Want to know what’s ahead with Microsoft Project 2016? Microsoft revealed some interesting new features coming to its desktop client within the next year. These upcoming features are coming to Project Professional and Project Online over the next few months; features that will ultimately be available in Project Professional 2016 and Project Server 2016.
More flexible timelines
With Project 2016, not only can you leverage multiple timelines to illustrate different phases or categories of work, but you can also set the start and end dates for each timeline separately, to paint a clearer overall picture of the work involved.
Better control over resource scheduling
Some resources have limited availability, and may have their time scheduled by a resource manager. With Project Professional 2016 and Project Online, project managers and resource managers can negotiate an agreement, called a resource engagement, to make sure that resources are being used appropriately and effectively throughout your organization.
Do things quickly with Tell Me
You’ll notice a text box on the ribbon in Project 2016 that says Tell me what you want to do. This is a text field where you can enter words and phrases related to what you want to do next and quickly get to features you want to use or actions you want to perform. You can also choose to get help related to what you’re looking for.
New themes for Project
There are now three Office themes that you can apply to Project 2016: Colorful, Dark Gray, and White. To access these themes, go to File > Options > General, and then click the drop down menu next to Office Theme.
Microsoft Project Professional 2016 Features
Get started quickly and deliver winning projects.
Keep your projects organized
Take advantage of flexible features that help you get started and make you more efficient and productive.
Easily create modern reports to measure progress and communicate project details effectively with your team and stakeholders.
Product download occurs on Office.com. Details about the download process are listed below.
Microsoft Project Professional 2016 System Requirements
|Processor||1 gigahertz (Ghz) or faster x86 or x64-bit processor with SSE2|
|Operating System||Windows 7 or later, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012|
|Memory||1 GB RAM (32 bit); 2 GB RAM (64 bit)|
|Hard Disk Space||3.0 GB available disk space|
|Graphics||Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card|
|Multi-touch||A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that the new touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8 or later.|
|Additional Requirements||Internet functionality requires Internet connection.|