Microsoft Project 2013–what is new? Part 1


as you already know Microsoft ha published new Office 2013 –Preview,  and here is the new Microsoft Project 2013 preview.

Let us look what is new! Remember that that is just a Preview, not the final version! I will write about what I see!

There are huge improvements in this new Version, and I love it already. Frankly I do not love everything, and I will write about that as well!

When you open MS PROJCET 2010 you get something like this:


As you can see, you have open brand new Project with default View – Gantt Chart.

Notice TABS! They are in Upper-Lower case!



When you open MS PROJECT 2013 (I will not write MS PROJECT 2013-preview any more, because you know that this is only a Preview), you get this:


You can choose to open a brand new Blank Project, New from existing Project, and New From SharePoint Task…!

And you have a lot of Templates, so I will open Software Development Plan Template, and I will get:


and I will get:


My first impression is WOW!

You can see that Timeline is much more Readable, and there are a lot of new stuff here (like Work Burndown – do you speak Agile??? Smile) 

I will cover these features in my next Posts!

I will open a Blank Project now:


Tabs are in UPER CASE, I do not like it! Contrast is low, and I don’t like it either!

I want to exit my MS PROJECT 2013 now:


What is missing??? I will show you the MS PROJECT 2010:


Yes, the Exit button is GONE! In is gone from all OFFICE 2013 family, except Outlook!

But if you hit X letter when you are on the backstage window in MS PROJECT 2013, you will exit! Of course you can exit if you click here, as well:


If you insist on Exit Button, there is a way to have it on Quick Access Toolbar:






and I will get:


and Finally:


So I have now my beloved Exit Button.

Do you like it????

P.S. Guess what! I am going to Vacation! Why should you care? You should not! I am telling you that because from now till end of August I will post one Blog Post per week.

Please, please, DO NOT CRY Smile with tongue out




About Nenad Trajkovski

Location: Zagreb, Croatia Occupation: Project Manager Interests: Project Management and MS PROJECT He was born in Zagreb, Croatia at 1963. After completing his college he started working on projects in different business areas (banking, manufacturing, automotive industry, distribution, oil companies, etc.) developing and implementing ERP systems into different companies. He has got a lot of experience working with people in different business processes and also possesses great knowledge in information technologies and financial services. Today he works as a business consultant, adn Project Manager in PERPETUUM MOBILE d.o.o. Zagreb. He is a regular lecturer for Project Management in MS Innovation Center in Varaždin, Logosoft Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina and SEAVUS GROUP in Skopje Macedonia. He was named the best lecturer of WINDAYS 2008 while his lecture was also voted as the best. In addition, he was in TOP 10 lecturers at the MS SINERGY 2009 and MS VISIA 2009, 2010. Shares first place as the best lecturer of KulenDays 2009 and 2010 and PMI Conference 2009 in Zagreb. He is also a regular lecturer in the MS Community. He is a Certified Accountant and a PMP (Project Manager Professional) and a PMI-RMP (Risk Manager Professional), MCP, MCT, and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist - Microsoft Project 2010. From 01.01.2012 awarded with MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Proffesional - Microsoft Project)!
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7 Responses to Microsoft Project 2013–what is new? Part 1

  1. leeroy says:

    what are the difference between 2010 and 2013

  2. Roland Lindberg says:

    My first impression is that this is a graphical regression considering all previous programs in the Office series. It looks flat, white and insanely boring
    Graphically, they backed down several steps.
    The features are certainly much improved but for my part, the graphics in presentations are very important.

  3. Fernando Ramos says:

    How can I use Project professional 2013 and connect to my projects in my EPM 2010? When I try I received an error (“please use Project Professional 2010…”)

  4. Narayan says:

    Happy Holidays! 🙂
    n yea – the Project 2013 Preview sure looks awesome…

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