The Project Portfolio Dashboard apps announced last fall are now available in the Apple and Office app stores! These apps come pre-configured with powerful dashboards allowing business leaders, portfolio managers and project managers to gain insights into areas such as resource utilization, project portfolio performance, costs, active risks/issues and key milestones.
We are excited to announce availability of Project 2016. This release includes significant updates to Project Professional, Project Pro for Office 365 and Project Online. Project 2016 delivers on some of the most requested capabilities: Resource Engagements and Resource Capacity Planning. Supporting these key capabilities are enhancements such as new Resource Plans, Capacity heat maps and a brand new experience for resource managers.
Four months ago, we announced the acquisition of Wunderlist. Last week, we announced the preview of Office 365 Planner and today, we are thrilled to announce that we are acquiring several apps and add-ins for Project Online from our partners—Sensei Project Solutions, Inc. and Projectum Aps—to significantly accelerate delivering on our vision of unified work and project and portfolio management (PPM) across platforms and devices.
Today we are excited to announce the availability of the 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—our project and portfolio management solution in the cloud—and incorporate feedback from customers into Project Server 2016. Project Server 2016 IT Preview provides an initial view of what’s to come.
With Project Server 2013 and Project Online, we replaced our server-side scheduling engine with the Project Calculation Service (PCS), bringing the power of the Project Professional scheduling engine to the browser. To continue unifying our scheduling and extensibility platforms, the legacy server-side scheduling engine will be fully removed from Project Server 2016 and Project Online, along with the Project class methods of the PSI. CSOM is the future of PWA…
In listening to your feedback, we’ve learned that resource managers and project managers find it challenging to agree on and assign resources for specific projects and tasks. With no clear way to track who is working where, who is over-allocated—and with crossed lines of communication, things can start to break down. —Read on to see how we addressed these challenges in the next update of Project.
To provide a delightful user experience and better support the scale at which some of our largest customers operate, we have started to roll out performance enhancements to Project Online tenants worldwide. While some of these changes will be visually evident to the user, others could be more latent.