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Microsoft Project View Mastery

Have you ever created a new view and customized it the way you wanted, only to find out that other similar views are also changed? Do you want a certain format to copy for your status report but currently have to recreate it every time? Views are a core feature of Microsoft Project, but creating…

Certification Insider: Making Resource Assignments Realistic

Just as the clothes you buy never look like they do on the model in a catalog, your real-world resource assignments usually don’t fit quite right the first time around. Microsoft Project 2007’s resource assignment features can help you tailor resource assignments until they model reality. This month, you’ll learn how to assign part-time workers…

5 Tips for Formatting Text on a Gantt Chart

Microsoft Project 2007 offers many features to customize the components of a Gantt chart. If you’re presenting your schedule using a Gantt chart, you can use Project 2007’s advanced formatting features to visually emphasize the crucial project data displayed on the chart. I’ll demonstrate five techniques herewith by using the short sample schedule shown in…

Microsoft Project 2010 Upgrade Path

Q: What is the best way for customers to acquire Microsoft Project 2010? A: The best way for customers to acquire Project 2010 is to purchase Project 2007 now with Software Assurance (SA). SA adds value to the customers purchase with benefits that include consulting services, training, Web support, and technical resources. Customers can find…

Microsoft Project 2010 Licensing

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…

Ask the Experts: Making Sense of Current Activity Reports

Greg from Omaha asks: In Microsoft Project 2007 the current activity reports all sound similar. What’s the difference between these reports? Answer: When I look through the names of the report titles, I can understand your confusion. These reports are actually the same report with a different filter applied to each one. The reports are…

Three Rules for a Happy Life with Project 2007

Here are three rules we urge you to memorize and follow when you enter or change assignments. If you do, Project 2007 will become your obedient servant. If you don’t, Project 2007 will inevitably recalculate values that you don’t want changed. You can even end up in an endless loop, where you change a value,…

Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Project 2007: Creating Useful Custom Views

With the exception of Combination Views that consist of two Views in a split-screen arrangement, remember that Microsoft Office Project 2007 defines a View as: View = Table + Filter + Group + Screen In order to extract meaningful information from your projects, you may need to create your own custom View so that you…

Certification Insider: Resourcing Project Plans

Got a project to complete? Better get some resources or the work won’t get done. You can add resources to your Project file or — for resources you share between projects — a resource pool. If you use Project Server, you create enterprise resources on your Project Server. When you finally assign resources to tasks,…

Ask the Experts: Making Interim Plans Work for You

Ammar of South Africa asks: Using Microsoft Project 2007, can I view and display interim plans in a Gantt chart view? Also, how can I display interim plan data on other views? Answer: Great question! This is a feature that has been with Microsoft Project since at least level 4.0 from what I can remember. It’s…

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