Project Server 2013 SP1 Slipstream release–and Power BI for Office 365

A couple of recent posts worth highlighting.  The first relates to installing SharePoint 2013 and Project Server 2013 on Windows Server 2012 R2 – and the need to have the new slipstreamed install packages.  I was building up a virtual farm just last week and hadn’t realized that I’d added an R2 Server – and the SharePoint Pre-requisite installer was failing to configure IIS.  Finally hit me that we didn’t support R2 until SP1, but even though I had manually created a slipstream by putting the SP1 bits in the Updates folder – the RTM pre-req installer was still giving me problems.  The answer is out there – exact error you will see in the Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Products Preparation tool is  “Application Server Role, Web Server (IIS) Role: configuration error”

*** Update 4/4/2014 – these slipstream releases are NOT affected by the recently announced issues with the SP1 package – ***

The other post of note – and thanks to Marc, Heather, Mike and I’m sure plenty of others – we have a great post on Power BI for Office 365 as it relates to Project Online – a great read! 

Just realized the post is tagged for Project Server 2013 and Project Online – although SP1 is only relevant to the former, and Power BI to the latter.