Microsoft releases Project 2000

Microsoft Corporation announced the immediate availability of Project 2000, the latest version of the company's popular project management software. Released in tandem with a Web-based companion site dubbed Project Central, Microsoft Project 2000 is the most eagerly awaited version of the product ever, with over 500,000 copies distributed via CD during the beta period. Microsoft says that there are over 5 million Project users worldwide.

"Microsoft Project 2000 and Microsoft Project Central represent the culmination of an extensive customer-driven design process that included input from customers of all sizes," says Todd Warren, the general manager of Microsoft Project. "These customers told us that we needed to make the product more usable for entire organizations, allowing everyone from individual contributors to the president of the company to get involved in project management: We have delivered on that."

If you're interested in evaluating Microsoft Project 2000, the company has issued a 60-day trial version that you can order from the Web for about $7 to $10, depending on the method of shipping. For more information, please visit the Microsoft Project Web site

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