Today, the Office Division announced additional details of the upcoming Service Pack 1 (SP1) here. Service Pack 1 is on track for release at the end of June 2011. It will be available for all of the Office 2010 applications, including Microsoft Project Standard 2010, Microsoft Project Professional 2010 and Microsoft Project Server 2010.
It was about a year ago that we announced that Project 2010 had launched. A number of customers jumped right onto Project 2010 and have shared their experiences here. Since the release we’ve received tons of feedback on everyone’s experiences with Project 2010 through a variety of channels – events, this blog, forums, etc. To everyone who provided positive feedback, that’s great. We’re really excited that you are enjoying 2010 and that it is making you and your company more productive. To those of you who provided more constructive feedback, a big thanks to you. This feedback really helps us to improve the product and we funneled a number of your requests into SP1.
In total, we fixed over 200 issues in SP1 for Project and Project Server. Additionally SP1 is a rollup of all the fixes we’ve previously shipped meaning it contains all of the cumulative updates that have been released to date. I’d like to highlight four of the bigger fixes we made that have all been highly requested by you. In the coming days, we will post additional details on each of these.
- Multi-Browser Support for time entry in Project Web App – Post on 5/17
- With SP1, Project Web App pages needed by team members to submit task status and timesheets are supported on FireFox, Safari, and Chrome.
- Enhancements to sync’ing Project tasks to a SharePoint task list – Post on 5/18
- SharePoint task list sync now also supports auto scheduled tasks in addition to manually scheduled tasks
- Time-phased support for manually scheduled tasks – Post on 5/19
- You can now edit time-phased data for manually scheduled tasks in Project and Project Server.
- Improvements to project scheduling in Project Web App – Post on 5/20
- You can now edit project plans that contain fixed work and effort driven tasks in Project Web App.
Additionally, join us on July 6th for a webcast that covers SP1. We’ll be posting additional information about this on our webcast channel.
And as always, for more information on Project visit www.microsoft.com/project
Ludovic Hauduc – General Manager – Microsoft Project Business Unit