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Daryl Deffler

For #1.
Most of the time both sets of fields are the same. But there is a slight difference between MS Project scheduled tasks as Manually scheduled tasks.
Auto Scheduled Tasks: Scheduled Start/Finish reflects the date calculated by Projects scheduling algorithm. Start/Finish will show the same date.
Manually Scheduled Tasks: Scheduled fields work the same, showing the dates when Project would schedule them. However, Start/Finish show the manual start/finish dates as entered by the PM.
As for which to display, Start/Finish will always show what the schedule shows and I would suggest using these.
Also, for future reference, here’s a good place to find field definitions. I’m sure there are probably others as well.

Hope that helps.