Project managers can do their best work when life is easy for their team members. With the release of the new Project, now there are new and improved ways for team members to do their part in keeping the project on track with minimal process friction. To help, we rounded up some of our most popular articles and organized them by common work responsibilities. Here, the focus is on team members, with topics including consolidated task management, quick collaboration, and streamlined time tracking–which should put a smile on everyone’s face.
Tools to simplify your life
All your tasks in one place. On average, people work on 5 to 7 projects at a time. Rather than drilling into individual projects or SharePoint sites to see your assignments, now there’s a new feature called My Tasks under the Newsfeed Hub to help you get a handle on what’s around the bend.
Browser Compatibility. We listen to lots of customer feedback, and one top request was to make sure Project Online works in a wide range of web browsers. So that our users can access Project Online from anywhere, we expanded our browser support in Project to match the same set of browsers and devices that SharePoint supports.
Instant collaboration with Lync integration. Project Professional and Project Online now allow you to instant message, make voice and video calls, or send email with one click using Lync in the most common project views. This makes getting quick answers from other team members easier than ever.
Improvements to timesheets. We realize that one of the most tedious, and yet common, tasks that many users have to complete using Project Online is filling out a time card. To help ease the pain and make it faster for you to get back to your actual work, we’ve made some changes to streamline timesheets. .
Exchange integration. If you live in Outlook, it’s good to have your assignments and tasks in Exchange so you can see and edit them in your favorite Exchange client–Outlook, Outlook Web App, or your mobile phone–even when you are offline.
Tell us what you think
Let us know in the comments what you think of the new Project and how you’re putting it to work for you, as well as any tips or tricks you’ve learned along the way. And don’t forget to follow our Project for Team Members blog feed!
–Mark Sargeant, Product Marketing Manager