Make project management easy and collaborate from virtually anywhere with the right tools for project managers, project teams and decision makers. Microsoft Project helps you easily plan projects and collaborate with others. Stay organized and keep your projects on track with the only project management system designed to work seamlessly with other Microsoft applications and cloud services.
- Manual scheduling: Called “user-controlled scheduling” by Microsoft, this feature lets you set task durations and start and finish dates with point and click.
- Placeholder text: Now you can create a project plan even if you don’t have all the details yet. Project 2010 lets you enter text notes in Date or Duration fields and update them later when you know the details.
- Active and inactive tasks: You can also perform what-if analysis by making tasks active or inactive to see what impact it has on your schedule, resources, and budget.
- Timeline view: This view shows the whole schedule in a model that’s easy for non-project managers to understand and follow.
- Team Planner: This feature lets you drag and drop resources (people and materials) to try out various project scenarios.
- Task Inspector: If a task has a scheduling conflict or a resource is over-allocated, this feature lets you fix the problem.
- Improved Reporting
- Customizable Reports: Users can create professional reports without having to export the data to another program. This includes adding pictures, charts, animation, links, and more.
- Pre-Installed Reports: Takes full advantage of the new graphics and formatting capabilities. Add or remove elements from these pre-created reports, including changing the colors.
- Burndown Reports: Shows planned work, completed work, and remaining work as lines on a graph. They give an at-a-glance status, letting you know if your project is behind or ahead of schedule.
- Trace Task Paths: Helps sort out a complex Gantt Chart by allowing users to highlight the link chain — or task path — for any task. When you click a task, all of its predecessor tasks show up in one color and all of its successor tasks show up in another color.
- Increased Date Range: Set project dates up to 12/31/2149 – a century longer than Project 2010’s limits.
- Cloud Storage: Allows users to access and share Project schedules, Excel spreadsheets, and other Office files.
- Online Access: With Project Online, users can access a full version of Project from almost anywhere, even on PCs that don’t have Project 2013 installed.