Today we are excited to announce the availability of Project Server 2016 IT Preview. We have worked very hard over the past three years to bring you the latest and greatest innovations to Project Online and incorporate feedback from customers into Project Server 2016. Project Server 2016 IT Preview provides an initial view of what is to come.
Evolution of resource management
Based on your feedback we have invested heavily in Resource Engagements that facilitate coordination and commitments between project managers and resources managers. Resource Engagements help align project managers and resource managers on the amount of work and the time period associated with a project. More information can be found at this blog post.
IT setup and infrastructure improvements
While running Project Online, we have made many infrastructure improvements, which we have included in Project Server 2016 IT Preview. These changes include the removal of the Project database, with all of the data being migrated into the content database. All the performance and scale improvements that we have made to Project Online are now yours to deploy. More information can be found here.
Project Server 2016 IT Preview installer is fully integrated into SharePoint 2016; there is no longer a separate installer that needs to be run on each server in the farm.
Try it out and share your feedback
You can download Project Server 2016 IT Preview (built into SharePoint 2016 IT Preview) today via the Microsoft Download Center and share feedback directly with our engineering teams through the new SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview forum.
We would love to hear your feedback and will incorporate it to make the best Project Server 2016 ever!