Microsoft Project Server 2010 enables medium-sized and large organizations to better manage projects and project portfolios, collaborate across the entire enterprise, and effectively analyze and report on both projects and programs. Project Server 2010 is accessed via its clients, Project Professional and Project Web Access.
Project Server 2010 is the successor to Project Server 2007, but it also integrates many of the features of Project Portfolio Server, which is no longer available. Project Server 2010's portfolio management features allow organizations to identify, select, manage, and deliver portfolios of projects, programs, and software applications (collectively known as investments) that align with their strategy.
A new demand management module captures all work in a centralized repository, allowing organizations to develop and deploy effective governance workflows in order to manage project investments throughout their life cycle and to drive accountability and control. When Project Server is used with its web client, Project Web Access, users have a simple Web interface to access a range of functions like timesheets, proposals, projects, programs, and activity plans.
Project Server 2010 also adds the Fluent user interface, which simplifies navigation by replacing menus and toolbars with a set of task-based tabs known as the Ribbon.
Project Server 2010 is built on SharePoint Server 2010 and is designed for use with SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise and Project Professional 2010 as part of the Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solution. The EPM solution is suited for organizations that need strong coordination and standardization between projects and project managers, centralized resource management, or higher-level reporting for projects and resources.
This product includes a server license. Each user or device that accesses Project Server must have a Project Server user or device client access license (CAL), whether the access is through Project or through Project Web Access, the Project Server web client.
64-Bit Only: Project Server 2010 requires 64-bit hardware and a 64-bit operating system.
Acquiring the Installation Media and License Key: Installing this product requires installation media and a license key. Installation media will be shipped to you free of charge.
The license allows you to use the installation media to install the product on as many computers as you have received donations for. This quantity is specified in the donation email sent to your organization email address after your eligibility has been verified and your administrative fee has been received. A separate email will give you information about obtaining your license key.
Software Assurance: Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.
- 3-GHz (or higher) 64-bit dual core processor
- 4 GB RAM for standalone installation, 6 GB recommended; 8 GB required for server farm deployment)
- 80 GB available hard-disk space
- 1024x768-pixel (or higher) display
- DVD drive
- Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, or Web with SP2 (64-bit only); Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, or Web (64-bit only)
- SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise
- Internet Explorer 7.0 or 8.0
- For server farm installation:
- SQL Server 2005 with SP3 or later (64-bit only); SQL Server 2008 with SP1 and Cumulative Update 2 (CU2), CU5, or later (64-bit only); SQL Server 2008 R2 (64-bit only)
- SQL Server 2005/2008 Management Objects
- Excel 2007/2010 or later
- For Exchange integration — Exchange Server 2007 with SP1 or later
- For some advanced features — Team Foundation Server 2010 for Application Lifecycle Management
- Windows XP with SP2 or later; Windows Server 2003 with SP1 or later
- For Project Web Access — Internet Explorer 7.0 or 8.0
- For Project Professional client connectivity — Project Professional 2007/2010