Prerequisite: Office 2019 Professional or Office 2019 Professional Plus (not compatible with other Office 2019 products and versions of other vintages)
Why Microsoft Project 2019 Professional
Project Professional in the 2019 version is a tool that handles the full range of project management: Project managers use this software to manage resources such as staff, time and budget and keep track of even very many projects running simultaneously. In addition, projects can be almost unlimited in size. From small tasks to concerns that span several years and are therefore of particular importance. Collaboration on projects of this kind is possible either locally via the network or via the cloud, saving small and large companies time and money while still keeping them up to date on specific projects.
In order to maintain an overview even with a large number of different projects, Microsoft Project Professional 2019 comes with improved portfolio management. With this element of the programme, decision-makers can immediately see which projects are currently running according to plan and where there is a need for improvement. Schedules can be kept track of, budget management provides an overview of monetary resources and managing human resources becomes even easier with this function. Prioritisation provides information on whether the most important projects are progressing as planned or whether the project manager should intervene. First aid through analysis functions and corresponding instructions for action is also available in portfolio management.
In order to manage functions of this kind in larger companies and via the cloud, synchronisation with Project Online and Project Server is possible. Participants in a team can thus immediately synchronise new entries in the project with other employees and are not dependent on taking manual action. In addition, users of Microsoft Project Professional 2019 can integrate Skype for Business directly into the programme. This makes text and video chats or attendance checks possible directly from the software, which also significantly simplifies collaboration on projects. Skype for Business is not an included component and must be purchased separately.
Finance departments in companies can calculate the payroll for team members on a task both on a project basis directly within the software and record other expenses. Employees can also issue legally valid invoices in Microsoft Project Professional 2019 and record work performed in time tables that are provided by templates. Thus, Project Professional 2019 is not only a tool for project management. The software also plays a role in budgeting and financing tasks of any kind, if desired. The integration of business intelligence software further facilitates this process.
Users who have not previously come into contact with Microsoft Project Professional will nevertheless experience the programme’s comprehensive functions immediately – through templates that are included with the software and that allow the creation of even complex projects within a few minutes. These templates can be edited and saved for later use in other projects, so that the creation of business reports for the coming years, for example, does not require a new start, but only a simple change of the year. The vast majority of the predecessor’s functions and also familiar tools can also be found in the 2019 version, which makes it easier for experienced users to switch to the latest version.
Microsoft is only making this edition of Project Professional available to users of Windows 10. Other operating systems are not supported. It is a full licence with no subscription costs, so use is also possible offline 365. Microsoft will provide Project Professional in the 2019 version for at least five years with all updates released during that time. This includes security and feature updates.
- Operating system: Windows 10
- Memory: at least 2 GB RAM
- Hard disk: at least 3 GB available space
- Screen: at least 1,280 * 800 pixel resolution
- Graphics card: DirectX 10 support required for GPU-accelerated interface
- Browser: current versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge
- .NET version: unknown