Microsoft® Project 2010 is a family of products that provide a range of functionality depending on organizational needs. Project 2010 allows organizations to ease into the correct level of maturity for their work management needs. The Project 2010 family consists of desktop and server products. Microsoft Project Standard 2010 and Microsoft Project Professional 2010 are both desktop editions. The flagship of the Enterprise Project Management solution is Microsoft Project Server 2010. This guide will help you understand the relationship among the various Project editions, their interdependencies, and requirements. The goal of this guide is to help identify the correct technologies to put in place in order to have an effective project management system.
Project 2010 offers easier and more intuitive experiences to help you select the right resources, collaborate with your team and meet crucial deadlines. Watch this demo to see how Project 2010 can help you effectively manage a wide range of projects and programs. Watch the video
Project Server 2010—Unified Project and Portfolio Management Project Server 2010, built on SharePoint Server 2010, delivers tailored work management solutions for individuals, teams, and the enterprise. Watch this demo to learn how Project Server 2010 can help your business deliver better performance. Watch the video
Project Server 2010, built on SharePoint Server 2010, delivers tailored work management solutions for individuals, teams, and the enterprise. Watch this demo to learn how Project Server 2010 can help your business deliver better performance.
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For Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solutions to be effective, they need to provide organizations of different sizes and varying EPM maturity levels with the appropriate tools to help ensure that teams can collaborate to deliver projects successfully. A small or mid-size organization may have different EPM requirements as compared to a multinational organization.
Organizations can achieve incremental gains in collaboration capabilities by using products within the Microsoft Project and Microsoft SharePoint® families. Large and small organizations alike can deploy the EPM solution to successfully support project management
Consistent server interface: Provide the same experience whether people are within SharePoint Server sites or in Project Web App Reporting: Quickly create a variety of reports, define key performance indicators (KPIs), and configure powerful dashboards Governance workflow: Use workflows to better track the completion of key deliverables Enterprise search: Use improved search to find people, documents, project artifacts, and other project information Social computing: Enable more effective EPM team collaboration and communication with wikis, blogs, and people and expertise search capabilities
Portals: Create portals to enhance reporting or centralize demand management Line-of-business integration: Streamline the use of multiple business applications, systems, and servers for seamless operation and provide a unified view of work management information
In SharePoint Server 2010, use application features such as Excel Services, Report Center, workflow, task lists, and team sites.
Design, build, and modify existing workflows through Microsoft Visual Studio®. Model additional orkflows from those delivered with Project Server 2010.
Use project and portfolio performance data from Project Server 2010 as a source for performance reporting and dashboard content.
In Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, synchronize project tasks with Project Server 2010 tasks.
Enable integration with line-of-business systems with the Project Server interface and system management platforms such as Microsoft System Center.
The following table shows the main capabilities enabled by different product types.
The EPM solution has two client front ends: Project Web Access and Project Professional. All roles can use Project Web Access. Project Managers also use Project Professional for detailed project planning and tracking, and to publish updates to Project Server. For licensing purposes, everyone who uses either front end needs a Project Server Client Access License (CAL). Project Professional includes a Project Server CAL.
The EPM solution provides work management capabilities on top of the Microsoft core infrastructure, which many organizations already have in place. The core infrastructure consists of Windows Server 2008 (or 2008 R2) x64 editions, SQL Server 2005 (or 2008) x64 editions, and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
Microsoft Project Server 2010 is built on top of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, which in combination enable powerful business collaboration platform services and structured execution capabilities to provide flexible work management solutions such as the following:
These features enable easier access to colleagues, enhance collaboration, and reduce time needed to find information.
Today, customers can choose to deploy the EPM solution on premises or by using BeMo hosted software-plus-services offerings to effectively manage their project portfolios and drive team collaboration.
Hosted EPM services allow your organization to roll out solutions faster with high reliability, performance, and security. Hosted solutions can be cost effective, retain flexibility, and provide secure channels to protect sensitive data, while allowing a service provider to manage the environment and its configuration.
Microsoft Project 2010 builds the foundation for EPM with flexible work management solutions and the right collaboration tools for occasional and professional project managers. Project 2010 includes a pathway to more advanced Project and Portfolio Management capabilities as business needs evolve. The Microsoft Project family of products consists of Microsoft Project Standard 2010, Microsoft Project Professional 2010, and Microsoft Project Server 2010. Project 2010 offers significant functionality in these four areas:
Project Server derives significant functionality from SharePoint Server and SQL Server, and therefore requires licensing of those technologies in addition to the Project Server and desktop components. In doing so, organizations receive significant benefits from their Project and Portfolio Management investments.
For more information about Project 2010, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/project.