Microsoft Project 2010 Standard Features
More Organization in Your Software and Your Projects
For Microsoft Project 2010 Standard to improve the efficiency of your projects, it has to be able to improve the efficiency of its tools. That means, this edition specializes in making it easier to work with the Project program, while also making it easier to take on all the tasks required of project managers.
Some of the most crucial features that help achieve these goals include:
Benefit from a significant user interface upgrades: The first thing that any new user notices about Microsoft Project 2010 Standard is the user interface. It’s clean, attractive, and most important of all, easy to navigate. That is partly because of the removal of the unsightly Office button, but it’s much more about the improvements made to the Ribbon and the new Backstage View. The Ribbon is now better organized, with icons that stand out and are easy to work with. Backstage View comes with all your most essential document commands, such as Save and Print, plus new and improved ones, such as Print Preview, Share, and more.
Work more productively with more templates and more tools: A lot of the focus in Microsoft Project 2010 Standard is on making the lives of project managers easier. That’s why there are such stellar templates included, which allow project planning to get off the ground in an instant. There are also new tools that make it easier to collaborate with others on projects. You can also more easily share your projects with new PDF and XPS export options.
See a broader scope of the project with Timeline View: Perhaps the most important new tool found in Microsoft Project 2010 Standard is the Timeline View. This allows managers to see the project as a whole across the whole span of time it is running. This sits above your other views, informing the entire overview of the project. Tasks can easily be added.
Save time with automated solutions: Another way Microsoft Project 2010 Standard saves you time is through new automation tools. These new automation tools include automatic text wrapping, automatic reformatting with copy/paste, data reformatting after it is added, and a task inspector that automatically takes action when resources are over-allocated. With Microsoft Project 2010 Standard, the program does a lot of the hard work for you.
Be more exact with your scheduling: Work off your schedule, not Project’s with User-Controlled Scheduling. With this tool, you have far more say over when projects begin, when they end, and the duration of different tasks.