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New Microsoft Project Roll Out

Written on October 31, 2019 by

We heard from Jared Spataro, Corporate VP for Microsoft 365, a few days ago with a big announcement! The new MS Project has rolled out to customers worldwide, and with it a new subscription plan, too. The new, updated software boasts: A new experience that is simple and powerful Easier ways to collaborate utilizing Teams…

PCMag Favorite Project Management Tool Survey Results Are In

Written on October 11, 2019 by

As project managers, we depend on certain tools to help steer our teams and our projects. Last year, PCMag rolled out a survey to their readers on which of these management and collaboration tools were the best. The results are in and guess what? MS Project came in second as the best tool for keeping…

Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019

Written on September 30, 2019 by and

  Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Leonardo Nogueira and Larry Mead’s Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a quick review of…

What’s New? Project Management in the News (October Edition)

Written on October 12, 2018 by

Standards for Innovation Alex Simmons, VP of Program Management for Microsoft’s Identity Division, discussed, in a recent article, the role of standards in accelerating innovation. To quote Mr. Simmons, “At Microsoft, we firmly believe that open identity standards accelerate innovation. Some of you might think this is an oxymoron. Let me explain why it isn’t.”…

What’s New? Microsoft Project News: September Edition

Written on August 31, 2018 by

Bringing Together Team Members of Different Generations In the project management workforce, we are starting to see a focus on helping senior people in the workplace connect with and manage the newest generation in the workforce: Millennials. This new generation is now moving from entry-level to management positions within an evolving environment and culture. With…

What’s New? Project Management News: August Edition

Written on July 29, 2018 by

Treasury & Risk Announces their 23rd Annual Alexander Hamilton Award On their website last week, Treasury and Risk put out a call for organizations who have completed “an innovative project in the realm of treasury, finance, or risk management.” The deadline is August 30, 2018 to be consideration for their 23rd Annual Alexander Hamilton Award…

What’s New? Microsoft Project News: July Edition

Written on July 5, 2018 by

Is Agile Reaching a Tipping Point? Barry Pronier, on bizjournals.com, recently shared why he thinks this is the year millennials will create a flashpoint for the Agile revolution. As he points out, Agile has come a long way since 2001 when Dave Thomas and a group of software developers produced their Manifesto for Agile Software…

What’s New? Microsoft Project News: June Edition

Written on June 15, 2018 by

PMI Reports Organizations Facing Disruptive Technology Wikipedia defines the business term, “disruptive technology,” as an innovation that creates a new market or value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, displacing established market leading firms, products, and alliances. Project Management Institute (PMI) has released a new report showing that 91 percent of…

What’s New? Microsoft Project News: May Edition

Written on May 12, 2018 by

Microsoft Highlights AI in Conjunction with Earth Day Microsoft recently took the opportunity to highlight AI (artificial intelligence), and reported that, as a company, they are working to improve access to and training on these newer technologies. To celebrate Earth Day, multiple stories across their blog platforms highlighted the power of AI and how it’s…

What’s New? Microsoft Project News: April 2018 Edition

Written on April 12, 2018 by

Updates for Project and Project Server Released in March Microsoft’s TechNet blog has announced the release of Project and Project Server updates last month listing details depending on which configuration users have set up. As the post notes, mainstream support for Project and Project Server 2010 ended in October of 2015, and an SP1 patched…

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