Today, the Office Division announced additional details of the upcoming Service Pack 1 (SP1) here. Service Pack 1 is on track for release at the end of June 2011. It will be available for all of the Office 2010 applications, including Microsoft Project Standard 2010, Microsoft Project Professional 2010 and Microsoft Project Server 2010.
It was about a year ago that we announced that Project 2010 had launched. A number of customers jumped right onto Project 2010 and have shared their experiences here. Since the release we’ve received tons of feedback on everyone’s experiences with Project 2010 through a variety of channels – events, this blog, forums, etc. To everyone who provided positive feedback, that’s great. We’re really excited that you are enjoying 2010 and that it is making you and your company more productive. To those of you who provided more constructive feedback, a big thanks to you. This feedback really helps us to improve the product and we funneled a number of your requests into SP1.
In total, we fixed over 200 issues in SP1 for Project and Project Server. Additionally SP1 is a rollup of all the fixes we’ve previously shipped meaning it contains all of the cumulative updates that have been released to date. I’d like to highlight four of the bigger fixes we made that have all been highly requested by you. In the coming days, we will post additional details on each of these.
Additionally, join us on July 6th for a webcast that covers SP1. We’ll be posting additional information about this on our webcast channel.
And as always, for more information on Project visit www.microsoft.com/project
Ludovic Hauduc – General Manager – Microsoft Project Business Unit
A lot of exciting things happening in the world of Microsoft Project! It’s been a year since we launched and we’re seeing great customer and partner momentum with Microsoft Project 2010! I thought I would share just a few of the recent exciting news for Project 2010: SP1 for Project desktop and Project Server will release at the end of June 2011. You can find more detailed information on the team blog. Beyond fixes, we’re shipping enhancements that include: Multi-Browser Support for time entry in Project Web App Improved synchronization of Project tasks to a SharePoint task list on-premises or in Office 365 Time-phased support for manually scheduled tasks Improvements to project scheduling in Project Web App eWeek Microsoft Project 2010 Top 10 Features. This is great to see as it highlights features across Project 2010 desktop and Project Server 2010! You can check it out at http://bit.ly/lpQVIY . New Project 2010 Podcast on PMI. There is a great new podcast on the Project Management Institute’s Knowledge Center site . Margaret Loosemore, a Senior Product Manager on my team, gives an overview of all the great new features in Project 2010. I highly recommend checking it out here . Microsoft Project for the Masses. A must-read whitepaper written by Innovative-e that outlines how project management can be effectively implemented without the need for complex configuration and/or processes for specific scenarios. It includes a great whitepaper and other great artifacts like videos, templates, etc. You can download from www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx . Microsoft Project Conference 2012 on March 19-22, 2012. If there’s one event you have to go to, it’s next year’s Project Conference 2012! The entire team is looking forward to this event where you’ll have an opportunity to meet the team in Redmond, the greater Project customer and partner community and share best practices. Phoenix in March is also a nice touch… nice, warm weather! While registration is not open just yet (it will be soon), you can get on the mailing list at www.msprojectconference.com . If you’re a partner looking for sponsorship activities, shoot me a note.