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Microsoft Project 2010 - What's New?

With significant updates and visual enhancements, Microsoft® Project 2010 gives you an intuitive and easier way to effectively complete all types of work.

What's New in Project Standard 2010

In Microsoft® Project Standard 2010, user-controlled scheduling puts you in control and brings together the flexibility and ease of a tool like Microsoft® Office Excel 2010 with the power of the Project scheduling engine. And, with a completely new and visually enhanced timeline view, you have an easier, more intuitive way to see and share key dates and deadlines.

Fluent™ User Interface

Microsoft Project 2010

  • Work more efficiently with the simple and intuitive Microsoft® Fluent™ user interface – new graphical menus and a familiar experience provide the tools you need to plan and manage your project.
  • Task oriented tabs and contextual menu groupings reveal powerful features, making it easier to get started and realise results.
  • Learn about features and rich formatting controls quickly with descriptive tooltips and drop down galleries.
  • Simply be more productive by choosing your own menu options, quick access toolbar settings and setting defaults.
  • Save to XPS or PDF. Share, print and publish project information with just one click using the new Microsoft® Office Backstage™ view.


Excel-Like Experience

Microsoft Project 2010

  • Enhanced copy and paste makes it easy to share information effectively with other Microsoft Office applications while retaining formatting.
  • Add columns dynamically by entering data without having to fi rst select the data type.
  • Simplify data entry with auto-complete which displays a list of previously used values to select from.
  • Automatic text wrap eliminates extra formatting steps by adjusting row height to display full task names.
  • Quickly mine data and analyse results with easy access filtering for all columns.
  • Create emphasis with rich colour options and text formatting to express ideas and solve problems in new ways.


User-Controlled Scheduling

Microsoft Project 2010

  • Gain flexibility with user-controlled scheduling – manually schedule tasks with the information you have right now or choose to automatically schedule tasks with calculated dates and durations.
  • Be alerted to potential scheduling concerns with squiggly lines and choose how to manage potential problems.
  • Gain insight with the Task Inspector to recognise issues and take action early – solving problems by managing effectively.
  • Support rolling wave planning and easily create high level forecasts using manually scheduled Top Down Summary tasks.
  • Identify gaps by comparing manually scheduled summary tasks with information rolled up from subtasks.
  • In Microsoft® Project Professional 2010, you can simplify planning with inactive and active tasks to perform what-if analysis.


Timeline View

Microsoft Project 2010

  • Simply create the ultimate graphical timeline to express your schedule and plan.
  • It's easier to see and share – drill into details and visually recognise differences with a clear view of tasks, milestones and phases.
  • Reach your audience with new impact by quickly copying the timeline into an email, presentation or any other document with formatting retained.


Team Planner

Microsoft Project 2010

  • Visualise the right mix of resources and assignments with a simple and intuitive resource view.
  • Simply drag and drop to effectively plan tasks and optimise resources for your entire team and project.
  • Quickly identify unassigned or unscheduled tasks to proactively solve problems.
  • Simply hover over tasks to instantly view task-level details to plan with ease.
  • Be visually alerted to potential problems choose to manually level resources as you work.
  • Automatically level over allocated resources on a task-by-task basis using Task Inspector to instantly realise results.


Enhanced Collaboration

Microsoft Project 2010

  • Enhance team collaboration by sharing information more efficiently – simply save, print or publish in one easy-to-manage Backstage™ view.
  • Convert Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 task lists to realise project schedules.
  • Publish your project plans to SharePoint® Foundation 2010 task lists so team members can update task status – automatically synchronise to receive updates directly into your project plans.
  • Save, share and manage – simply be more connected in the ways you expect with Project Professional 2010 and SharePoint Foundation 2010.
  • Connect Project Professional 2010 with Microsoft® Project Server 2010 and gain control across all types of work, improve
    project selection and strategic alignment, maximise resource utilisation and visualise performance through powerful dashboards.