Discontinued features and modified functionality in Microsoft Project Server 2010

August 9th, 2011 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

Discontinued features and modified functionality in Microsoft Project Server 2010


  • Outlook add-in The Outlook add-in for Project Server is discontinued inProject Server 2010. The existing add-in can still connect toProject Server 2010, but it has not been updated for this release. 
  • Project Server 2010 is integrated with Exchange Server, so that users no longer need to download a separate COM add-in.
  • The timesheet functionality that was present in the Outlook add-in has been discontinued.

Features and functionality that have been discontinued or changed in Microsoft Project Server 2010.

Project Portfolio Server changes

Project Server and Project Portfolio Server are no longer two separate products. Relevant portfolio functionality from Project Portfolio Server is merged into Project Server 2010. The following Project Portfolio Server 2007 features and functionality were discontinued or changed for Project Server 2010:

  • Application portfolio management This includes tracking and managing applications.
  • Audit Trail Workflow activity was previously made available from the Audit Trail link in the Workflow module. In Project Server 2010, this information is available in the Workflow History list, which can be accessed from the Additional Workflow Data link in the All Workflow Stages section.
  • Benefits estimating This includes estimating and tracking financial and non-financial benefits.
  • Organizational hierarchy and aggregates This includes a security-based hierarchical data grouping and aggregation. In Project Server 2010, departments have been added to enable hierarchical data grouping based on organizational structure.
  • Dynamic charting This includes the Chart Wizard, which allows for ad-hoc interactive chart creation, including bubble chart modeling. In Project Server 2010, Excel Services support has been added, providing a new method of dynamic reporting.
  • Financial management This includes time-phased budget, actual, and forecast cost tracking. In Project Server 2010, use custom fields and Excel Services to enable cost functionality for simple estimation, tracking, and forecasting costs. Solutions for more complex estimating, tracking, and forecasting costs are offered by Microsoft partners.
  • Insight analysis This enabled users to get specific details into the factors that impact a specific portfolio selection.
  • Decision dashboard This enabled users to make selection decisions supported by a rich dashboard with live grouping and charting.
  • Sensitivity analysis This enabled users to take a portfolio selection through various what-if scenarios and figure out how close a project was to being selected.
  • Snapshotting and versioning This enabled users to create cost, resource, and benefit snapshots at any given point in time. In Project Server 2010, reporting and baselining can be used to capture data snapshots.
  • Surveys This includes flexible, user-definable survey forms, on subjects related to risk, architectural fit, and operational performance.

Other info:

Configure Project Server 2010 to work with Exchange Server 2007 SP2


This article describes how to configure integration with Exchange Server 2007 SP2, enabling Project Server 2010 users to view Project Server tasks in Microsoft Office Outlook. This functionality replaces the Outlook Add-in task status reporting functionality for non-time–phased tasks that is available in previous versions of Project Server and enables task assignment updates using % complete or total work remaining. These task assignment updates are then auto-submitted to the Task Status Manager when the tasks are updated in the Exchange client.

Activity plans and personal projects included the ability to create and manage activity plans, also known as lightweight projects, and personal projects from within Project Web Access. Instead,Project Server 2010 supports editing any project on the server using a rich, new grid control in Project Web App.


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