    RE: SL 2015 and Project Connector

    Page 10 of the Dynamics SL 2015 Capabilites Guide - Microsoft indicates that the Microsoft Project Connector is available?

  • Community Member Profile Picture
    Community Member Microsoft Employee on at
    RE: SL 2015 and Project Connector

    That is a great question Chuck! Our company is looking at moving away from Project Server for the SL 2015 release. In fact, it might simplify our environment tremendously if we no longer use Project Server and the Connector.

  • Community Member Profile Picture
    Community Member Microsoft Employee on at
    RE: SL 2015 and Project Connector

    Thanks Mark. I completely missed that single line.

    I'm confused, though. On various VAR sites, the vendors discuss the wonders of SL 2015 and Project Server. Also, I watched the Microsoft video "Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015" (www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/.../introduction-to-microsoft-dynamics-sl-2015) and in the chapter "Integrations" beginning at the 29:17 mark, the speaker discusses how SL 2015 will work with Project Server using Project Connector.

    So, which is it? What happens to everyone using Project Server with SL 2011?

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