Manage projects effectively
- Excellent interface
- improved usability
- Automated graph creation
- Good integration with Office
- Still complex
The trial version for Microsoft Project 2010 is no longer available. You can download a free trial of Microsoft Project 2013 instead.
Microsoft Project Professional is a powerful application for managing projects, from company processes to wedding planning. It's designed to aid you in resource collaboration.
Featuring the new Office Ribbon Interface, Microsoft Project Professional is now much easier to navigate. There is an excellent timeline view that makes organizing the execution of even complicated and long projects much easier. The compatibility from other Office apps is also much improved, meaning you can quickly copy paste into Microsoft Project Professional while retaining your formatting.
Microsoft Project Professional allows you to manage a team of people on a project with a really visual resource view that allows you to easily see who is available and when. Creating tables, adding columns and so on is much easier now, and there are some great data mining tools.
For new users there are wizards to get your project plan up and running. Setting projects up is still a long process, but it's not difficult. Once you start, Microsoft Project Professional is full of automated aspects that make life much easier. Graphs, calculations and reports can all be automated.
When you add in integration with the Office suite, Microsoft Project Professional really is the finished product, a great application for creating workflows and plans for projects of all sizes.