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Archive for May, 2015

It’s time for the PMO to focus on the big picture

Written by Hubie Sturtevant on May 29th, 2015 at 12:16 pm

No, the UMT360 team didn’t come up with the theme for this year’s Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit. But we certainly could have. Because from our perspective, the event’s theme — Thriving on Digital Chaos: Innovation, Agility and Collaboration — sounds exactly like what we’ve been telling our clients for years now. Read the rest of this entry »

Managing Investments – That’s Your Real Project!

Written by Mike Gruia on May 15th, 2015 at 8:14 am

We met a lot of folks at the Microsoft Ignite Conference in Chicago last week. And while everyone we spoke with had unique and specific challenges, one common thread ran through our conversations. Most organizations we spoke with used Microsoft Project Online or Project Server as their PPM tool, yet still wanted a more efficient and effective way to manage their projects.
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Cumulative Update 3 (CU3) for UMT360 for SharePoint 2010

Written by admin on May 12th, 2015 at 9:48 am

We are pleased to announce the release of the UMT360 for SharePoint 2010 – Cumulative Update 3 (CU3). Cumulative Updates include all previously released public updates and private hotfixes. UMT strongly recommends that any patch and release is validated in a non-production environment first before being applied to production environments.

Here’s the list of fixes and improvements addressed:

  • Core Financial Capabilities
    • Performance and reliability improvements when handling a very large number of allocation centers
    • Reliability improvements when synchronizing data with project schedules and resource plans
    • Addressed issues with the Maintain synchronized values not working consistently when using two Enterprise Financial Types that have the same set of Financial Dimensions, with both Enterprise Financial Types being set to integrate with the Project Schedule or Resource Plans
    • Performance and reliability improvements when working with medium and large financial structures
  • Data Import
    • Addressed issues with the import progress information not being updated correctly
    • Addressed issues with running multiple import sessions concurrently using the same source file
  • Other
    • Improved code to properly remove the WorkflowProjectTypeChanging event handler when upgrading from UMT Project Essentials 2012
    • Fixed provisioning issues when upgrading from UMT Project Essentials 2012 CU6
    • Addressed timing issues with the trigger for the first build of an OLAP cube and the logging of the cube building process
    • Addressed issues with the Project Server Integration pop-up displaying access errors for users not having the Manager Users and Groups permission
    • Addressed reliability issues with the Queue process under heavy server loads

Visit the UMT360 Product History page for version details.

Customers and Partners can download CU3 via the online portals on


What’s FedRAMP and why is it important to you?

Written by Hubie Sturtevant on May 4th, 2015 at 8:40 am

If you work in public sector IT, you’ve probably heard of FedRAMP. And if it hasn’t yet made an impact on you or your agency, it soon will. FedRAMP stands for The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. It’s essentially a comprehensive framework, established in 2012, that defines what it takes for a company providing cloud products and services to federal agencies to be recognized as a secure provider.

Making it easy for federal agencies

I’m happy to report that UMT360’s Solutions for Microsoft Project Online & Project Server are now available as a FedRAMP Compliant Cloud Service.

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