At the NetWorld+Interop 2002 trade show this morning, Microsoft announced that it has released Project 2002 to manufacturing. The company has extensively updated and restructured Project 2002 into a new product family, which will become publicly available in June, the company says.
"We're excited to report that Microsoft Project 2002 code is now final, and we are set to deliver a complete project and resource management solution for our enterprise customers," said Chris Capossela, general manager of the Microsoft Project business unit. "We believe that Microsoft Project 2002 will enable organizations to make project management a critical business application throughout their enterprise."
The Microsoft Project 2002 product family includes Project 2002 Standard, Project 2002 Professional, and Project 2002 Server. All the products include dynamic task scheduling; improved charts, calendars, and task sheets; a new Project Guide; an Office XP-style UI with task panes and Smart Tags; better integration with other Microsoft Office family products; and new resource pooling, leveling, and availability tools. Project 2002 Professional and Project 2002 Server add other unique features such as Web-based Project views, timesheets and status information; email notifications; a document library; load balancing and clustering; and more.
For more information, visit the Microsoft Project Web site.