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MS Project
Microsoft Project is a project management tool that assists the project managers in managing project schedules, resource assignments, tracking progress, allocating the project budget, tracking the labor effort and generating various reports related to project status.

MS Project Family:
  • MS Project Standard
  • MS Project Professional

MS Project Standard is the desktop tool and it helps us to manage the project plan on the desktop environment. The MS Project Standard version is suitable for those individuals or organizations who are not in a position to build a Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solution or simply lack business justification for it, yet they still need tools for managing projects.

MS Project Professional is the desktop client application for Project Server and it can also work as a desktop tool. MS Project Professional has the extended features to support enterprise project management.

MS Project Latest Version:  MS Project 2007 (Standard/Professional)

MS Project Security Updates - Service Pack(from Microsoft):

   What's New in MS Project 2007

Change HighlightingHighlights all of the values in the project that were changed by the most recent edit.

This makes it much easier for the project manager to determine how changing an assignment affects tasks, dates, costs, or any other value.
Multilevel UndoUnlimited levels of the Undo command (On MS Project 2003, you can perform only one level of undo).
Background Cell HighlightingHighlight important dates or tasks by changing the background color of cells in the table portion of the view.
DeliverablesDeliverables can be tracked without affecting the schedules in the project plan. Deliverables can be linked from related projects to tasks in a project plan.
Project ProposalsProposals feature supports project initiation stage. Workflow approval process can be associated with proposal plans.
Visual ReportsProject data can be exported to Excel and Visio to produce graphs, charts and reports on resource allocation.
Desktop OLAP CubeWith availability of built-in OLAP cubes, custom reports can be generated based on resource/assignment data.
BudgetingBudget can be defined at a program or project level so that the project manager can allocate funds and track costs against the budget.
Task DriversTask Drivers feature helps in recognize the many possible schedule settings that affect your tasks.
Activity PlansOn going maintenance/Operational activities can be tracked by using Activity plans.
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