We love Project IT Pros. Always in the trenches and getting their hands dirty with the latest technologies and improvements, IT Pros are the engine that keeps many project management offices running. With the release of the new Project, now there are new and improved ways for IT Pros to keep bolting infrastructure into place and tweaking performance levers to deliver high-quality capabilities to their organizations.
To help, we rounded up some of our most popular articles and organized them by common work responsibilities. Here, the focus is on IT Pros, with topics including OData integration, timesheet infrastructure improvements, and great new ways to use SharePoint Designer to deliver ever-better Demand Management solutions. IT Pros, we salute you!
New ways to kick Project into overdrive
OData. Project has something for everyone, and plenty for IT Pros. One thing we think is especially useful is the OData server reporting service we’ve built to retrieve data stored in your instance of PWA or Project Online.
Timesheet improvements. Project 2013 boasts a number of timesheet improvements for administrators and developers which add power to your ability to run projects and get data out of Project Online.
Demand Management. Initial proposals and project ideas are generally referred to as demands, and Demand Management is the process for collecting these demands. It’s a complicated process, but it got a lot easier when we announced Demand Management with SharePoint Designer. Typical demand management phases are create, select, plan, and manage. The planning and management phases are accomplished by the more familiar project management processes by using Project Professional and Project Web App.
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 IT Pros blog feed!
–Mark Sargeant, Product Marketing Manager