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July, 2011

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    Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year 2011 winner and finalists!


    At the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Los Angeles we are announcing the Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year 2011 winner and finalists!

    We want to take the opportunity to recognize just a few of the wonderful Microsoft Project Partners that help our customers implement, maintain, use and build applications on Project 2010 and Project Server 2010.

    Congratulations to PTC!

    First of all, congratulations to the Project and Portfolio Management Partner of the Year 2011, PTC!  PTC is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing software companies delivering a complete portfolio of integral Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions to over 25,000 customers in the Industrial, High Tech, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Consumer, and Medical Device industries.

    Assessing the future opportunity of the Project and Portfolio Management market, PTC addresses key customer business needs for aligning resources and investments with business priorities, gaining control across all types of work, visualizing performance while offering industry leading collaboration capabilities.

    PTC Windchill PPMLink tightly integrates with Microsoft Project Server 2010 resulting in combined portfolio analysis, resource management and project management with a program & portfolio metrics engine that aggregates traditional KPIs.

    “PTC continues to develop technologies that leverage the Microsoft technology platform, including Windchill PPMLink™, Windchill SocialLink™ and Windchill Webparts™ for SharePoint said Jane Wachutka, divisional vice president, Windchill product group, PTC.  “PTC is the only PLM software provider to receive this award, demonstrating the years of research, development and commitment to deliver PLM software on the Microsoft SharePoint platform. 

    PTC is working closely with some of Microsoft’s top Gold Project and Portfolio Management Partners on worldwide implementations to manufacturing customers!


    Congratulations to our finalists SharkPro Software Corporation and The Project Group (TPG).

    SharkPro Software Corporation developed a highly innovative approach to adopt Project Server 2010 through “ready-to-go” rapid installation and configuration with built-in roles, dashboards, project templates, workflows, workspaces, and reports.

    The Project Group (TPG) traditionally known in the Project Server and SAP integration space built and delivered Project Management Control System for the construction industry based on Project Server 2010. The system seamlessly integrates with SAP, competitive Project Management system and surfaces data and processes through SharePoint 2010.

    What is the PPM award?

    Every year we give this award to innovative and breakthrough solutions on Microsoft Project Server. No surprise was the continued PPM Partner growth, and we experienced double the submissions compared to last year which was double from the year before! Each submission is read in its entirety and judged by three (3) qualified judges focusing on depth and breadth of the solutions!  Speaking for all of the judges and the WW Project Product Marketing Team, we would like to offer our BIG thanks to everyone who nominated Project 2010 solutions!

    Join the celebration at WPC!

    The Project presence for WPC 2011 is growing  as previously reported agenda here

    Our former and new PPM Partner of the Year winners and finalists will be presenting in the Business Productivity booth on the Expo Floor.  Also throughout the WPC week, some of these Partners are presenting their solutions and offerings to other partners in private meeting spaces on the second floor meeting rooms – details here.



    Jan Kalis
    World-wide PPM Partner Lead, Technical Product Manager | Microsoft Project

  • Microsoft Project 2010

    We Won an Award


    2cI was in San Francisco recently to receive an award on behalf of the Project team from the Project Management Institute College Of Scheduling (PMICOS), the award presentation was happening in the context of the PMICOS Conference taking place this week.

    It’s great that Microsoft Project got recognized as having “significantly contributed to the project management scheduling profession” among a crowd who until recently was more inclined to lean towards traditional players such as Primavera, Artemis, Planview and the likes. In fact, Microsoft was the only PPM software vendor to be recognized this year, the other nominees being practitioners of the profession. It was also great to see Microsoft receive the highest rating possible in the recently released Gartner Project and Portfolio Applications MarketScope.

    On behalf of the Project Team, we are very grateful for the recognition, just another small indication of the impact Project and its millions of users have in the project management industry and the continued growth and momentum we’ve seen in recent years.

    Here’s a picture of the actual award.


  • Microsoft Project 2010

    Project Solution Spotlight and redesign of the Solutions page!



    We are pleased to announce newly redesigned Solutions Page that is highlighting the key solutions built on Microsoft Project 2010 - including:

    Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

    Integrating PPM and Application Development processes helps to improve visibility across projects throughout their life cycle. It ensures project managers and developers can follow their own methodologies supported by different productivity tools, while remaining seamlessly connected with each other.

    Application Portfolio Management (APM)

    Gain control, reduce costs, transform your application portfolio and link your business strategy to your application management strategy.

    Capital Planning & Investment Control (CPIC)

    Powerful collaborative and analytical tools that provide consistent and visible decision-making capabilities for managing investments from launch to conclusion.

    Financial Management and Earned Value

    Driven by challenging economic times and enhanced compliance requirements, financial management has become a priority for organizations investing in project and portfolio management best practices.

    Hosting / On-Demand Solutions

    Unleash the power of Microsoft Project Server 2010 with a browser-based hosted solution.

    Innovation Process Management (IPM)

    Innovation Process Management (IPM) enables organizations to foster innovation by capturing, evaluating, and developing ideas to drive growth and profitability, and to increase competitiveness.

    Line of Business Integration

    Seamlessly integrate Microsoft Project and Portfolio Management solution with different applications and systems in order to automate business processes.

    Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) / New Product Development (NPD)

    Emerging as a strategic driver of business value, PLM helps manufacturers tackle complex processes and synchronize the efforts of distributed teams to consistently create the best possible products, capture greater market share and increase customer satisfaction.

    Project and Portfolio Management PPM/EPM

    Project and Portfolio Management helps organizations gain visibility and control across all work, enhancing decision-making, improving alignment with business strategy, maximizing resource utilization, and enhancing project execution to optimize ROI.

    Project Professional 2010

    Microsoft Project Professional 2010 gives you a powerful, visually enhanced way to effectively manage a wide range of projects and programs. It is also a powerful platform for extensions that address specific business needs.

    For those that would like to see a list of solutions by product - the “Solution By Product” section links directly to PinPoint – a Microsoft directory of Partner companies and their offerings – and lists registered solutions in PinPoint by product. (Any partner with valid PinPoint profile can register their solutions and align them with Project 2010 products directly in PinPoint.)


    Jan Kalis
    World-wide PPM Partner Lead, Technical Product Manager | Microsoft Project

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