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Getting Started with Microsoft Project 2010

“Project 2010 has significant new capabilities across the full Project family of products: Project Standard 2010, Project Professional 2010, and Project Server 2010. With a new and intuitive user interface, unified project and portfolio management, and deeper interoperability with other Microsoft technologies like SharePoint, Exchange, and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, [Project 2010] truly is a watershed release. ” Read More

– Chris Capossela, Corporate Vice President, Consumer Channels Group, Microsoft 




Features Introduced in Microsoft Project 2010

  • SharePoint synchronization: This feature lets you publish a project schedules as a SharePoint 2010 task list and receive tasks updates from team members and keep the two matching even as one or the other changes.
  • Manual scheduling: Called “user-controlled scheduling” by Microsoft, this feature lets you set task durations and start and finish dates with point and click.
  • Placeholder text: Now you can create a project plan even if you don’t have all the details yet. Project 2010 lets you enter text notes in Date or Duration fields and update them later when you know the details.
  • Active and inactive tasks: You can also perform what-if analysis by making tasks active or inactive to see what impact it has on your schedule, resources, and budget.
  • Timeline view: This view shows the whole schedule in a model that’s easy for non-project managers to understand and follow.
  • Team Planner: This feature lets you drag and drop resources (people and materials) to try out various project scenarios.
  • Task Inspector: If a task has a scheduling conflict or a resource is over-allocated, this feature lets you fix the problem.