Track progress: Detailed techniques

In this chapter from Microsoft Project 2016 Step by Step, learn how to properly track actual work against the original plan to identify variance—and adjust plan when necessary.


Microsoft Office books and ebooks lineup

Here is the lineup of Microsoft Office titles from Microsoft Press. We offer reference and training for core skills, as well as Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) study guides. Check out all Microsoft Office titles or view them by topic below. Access                        Excel    …


Sale: 30% off selected Windows and Office titles at Barnes & Noble

Visit your local Barnes & Noble store or shop online to save 30%* off these selected titles from Microsoft Press. Sale ends soon. To locate your nearest store, click on the Store Locator link.   *Note – 30% is the discount in stores. Savings could be greater online at


New book: Microsoft Project 2013 Plain & Simple

  Purchaseat The Microsoft Press Store Microsoft Project 2013 Plain & Simple is available for purchase. Get the full-color, visual guide that makes learning Microsoft Project 2013 plain and simple! Follow the book’s easy steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to learn the simplest ways to effectively manage all your projects. Here’s WHAT you’ll…


New book: Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step

Great news! Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step, by Carl Chatfield and Timothy Johnson is now available for purchase. Experience learning made easy—and quickly teach yourself how to manage the complete project life cycle with Project 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace—building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need…

RTM’d today: Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step

We’re happy to announce that Microsoft Project 2013 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735669116), by Carl Chatfield and Tim Johnson, has shipped to the printer. Carl and Tim have delivered a book that teaches you not only how to use Project 2013, but also the basics of project management. Please download and enjoy two free sample…


New book: Microsoft Project 2010 Inside Out

We’re excited to announce that Teresa Stover’s Microsoft Project 2010 Inside Out  (ISBN 9780735626874; 1320 pages) is now available for purchase!   In today’s post, please enjoy the complete Chapter 5, “Scheduling Tasks Manually or Automatically.” New in Microsoft Project 2010 is the ability to choose whether a task is scheduled manually or automatically. By default,…