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 – http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2014/03/03/announcing-availability-of-slipstreamed-office-2013-and-sharepoint-server-2013-with-sp1.aspx. The 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 – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brismith/archive/2014/04/03/project-server-2013-and-sharepoint-2013-sp1-download-deactivated.aspx ***
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 – http://blogs.office.com/2014/02/27/power-bi-for-office-365-with-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.