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My recommendation is simple. If you have a need to understand the capabilities of Project Server 2010 or need to configure it for your organization then this book will tell you everything you need to know.
It goes beyond describing the features and tells you how and why to use them along with the usual warnings about what to be cautious about.
It is great as a reference because it is well organized, but I'd recommend reading it straight through to get an overall understanding of the application and its capabilities. The advice about implementation is solid and helpful and is based on real world expertise.
I've worked with the 03 and 07 versions of the server and own both the 03 and 07 versions of this book. As far as I know, at the time that I write this, it is the only book on the market that's geared towards installing and configuring server 2010. The book is written in a way that walks you through what you need to do to install and configure the software and does an excellent job of that - much better than what you'll get out of Microsoft's documentation. I would give it 5 stars, but as with previous versions of the book, I still find it a bit cumbersome to look up specific topics because, in my opinion, the index is lacking. In addition to this series of books, I also own Project Server 03 Unleashed and Project Server 07 Unleashed (by a different company). While I've found the MSProjectExperts books to be great, I've found it easier to find specific items in the "Unleashed" series because their index is much more complete (and they provided a pdf version of the book). Anyway, since they're not publishing an "Unleashed" book for server 2010, I don't have the option of buying both. Just suggesting to MSProjectExperts that they work a littler harder on the index. Many folks - like me - use the book not only to go through once to install the software, but use it as an ongoing reference - which makes it somewhat frustrating when you can't find what you need in the index and have to go leafing through the book.
I am a Project Server implementer and I recommend this book to all my clients as the best source of information for implementation and administration for Project Server 2010. There isn't another book close to the level of content that this book covers. I've also met the authors and they are truly respected in the industry and worthy of the titles of Project Experts. They live this material every day and it shows with the quality of books that they produce. The book walks you through installation and configuration and also provides great tips from people that have worked with the product with real world examples. I highly suggest you purchase this book if you want to get up to speed with the new functionality of Project Server 2010 or if you are new to Project Server 2010 altogether.
This book is a fantastic guide for configuring and setup up Project server. It is filled with help tips that go beyond the basic configuration. The only area where it falls flat is with the Portfolio functionality. It is mentioned only tangentally.
I have used the Project Expert books for a while now, I found it much more comprehensive than the normal MS Office books.I am not a real "techie" and I could still understand what they were trying to tell me to do.
I love the paperless environment, so the e-book format is just a dream come true.