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Microsoft Project Server 2010Microsoft Project Server 2010: Overview

Microsoft Project Server 2010 provides innovative capabilities across the entire lifecycle to help organisations effectively initiate, select, plan and deliver projects on time and within budget. Enhance productivity and realise results with Project Server 2010.

Project Server 2010 innovative project and portfolio management capabilities provide:

  • Streamlined project initiation and enhanced portfolio analytics: Simply capture all project requests in a central repository, standardise data collection and business case development and drive accountability through flexible governance workflows. Enforce a rational vs. emotional approach to investment selection and effectively identify project portfolios that best align with your business strategy under varying cost and resource constraints
  • Improved productivity with better collaboration: Effectively connect disparate teams and easily share information to enhance collaboration and improve project success rates. Project Server 2010 is built on SharePoint Server 2010, bringing together powerful business collaboration platform services with structured execution capabilities to provide flexible work management solutions.
  • Familiar and powerful business intelligence services: Experience the strength and depth of Microsoft Business Intelligence platform. Easily create reports and powerful audience based dashboards with Excel Services, PerformancePoint Services, Visio Services and SQL Reporting Services and more. Quickly gain visibility, control, and insights across your project portfolios
  • Easy-to-use, connected, and scalable platform: Get started quickly and reduce training costs with the new intuitive server ribbon. Project Server 2010 connects with related Microsoft technologies to provide a familiar and unified work management platform, ensuring you can gain additional value from the Microsoft platform.

What's New

Microsoft Project Server 2010 brings together the business collaboration platform services of Microsoft® SharePoint Server 2010 with structured execution capabilities to provide flexible work management solutions. Project Server 2010 unifies project and portfolio management to help organisations align resources and investments with business priorities, gain control across all types of work, and visualise performance through powerful dashboards.

Unified Project & Portfolio Management (PPM)
In Project 2010, the best-of-breed portfolio management techniques of Microsoft Office Project Portfolio Server 2007 are include in Project Server 2010, providing a single server with end-to-end project and portfolio management (PPM) capabilities.

Built on SharePoint Server 2010
Project Server 2010 is built on top of SharePoint Server 2010, bringing together the powerful business collaboration platform services and structured execution capabilities to provide flexible work management solutions. Gain additional value from the Microsoft platform.

Project Initiation & Business Case Development
Project Server 2010 provides a new demand management module to capture all work from simple tasks to complex projects and programs.

Portfolio Selection
Project Server 2010 helps organisations select project portfolios that align with their business strategy by providing techniques to prioritise competing requests, run optimisation scenarios under varying budgetary constraints and maximise resource utilisation across the planning horizon.

Web-Based Project Editing
Project Server 2010 brings the power of Project Professional 2010 to the browser with Web-based Project Editing.

Fluent™ User Interface
Microsoft Project 2010 delivers a consistent experience across Project Standard 2010, Project Professional 2010 and Project Server 2010 through the Fluent user interface.

Enhanced Reporting and Business Intelligence (BI)
Experience the strength and depth of Microsoft Business Intelligence platform. Gain transparency and control with Excel Services, PerformancePoint Services, Visio Services, PowerPivot for Excel 2010 and SQL Reporting Services.

Extend Interoperability
Integration with related Microsoft technologies provides a familiar and connected work management platform. Empower teams to work in their preferred productivity tools and provide status updates to project stakeholders with minimal effort and administrative overhead.