Microsoft Project Server 2013
Managing Projects and Portfolios
Blue Book Gets New Name!
After ten years in the market, the “blue book” changes its moniker to Microsoft Project Server 2013 Managing Projects and Portfolios to reflect the new direction
for this book and the software. Not only does it cover the objective domain for the Microsoft Certified Professional Exam 74-344, it also reflects a new capabilities
emphasis driven by Project Online, Microsoft’s Project Server in the cloud.
After presenting you with a big picture overview of “the new Project Server,” you dive right into the topics of most interest to portfolio managers, executives,
man-agers and senior project managers. In fact, you can think of the first five modules of the book as portfolio management essentials. You learn all of the fundamental
functionality to implement and support ideation, demand and capacity management, portfolio analyses and project governance. After you are fully primed for portfolio management,
the book provides everything a project manager needs to know to be effective managing enterprise projects using Microsoft Project Server 2013.
Two Other Must-Have Books for Microsoft Project 2013 and Project Server 2013 Professionals
Implementing and Administering Microsoft Project Server 2013 includes a foreword by Chris Crane, Director of Microsoft Project
& Visio Marketing, who introduces Microsoft’s vision for its latest version of its PPM platform. The book takes a deep dive into
new capabilities such as creating idea management and project intake and governance workflows, configuring and using workflows for portfolio
analysis, and explores new lightweight project management configuration opportunities. These are just some of the compelling new Project Server 2013
capabilities. This book applies to both Project Online and on-premises implementations of Microsoft Project Server 2013.
What’s New Microsoft Project 2013 is a concise update on new features only. “We created this book for experienced users and it is a perfect companion for the orange book,”
commented Dale Howard. “Microsoft Project 2013 offers a set of new and powerful features that make your job easier. What’s New Microsoft Project 2013 gets you up to speed
quickly. I guarantee you will love the new dashboard reports feature that allows you to create reports that include Excel charts and Word tables. Download the sample files,
work through the hands-on exercises and you will master it in no time.”