Microsoft shook the world of project management when they announced on their blog that they had reached a Release to Manufacturing (RTM) on Project 2013. They have promised Project Professional 2013, Project Standard 2013 and Project Server 2013 to all be available on the Volume Licensing price list on December 1st, with each of these products available to those with Software Assurance in mid-November. Since then there has been an overwhelming amount of information to wade through, so we would like to offer a helping hand in guiding you through the most relevant pieces in preparation for the release.
The biggest upgrade is that all of the software will be through Office 365, which is delivered in the cloud. Microsoft is also boasting better flexibility and scalability to fit your specific business needs.
All indications are that there will be little changes to the features themselves. Those familiar with using Project 2010 will mostly feel comfortable with the day-to-day use and feel of Project 2013 once they become accustomed to using Project in the cloud.
We’ve compiled a set of links for all of the most prevalent information at the time:
Go here for information on how to get started on Project Online. This includes two video tutorials.
Information is coming out quickly as Microsoft distributes software to their certified partners (including ourselves), so be sure to send us any more specific questions you may have so we can post information that is helpful to your particular organization.