April 16, 2013
Ron manning the Project Hosts table at the Midwest SharePoint and Project Conference
Ron Luchansky (Director of Partner Engagement for Project Hosts – firstname.lastname@example.org) is at the Midwest SharePoint and Project Server 2013 Conference in Chicago and his on-site report is that this year’s event is all about “collaboration” and “clouds.” This includes improving collaboration for end users, and enabling collaboration between partners to deliver world-class Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) and SharePoint solutions. “Clouds” are also on this year’s agenda, as more and more businesses are discovering the advantages of cloud-based business solutions.
Collaboration and Clouds are nothing new to Project Hosts. Project Hosts has been working with both PPM and SharePoint partners and delivering custom clouds for nearly a decade. We’re the recognized leader in this hosting space, working with leading application providers, consultative firm, and training organizations to ensure that medium-sized businesses and large enterprises get the PPM or SharePoint solution that is custom-fitted to their business needs.
If you’d like to know more about the cloud options available to you, visit our custom cloud advantage page, and select the icon in the top right titled “PPM Cloud Choices.” You can also visit our PPM or SharePoint Custom Cloud pages to get immediate information about Project Server 2013 Cloud Pricing, Trials, or other options such as Microsoft’s Project Online.
Project Hosts is a proud sponsor of this year’s Microsoft Midwest SharePoint and Project Conference.
April 11, 2013
Project Hosts™ has released an updated version of its online Pricing Configurator for hosted Microsoft Project Server 2013 solutions. The PPM Pricing Configurator supports “what-if” scenarios to aid customers and partners in determining the optimal price point for a custom-configured Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) Cloud solution.The PPM Pricing Configurator is easy to use, includes built-in help for each available option, and once submitted, a pricing summary is calculated and a sample Visio architectural diagram is automatically rendered. Also included is a tool that compares our PPM Custom Cloud prices to the cost of a company hosting Project Server 2013 in their own on-premise, private cloud.
The PPM cloud pricing configurator can be accessed directly at www.projecthosts.com/pricing by selecting “Project Server 2013” at top right.
The system enables Project Server 2013 evaluators and buyers, such as business decision makers, procurement professionals and technology managers to easily perform pricing / configuration calculations against parameters such as:
- Number of Users & Type of Access (i.e. PWA / Project Professional / Remote Desktop / SharePoint only)
- Dedicated Physical and/or Virtual Servers for Project Server, SharePoint and SQL
- Amount of Storage and Backup (based on expected size of database and frequency of backup)
- License Provider (whether licenses are company-owned or rented)
- Active Directory Integration to an on-site AD (for single-sign-on, SSO, capabilities)
- Advanced Reporting from Excel or SQL via OLAP services
- Contract Term (of hosting contract including month-to-month and yearly)
- Comparison to cost of on-premise, private cloud deployments
Which Microsoft Project 2013 Cloud is right for you? Download.
April 8, 2013
Project Hosts is helping spread the knowledge at this year’s Midwest SharePoint and Project Conference in Chicago. As a sponsor we’re excited to participate in this popular event that is teaming with leaders, luminaries, knowledge and expertise.
Stop by our booth and register to win a free Microsoft Surface. While there, talk to Ron Luchansky, our Director of Sales, and get the latest information on Cloud-based Project Server 2013 environments. If you are a partner, ask about our SharePoint and Project Server 2013 Partner Demo environments, Tours, and other tools that will make your job just plain easier. If you’d like to set up a meeting before hand, you can reach Ron at email@example.com
We’ve also just released an executive summary called PPM Cloud Choices which highlights the differences between Microsoft PPM clouds. It compares Microsoft’s newly released Project Online to Private Clouds, and our PPM Custom Cloud offerings. Our PPM Cloud Choices paper can be downloaded from this page by clicking on the top right icon (PPM Cloud Choices).
Following is more information about the event — the agenda is at this link; you can register here (it’s free, so register early).
From Microsoft’s Announcement:
This year, the two-day event will be held April 15 – 16, 2013 at the W Chicago – City Center Hotel, in Chicago, IL. The Monday keynote will be Christophe Fiessinger, Sr. Product Marketing Manager – SharePoint and formerly of the Worldwide Microsoft Project team.
March 21, 2013
There are three fundamental cloud choices available for Microsoft Project Server 2013 today.
Are you considering a Microsoft Project Server 2013 cloud-based solution? Confused about the different Cloud options available to you, their capabilities, advantages and limitations? Click here to instantly download the just-released Microsoft Project Server 2013 Cloud Choices abstract.
With nearly a decade of hosting experience in Microsoft Project Clouds, Scott Chapman, CEO and co-founder of Project Hosts summarizes the three cloud choices available for Microsoft Project Server 2013 and 2010 hosted solutions:
• Microsoft’s Cloud (Project Online hosted by Microsoft — for 2013 only)
• Private Clouds (hosted by Customers either on-premise or in their data center)
• Partner Clouds (hosted by Partners, such as Project Hosts’ and their PPM Custom Cloud)
Cap Gemini’s research highlights customer preferences of cloud types.
This condensed abstract is written for business decision makers and IT executives. It highlights the core elements of a cloud-based solution, the fundamental differences between cloud options, levels of customization available and current customer preferences. For more detailed information on the capabilities and customization options available with a Partner Cloud, please visit our PPM Custom Cloud page.
March 20, 2013
Ron Luchansky – Director, Partner Engagement for Project Hosts – Convergence 2013
This week we are attending Microsoft Convergence 2013 in New Orleans – learning all there is to know about Dynamics CRM solutions. And now, at about the halfway point, we can report that the event has exceeded our expectations. Not only are we seeing a lot of interest in our CRM and SharePoint Custom Cloud solutions, but many partners showcasing their Dynamics CRM solutions are reporting that customer interest in CRM Clouds is on the rise.
Scott Chapman – CEO Project Hosts (far right) – Joins the band for a few songs at our Partner Event on Bourbon St.
This was also echoed by a number of leading Dynamics CRM solution providers at a private event we held last night at Patrick O’Brien’s on Bourbon St. It was the perfect venue in which to discuss new business, enjoy some great food, overlook the chaos on Bourbon Street from the balcony, and listen to some great Jazz. Scott Chapman, our CEO, even joined in with the band for a few Dixieland songs. Thanks to all who attended.
March 13, 2013
See you at Convergence 2013
We’re headed to Convergence 2013 in New Orleans next week. Our mission is simple: to meet with leading CRM Partners, mostly Dynamics CRM App Providers to discuss business development opportunities. And we’re going to do it in style – by hosting a private party on Bourbon Street, complete with a jazz trio, great food and balcony access!
Our sales team has been actively outreaching to Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution providers who will be attending Convergence 2013 – setting up meetings with our two co-founders, Scott Chapman and James Flavin. If you’re a Microsoft Dynamics CRM App Provider with a compelling solution, and you’d like to understand how we can help your business with a Custom Cloud / Hosted Dynamics CRM platform, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Joann can put you in touch with our executive team, and maybe even pull some strings and get you into our private party.
If you’d like to understand the advantages of a Hosted Dynamics CRM platform from Project Hosts click: CRM Custom Cloud. If you’d like to know why customers and partners choose us click: Top 10 Reasons
See you in New Orleans!
February 26, 2013
Project Hosts announced today that it is supporting the new release of Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management, Microsoft Project Server 2013, with its Custom Cloud solutions. With this release, customers and partners now have three distinct cloud options for hosted Project Server 2013 solutions: hosting their own on-premise “private cloud,” a Project Hosts’ PPM Custom Cloud, or Microsoft’s Project Online “standard multitenant cloud.”
Customers can choose to host their own “private cloud” instance of Project Server 2013, either on-premise or in their own data center facility. A Project Server 2013 private cloud offers the maximum degree of customization and configuration to support an organization’s specific security requirements, dedicated solutions architecture, third party applications, custom code, and specialized reporting.
Customers can also choose the just-released Microsoft Project Online offering which is a “standard multitenant cloud.” Project Online delivers an on-demand solution for companies who don’t need dedicated servers, high levels of customization, white-glove service, or support for custom code.
Project Hosts offers a cloud option for Project Server 2013 that combines the benefits of both a standard cloud and private cloud for enterprise customers. Project Hosts’ “PPM Custom Cloud” delivers the business and technology advantages of a private cloud, but without all the costs and complexities of a similarly configured on-premise environment. A PPM Custom Cloud from Project Hosts is designed to allow both Microsoft partners and enterprise customers to precisely define their solution architecture, while also having the ability to directly access and control critical elements of the hosted solution. For a quick comparison of Project Hosts’ cloud family click here.