Microsoft Project Professional

Project Management Software

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Microsoft Project Professional is a program that makes it possible for you to manage a large number of projects through one interface. It is built with a visual interface that makes it easy to streamline this process. It allows you to set deadlines, allocate resources more efficiently, and give your workforce the tools that they need to get the work done. With this program, you can create plans as well as manage and work together with others.


The program is helpful for anybody who needs to manage projects involving several people. This could include the head of a small business, or a mid-level manager working for a large corporation. It can be used to manage several projects on this scale. The focus is on individual projects more so than entire business operations.

The program offers several advantages over competing software packages. First of all, it is designed to be used in an intuitive fashion. The Ribbon located at the top of the the work space is familiar to anybody who has worked with the modern version of Office. It is much simpler to find commands through this menu interface.

Microsoft Project is designed to save project managers time and work. It is simple to add new columns, easily identify different types of data, and to organize or analyze large amounts of information. The details of a specific schedule can be transferred in a simple copy-and-paste format, and the formatting is not lost when the information is pasted into another Office application.

When it comes to scheduling, the program gives you complete control over how precise you want the scheduling to be. It is also possible to switch back and forth between summary information and more detailed information, so that you have a full understanding of both the big picture and the small picture. It is also possible to add notes about where additional scheduling information might be needed, and it can be updated at any time.

New coloring capabilities and text effects in addition to an improved timeline view all add up to an interface that is easier to look at and share with others. The budget can easily be compared to previous forecasts, and categories for costs and so forth can be defined by the user.


The program is installed on the computer and used from that workstation. The standard version of the program is available through En Pointe for $582. The professional version is available through CDW for $905.99


A video describing the creation of a new project server integration.



Screen showing the integration with other Office applications.


View projects by graphical timeline.


Visualize team collaboration and resrouces.