Monday, September 28, 2009

A few things about Project 2010

First off, the Microsoft Project 2010 Conference in Phoenix Arizona was great. It was really good to see MOST of you again (haha). The big news was the official launch of Project 2010 which includes Project Server 2010, Project Desktop 2010 and SharePoint 2010. Although the community as a whole was able to see a good bit, many of the upcoming details are on hold until after the Official SharePoint 2010 Launch which will happen at the SharePoint Conference: (

A few highlights or themes that were conveyed during the conference were:
· Project Server 2010 was NOT a full redesign, it is an enhancement of what works in 2007
· Portfolio Server functionality will be included in Project Server 2010
· ActiveX controls will be NO MORE in 2010 a new grid has been developed (Still IE dependant thou)
· The RIBBON (Fluent User Interface) is in, both for Project Desktop and Project Server (If you’re not familiar with the ribbon interface for Office 2007 check it out here:
· Much richer web based project capabilities in PS2010
· Married to SharePoint Server 2010, you will no longer be able to have Project Server with SharePoint Services (Although there are downsides of cost for small businesses, I still think this is great as the features and properties of SharePoint Server 2010 will serve all businesses… think excel services)
Much more to come soon….

A plug for MPU (Microsoft Project User Group):

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