More from NMW 2002: Microsoft shows enterprise project management

Chicago, Ill. - Microsoft Corp. showed the marketing beta of Microsoft Project 2002, the next generation of the world's top-selling project management software. The expanded Microsoft Project 2002 family combines project management, accessibility, and collaboration, with a powerful project management platform to foster greater productivity and better business results.

03/25/2002


Chicago, Ill. - Microsoft Corp. showed the marketing beta of Microsoft Project 2002, the next generation of the world's top-selling project management software. The expanded Microsoft Project 2002 family combines project management, accessibility, and collaboration, with a powerful project management platform to foster greater productivity and better business results.

'The new features and enhancements in Microsoft Project 2002 make it a robust and flexible business solution for enterprise customers,' said Chris Capossela, general manager of the Microsoft Project Business Unit at Microsoft. 'Efficient project management can help businesses of all sizes achieve better bottom-line results. The new solutions and tools that we have developed provide executives, project managers and other stakeholders with insight into and control over enterprisewide projects, enabling more informed decision-making and better utilization of resources.'

The new Microsoft Project 2002 family of products includes the following:ource management capabilities in addition to all the features included in Microsoft Project Standard; · Microsoft Project Server 2002, a new addition to the Microsoft .Net Server family that enables enterprise project and resource management capabilities and collaboration when used with Microsoft Project Professional and can work with Microsoft Project Standard to provide team collaboration; and · Microsoft Project Web Access (Microsoft Project Server Client Access Licenses), a Web interface that extends project information and analysis tools to executives and team members who do not need the complete set of project management features of Microsoft Project.

Together, Microsoft Project Professional and Microsoft Project Server 2002 make up the Microsoft Enterprise Project and Resource Management solution. This solution provides a central repository for project and resource data, enabling enterprisewide resource management, real-time reporting and scenario analysis, so business executives can better understand the deployment of resources and status of initiatives across their organization. Microsoft Project Professional also includes all the project management features provided in Microsoft Project Standard.

Microsoft expects to deliver the final version of Microsoft Project 2002 in the first half of 2002. Estimated retail pricing* will be $999 for Microsoft Project Professional version 2002, $599 for Microsoft Project Standard version 2002, $799 for Microsoft Project Server 2002 and $179 for Microsoft Project Server Client Access Licenses. See www.microsoft.com/project for more information.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
gmintchell@cahners.com





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