Upgrade To Microsoft® Project 2010
When Microsoft introduced Project Professional 2007, a majority of project managers and teams were elated at the ability to manage and track various projects, schedules, finances and the ease at which it could integrate with different Office applications. The new version offers the Ribbon that replaces the menu and toolbar, better viewing options, user controlled scheduling, easier ways to collaborate and compatibility with the previous versions. Indeed with these new features it is a time to make a switch.
Discussed here are the tips to upgrade from Microsoft Project 2007 to Microsoft Project 2010, and what to have in mind before and while upgrading.
- Planning for an upgrade
- What to keep in mind
Different options are available to upgrade to the newer version of the application. If already running version 2007, you can make use of the in-place upgrade. This approach enables you to set up the application in the same storage memory as the previous install. The contents and the settings can then be moved into the server as a piece of a single procedure. This benefits the user in terms of, the upgrade is done on the same computer, form settings are maintained with the upgrade, and customization options are still made available after the entire process. The other option that can be used is database-attach upgrade that involves restoration of the previous copies of the old software to the new installation. The database form points are backed and moved to an SQL server and in when the user connects from the new application, the databases are upgraded automatically.
Planning for an upgrade
The following will come in handy when the user is planning to migrate to a new application adaptation. A review of the user’s system requirements to make certain that the current environment can be upgraded. Moreover, generate a plan to organize and relay with the related users of the system i.e. team and users.
The software version being upgraded from ought to be on a Windows Server 2008 platform as the system operating software. The new application runs a 64-bit application and needs to be set on the Windows Server 2008 64 bit or with service pack 2. In addition, it is worth noting that with the new installation, the previous program is rendered eternally out of use. Just in case unforeseeable event does take place ensure that you have made a backup that can be used to revert back.
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