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Project 2003: Support Ends April 8, 2014
With Microsoft support for Project 2003 ending on April 8, 2014, now is a great time to upgrade to the new Visio together with the new Office. You’ll get complete support, including key security updates to help keep you compliant, non-security hot fixes, assisted-support options, and technical content updates.

Why is Microsoft ending its support? As a part of Microsoft’s Support Lifecycle Policy, Project 2003 products receive 5 years of Mainstream Support and 5 years of Extended Support at the supported service pack level. April 8, 2014, marks the end of this 10-year support period.
Why should I upgrade to the new Project ? To get critical security updates to help keep you in compliance with security standards. The new Project support includes non-security hot fixes, free and paid assisted-support options, and technical content updates. Access the latest Project features, helping you and your employees to be more productive.
What will happen if I don’t upgrade? Running Project 2003 after the end-of-support date may expose your company to security risks and technology limitations, including:
Security Risk: No new security updates can leave unsupported and unpatched environments vulnerable to security risks.
Compliance Risk: End of support may result in an officially recognized control failure by an internal or external audit body. Non-compliance can lead to a suspension of certifications and/or public notification of the organization’s inability to maintain its systems and customer information.
Lack of Ongoing Updates: There will be no more non-security hot fixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates—limitations which could negatively impact your productivity and growth.
What do I need to do? It’s simple: upgrade to the new Project right away, before the end of support for Project 2003; upgrade together with the new Office for consistent user experience across the applications.

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  • there is “no such thing as a one size fits all Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solution”  A small or mid-size company may have different PPM requirements when compared to a multi-national organization. Interestingly, departments within a large organization may operate at different PPM maturity levels and therefore a full PPM solution may not be the optimal solution for all departments With this in mind Project 2013 offers CHOICE, by providing work management solutions for individuals, teams and the enterprise. This flexible approach will help ensure organizations can select the right tools to meet their current and future business requirements. Select a solution that can grow with you and allow you to work the way you want to work.IndividualsIndividual project managers can take advantage of Project Standard 2013 and Project Professional 2013 new and improved user interface. It is now easier than ever to create simple or complex project schedules and effectively deliver projectsTeamsTeams that do not require a full PPM solution can take advantage of:Project Professional’s 2013 SharePoint sync to effectively collaborate SharePoint Server 2013 or Office 365Web-based project editing to create and manage projects in the browserEnterpriseOrganizations that require a full Project and Portfolio Management solution that can scale to meet enterprise requirements can choose Project Server 2013 (built on SharePoint Server 2013)Now, both desktop application and enterprise solution (PPM) available in the cloud.
  • Stay Organized = Easily plan and manage your projectsManage anywhereDeliver projects successfully = Give effective presentationsAnticipate changeSave time & effortImprove everyday collaboration = Work seamlessly across toolsCommunicate in real timeDiscover and share infoSimplify IT = Explore the Office StoreTry Project Pro for Office 365
  • Get to work fastGet users up and running quickly with application streaming technology (click-to-run).Simplified ITthe latest updates installed automatically (with the option to delay installations using a centralized policy to allow for compatibility testing where necessary). License per UserEnable users to work from the computer of their choice with ProjectOn Demand, which gives them the option to install Project on multiple PCs and even temporarily install Project on kiosks while they’re travelling. Improved CommunicationBenefit from integration with other Office 365 services, such as presence and IM integration through Lync and Lync Online and the option to save and share your diagrams to SharePoint Online.
  • Upgrade to Microsoft Project 2013

    1. 1. Expand.Microsoft Project Professional 2013 - Why Upgrade? West Technology Group
    2. 2. Agend a The evolution of Project Introducing the new Project Professional 2013 Reasons to upgrade to the new Project Which licensing option to choose Next steps 2
    3. 3. Project Momentum – Why Microsoft 20 million users 1 copy sold every 20 seconds 10,000 organizations Industry leader in analyst reports 100‟s partners in 80 countries 1 20 20 M 10K Industr y Leader 100’s 80
    4. 4. Project Management Pains Establishing project goals Managing project scope Gaining management support Facilitateeffective communication Definingclear responsibilitiesand accountabilities
    5. 5. Customer early feedback “Whenwe are undertime pressureto create and submitbids, it is much easierto quickly find what we need usingLync and SharePointthanwade throughemail messages”- AndresLehr,SeniorProject Manager,Bassier,Bergmanand Kindler “We wantedto move to the latestversionof Project for itsnew functionality. Specially, we wanted to makeit easier to access data and promotea better interfacefor managingour resources”– PiotrPrussak,VPofGlobal ApplicationsDevelopment,Revlon “Reportsare easy to access,customize,and publish,and the best thingis thatthey are readywithin oneclick of themouse”– RafaelFarias,Budgetand Analyst,InterbrasS/A “WithSharePoint,you havea space whereyou candiscussa project and makeannouncements”– Dr.Buddendick,Headof WorkspacePlatformServices,Hilti Corporation 5
    6. 6. Ongoing investments What a difference a decade makes Desktop application for individual project managers Collaborative team work through Project Central Consolidated solution for project and portfolio management Consistency with Office and integration with SharePoint Cloud solution for project and portfolio management
    7. 7. Microsoft Project 2003 Userscouldmanage time,resources, and costs.
    8. 8. Microsoft Project 2007 Userscould understandandcontrol Project-related schedulesandfinances.
    9. 9. Microsoft Project 2010 Userscouldvisually selecttherightmixof resources,enhance teamcollaborationto realize results,connecting teamthroughand doingtasklistand statussynchronization throughSharePoint.
    10. 10. Customers of previous versions want to Get people up to speed with a new solution quickly Familiar experiences across the family of Microsoft products to drive productivitygains Collaboratewith people inside and outside the organization Quickly and effectively share information Easily adjust to changesin plans
    11. 11. Project Professional 2013 MicrosoftProjecthelps toeasilyplanprojects andcollaboratewith othersfromvirtually anywhere. Stayorganizedand keepprojectsontrack withtheonlyproject managementsystem designedtowork seamlesslywithother Microsoftapplications andcloudservices.
    12. 12. Individual Team Choose the Right Tools that Can Evolve with YouFrom individual project managers to an enterprise-grade solution, both on-premises and as a service Complexity Low Medium High Workgroup Collaboration and Reporting Desktopapplicationand the PPMsolution in the cloud Project Managers Project & Portfolio Management Enterprise
    13. 13. Introducing the new Project Easily collaborate with others to quickly start and deliver winning projects
    14. 14. Stay organized Stayorganizedwith simpleandengaging waysto getstarted, quicklyplan,andeasily keepprojectsontrack. Quickly access recent files from multiple locations Search for more templates on Office.com Get started experience for new users
    15. 15. Stay organized See your plan right away with the timeline. Calendar date extended to 2149 Consolidate multiple projects into Master project on SharePoint
    16. 16. Deliver projects successfully Avoidcostly breakdownsin teamworkwith effectivewaysseeand sharethedatatoteam membersand executives. Share and discuss progress with others quickly. Visual Reports - Easily create modern looking reports to share with your team. Only available in Project Professional 2013/Project Pro for Office 365
    17. 17. Deliver projects successfully Team Planner - plan and manage resources Only available in Project Professional 2013/Project Pro for Office 365
    18. 18. Improve everyday collaboration Effectivelytrack status,receivechanges andutilizemoreout-of- the-boxfeaturesthat workseamlesslywith otherMicrosoft applicationsto improve teamcollaboration. Instant message real-time conversations through Lync integration Project Site directly from the Backstage in Project Only available in Project Professional 2013/Project Pro for Office 365
    19. 19. Improve everyday collaboration Effectivelytrackstatus andreceivechanges fromvirtuallyanywhere List synchronization between SharePoint and Project Search SharePoint to find the right information in the right context.
    20. 20. Simplify IT Find apps in the Office Store or SharePoint Store. Distribute or provide access through a corporate app catalog.
    21. 21. Simplify IT Manageinstallation, controlserviceupdates, oradjustsettingswith easeandefficiencyto helpyouandyour teamstayontopof projectsandprograms. A straight forward sign- up experience directly from the web gets you started quickly. Project Online and Project Pro for Office 365 offer 24/7 service and support.
    22. 22. Why Project Pro for Office 365 Fast Start Getusersupandrunning quicklywithapplication streamingtechnology(click- to-run) Simplified IT GetautomaticupdatesandworkasProjectonDemand(usea temporarycopyofProjectonanyPCrunningWindows7or Windows8) License per User Enableuserstoworkfrom thecomputeroftheir choice,upto5PCs Rich integration with other services Benefitfromintegration withOffice365,suchasLync OnlineandSharePoint Online Flexible purchase plans Monthly*orannual payments,flexibilitytosign upusersfortheduration thatfitsbusinessneeds *throughDirectChannelonly Project Pro for Office 365, a service delivered through Office 365 = Project Professional 2013 + service benefits:
    23. 23. Capability Project Standard Project Professional Project Pro for Office 365 Project Server/CAL Project Online Project Online with Project Pro for Office 365 Project scheduling & costing SharePoint task sync Lync presence Project Server sync Enterprise project management Enterprise program management Enterprise portfolio management Enterprise Value Group Policy Volume Activation Terminal Service VDI Subscription Value Click to Run Deployment Version Upgrades SA Only SA Only Project on Demand Transitions rights to Office 365 Updated EA Updated EA License Type Perpetual per Device Perpetual per Device Subscription Per User Perpetual User/Device Subscription Per User Subscription Per User Choose the right product for you
    24. 24. Top reasons to upgrade to Project Professional 2013 Report effectively on project progress and success Powerful,out-of-the-boxreportingtoolsin ProjectdeliveredthroughafamiliarExcel-like experience Discover and share project information ThesocialandsearchcapabilitiesofSharePoint/Office365aredesigned tohelpworkwithaprojectsiteandfacilitateinformationsharingand discussion Improve everyday collaboration Withimprovedlistsynchronization betweenProjectandSharePoint/ Office365,itiseasiertodeliver projectinformation,effectivelytrack statusandreceivechangesfrom virtuallyanywhere Enhance communication within project teams and across WithnewLyncintegration,team memberscanhavereal-time conversationsrightwithinProject Stay in control of project changes Enhancedtoolsfor„what-if‟scenarioplanning helptoseepotentialproblemsandmake changes
    25. 25. Bind execution to strategy* Anticipateand adjust forchangecaused by uncertaintyin projectswith linked dependencies. Avoidcostlyover- allocationsof resourcesshared acrossprojects. Publishproject schedulesand updatesto Project Onlineand Project Server Get thebenefitsof managingprojects in ProjectProfessional 2013 with the advantagesof organization-wide visibility,collaboration, demandmanagement 25 *ProjectProfessional2013/ProjectProforOffice365connectstoProjectServer/ProjectOnlineandoffersallthebenefitsofProjectPortfolioManagementSolution
    26. 26. Business benefits for PMO roles Executives Makemoredata-drivendecisionswith helpofnew reportingtools StayincontrolofITcostswithflexible purchaseoptionsthroughsubscription Ensurethelongtermvalueof IT investments(scalabilityandfuture compatibility) Project Managers Managechangebetter Improvecommunicationinteams Stayincontrolofinformation Effectivelyreport onprojectwork Shareandsearchinformationeasily Team Members Getstartedeasily Reducestressonprojectsusingtoolsthat helpstayorganized Findandaccessinformationthrough familiartools Stayproductivefromvirtuallyanywhere
    27. 27. Upgrade now - support for Project 2003 is endingIt’s time to upgrade—don't wait until the end of support for Project 2003 to get the new Project of your choice (on-premises or in the cloud) Security Risk Compliance Risk Compatibility Issues Lack of Ongoing Updates Complete support, including key security updates to keep you fully compliant Non-security hot fixes Assisted-support options Technical content updates Updated Project tools to help you increase productivity and drive revenue
    28. 28. Next steps Sign up for a trial Learn more Upgrade to Project Professional 2013 / Project Pro for Office 365
    29. 29. Thank you
    30. 30. Project version comparison
    31. 31. Project – 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 comparisonGetting started -- engaging ways to get started and quickly plan projects 2003 2007 2010 2013 Pro for 365 Microsoft Fluent user interface, the Ribbon Contextual right click menus Online help Zoom controls Backstage™ Project templates Identity management plus SkyDrive integration Get started experience for new users Stay organized -- a better way to stay organized and easily keep projects on track 2010 2013 Pro for 365 Custom fields Enhanced copy/paste across Microsoft Office apps Automatic scheduling User-controlled/Manual scheduling Top down summary tasks Placeholder text in Project Fields Active/Inactive Tasks Multiple level undo Budget planning Manage non-working time Gantt chart, calendar, and task sheet views Network diagram view Deadlines Formulas and graphical indicators Group and sort Project data Filtering Auto-complete Add columns
    32. 32. Stay organized -- continued 2003 2007 2010 2013 Pro for 365 Change highlighting Formulas and graphical indicators Baseline rollup Master projects on SharePoint Cross-project Critical Path Calendar date extended to 2149 Resource planning and management 2013 Pro for 365 Work, Generic, and Material Resources Cost resources Team resources Team Planner Resource sheet and usage views Resource leveling Resource substitution Deliver projects successfully -- effective ways to see and share the data you want to precent to team members and executives 2010 2013 Pro for 365 Timeline View Reports Visual Reports - Easily create modern looking reports to share with your team. Compare project versions Task inspector Update progress Task Path PDF/XPS output
    33. 33. Improve everyday collaboration -- track status, receive changes and utilize more out-of-the-box features to improve team collaboration 2003 2007 2010 2013 Pro for 365 Presence with Lync - See at-a-glance if a team member's available, call or IM them from directly within Project.* Create a Project Site - Quickly create a Project Site directly from the Backstage in Project.** Task List Sync to SharePoint** Publish Projects to Project Server/Online Save a file to SharePoint** Simplify IT -- helps you and your team stay on top of projects and programs 2003 2007 2010 Pro for 365 Continuous data back-up*** Click-to-Run - Quickly install the most recent version of Project Pro for Office 365 on your PC. Project On Demand - Project Pro for Office 365 can instantly stream the most up-to-date version of Project to different PCs when you're on the go. Office Store - Find apps in the Office Store to meet unique business needs. All Project Professional 2013 features included in Project Pro for Office 365
    34. 34. Hardware and software requirements Microsoft Project Standard 2013, Project Professional 2013, and Project Pro for Office 365 system requirements Computer and Processor 1 Ghz or greater x86/x64 Processor with SSE2 instruction set Memory 1 GB RAM (32 Bit) / 2 GB RAM (64 Bit) Hard disk 2.0 GB available Operating System Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008R2 or Windows Server 2012 with .Net 3.5 or greater Graphics Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX10 graphics card 1024x576 minimum resolution Browser Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, Firefox 10.x+, Safari 5 (Mac), Chrome 17.x. Other Touch features require a touch enabled Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC Certain functionality may require internet connectivity Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 or later, Microsoft SharePoint Online required for task synchronization Lync required for presence notification
    35. 35. Hardware and software requirements 35 Project Server 2013 requires SharePoint Server 2013 and the Office SQL Server 2008 AMO objects. Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, Firefox 10.x+, Safari 5 (Mac), Chrome 17.x. is required for a Project Server 2013 installation and for client computers that will be using Project Web Access Microsoft Excel Excel 2013, Excel 2010; Project Online: Excel 2013 only SharePoint Server 2013 Edition Project Server 2013 runs as a SharePoint Server 2013 service application. As such, SharePoint Server 2013 is a required prerequisite for Project Server installation. SQL Server SQL Server 2012 (64-bit), SQL Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) (64-bit) Database Engine, Analysis Services, Management tools, Connectivity components, The SQL Server Agent service must be running. To upgrade from a Project Server 2010 environment, Project Server 2013 does not support SQL Server 2005. Windows Server Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (Standard Edition (64-bit), Enterprise Edition (64-bit), Datacenter Edition (64-bit)) Optional Exchange 2007 SP1 or later Team Foundation Server 2010 for Application Lifecycle Management More Information please go here for more information http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee683978(v=office.15)
    36. 36. Project Server version compatibility matrix Project Desktop and Project Server Project Server 2007 Project Server 2010 Project Server 2013 & Project Online Project Professional 2013, Project Pro for Office 365 Not Supported Not Supported Full connectivity Project Professional 2010 Not Supported Full connectivity Not Supported Project Professional 2007 Full connectivity Connectivity to Server in BCM* (Project Professional 2007 SP2 required) Not Supported Installation Requirement Will coexist on the same farm with Will NOT work with Project Server 2013 SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise SharePoint Foundation 2010 Project Server 2010 SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Office SharePoint Server 2007 Project Server and SharePoint Server
    37. 37. © 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.