Starting now, Microsoft will provide the new service to customers with a Project Online Subscription. Customers were notified of this in their Office 365 Message Center.
Preceding, first insights were given at the in-house Inspire technology conference. In addition to announcements from the project scene, this year’s Inspire conference, which was held in July, focused on the issue of collaboration. In the future, the task management tool Microsoft Planner, the communication hub Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Project will be combined under the more general term Work Management.
Campana & Schott also uses Microsoft applications and looks forward to the innovations for the year 2019. No wonder: Over the last 20 years, Microsoft Project has become one of the most popular project management tools. An overview of the most important innovations is included below.
Simplified planning: The new Project Service
At the conference, Microsoft strategists presented the update for the new Project. It is expected that the first release of this completely revised Cloud service will be issued in the second half of 2019; it concentrates on a radically simpler planning approach in the web browser.
With this product, Microsoft is targeting users who find the current Microsoft Project too big, and the Microsoft Planner too limited. The new Project is suitable for users who work with Planner's Kanban elements and also want to use Gantt Charts, project structures and simple resource planning. This new direction will appeal particularly to users working in sales, marketing and recruiting. Other modules for cost management, resource management and time recording will be added later on.