Q: How is Microsoft Project 2010 packaged?

A: The Project 2010 release consists of the following products, each of which is sold separately:

  • Microsoft Project Standard 2010
  • Microsoft Project Professional 2010includes one Microsoft Project Server Client Access License (CAL)
  • Microsoft Project Server 2010
  • Microsoft Project Server 2010 CALUser or Deviceto access data from Project Server 2010 via Project Web Access (PWA) or another client

Q: What are the software dependencies for Project Standard 2010 and Project Professional 2010?

A: Microsoft Office 2007 (or later) is recommended; Office Excel 2007 (or later) is required for report editing.

Q: What are the software dependencies for Project Server 2010?

A: Software dependencies for Project 2010 are as follows:

  • Windows Server 2008 (or 2008 R2), x64 editions
  • SQL Server 2005 (or 2008), x64 editions
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • Microsoft Office 2007 (or later) is recommended; Office Excel 2007 (or later) is required for report editing

Q: What are the licensing requirements to connect to Project Server 2010?

A: Licensing requirements for Project Server 2010 client access are as follows:

  • Microsoft Project Server 2010 CAL or Project Professional 2010 (Project Professional 2010 includes a Project Server 2010 CAL)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 CAL
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (or 2008) CAL
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Standard CAL
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise CAL
  • Microsoft Office 2007 (or later) is recommended; Office Excel 2007 (or later) is required for report editing

Q: How is Microsoft Project 2010 licensing different from Microsoft Project 2007 licensing?

A: Microsoft Project 2010 licensing is simplified in two ways: First, Project Portfolio Server capabilities now exist in Project Server 2010, so the Project Portfolio Server and CAL are no longer offered.

Second, there is no external connector for Project 2010. Customers who need to support external users (such as off-site contractors, agents, or other non-affiliated workers) must purchase the appropriate number of Project Server CALs or Project Professional licenses. Microsoft Project Server 2010 requires Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.