in this post I will try to explain how I see Microsoft Project Server 2010.
What is Microsoft Project Server 2010? It is huge, I mean HUGE application which can be used for:
- Project Management
- Program Management
- Portfolio Management
- Decision Making
- and many, many more
In many articles from Microsoft you can read that Microsoft Project Server is in marriage. Well, I do not agree with that. Why? Because when you are in marriage you can always divorce, but you can not split MS PROJECT SERVER 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint.
Microsoft Project Server is SharePoint Application, with a lot of possibilities.
When you open MS PROJECT SERVER 2010 you will get:
and when you open SharePoint you will get:
When you click on the Site Actions on the top left corner on the SharePoint and Project Server you will get:
Left picture is from SharePoint, and right from Project Server.
Because those two are so tight together, I will show you the “compatibility” Picture :
This is picture from my SharePoint MVP buddy, Adis Jugo. Thank you Adis!
I have my own instance of Project Server. It looks like this:
You can notice web address http://nenadpwa/pwa/default.aspx
If I run http://nenadpwa/default.aspx I will get:
I think that you are aware now that Project Server 2010 is SharePoint.
When you have MS PROJECT SERVER 2010, do you need MS PROJECT 2010 Professional any more? YES! You will need it a LOT! Some functionalities are supported only through MS PROJECT Professional 2010, and not through MS PROJECT SERVER 2010!
Because MS PROJECT SERVER 2010 is so huge, the main question is how to implement it? I will try to explain that in ma next Post.
What I strongly suggest is: READ THE BOOKS! You can find a lot of very useful information on the Web, Forums, Blogs, etc, but if you want to get a big knowledge very quick you should have those two books (BIBLES):
you can find them here:
I met Gary back in February in Redmond, and this guy know what is he writing about. Whit those two books you will save months, and you can quick deep dive into MS PROJECT SERVER 2010!
Thank you Nenad for the very valuable information for first time users!