MS Project 2010 choosing right edition(SKU)


Project 2010 builds on the Project 2007 foundation and represents the next generation of the Microsoft Project family of products. It consists of Microsoft Project Standard 2010, Microsoft Project Professional 2010, and Microsoft Project Server 2010. Microsoft Project 2010 combines powerful business collaboration with advanced planning and execution capabilities to deliver flexible and easy to use work management solutions spanning simple tasks to complex projects and programs.

Microsoft Project Standard 2010 provides an intuitive and easier way to complete everyday projects and is targeted towards individual and freelance project managers.

Microsoft Project Professional 2010 provides an intuitive and easier way to complete everyday projects with sophisticated resource management, collaboration and planning capabilities and is targeted towards small to mid size teams and provides the SharePoint integrated mode for online PM activities.

Microsoft Project Server 2010 provides unified project and portfolio management capabilities to help ensure organizations select and deliver the right projects; gain greater visibility and control of resources, leading to improved productivity and business performance. This product is only available in 64 bit and requires SharePoint 2010 and thus makes a complete solution known as EPM (Enterprise Project Management) and as per its name it is targeted towards Enterprises engaged in Project & Portfolio Management.

Features Difference between Windows 7 Starter & Windows 7 Home Basic

Many people often find their self a little bit confusing when it comes to make decision for buying a Windows 7 edition for their Home PC, Notebook or Netbook. The two basic options which You get as a Home User are either to opt for Windows 7 Starter or Windows7 Home Basic (Note: Home Basic is only for Emerging Markets (EM).

They key feature difference between these two editions is as follows in the following table. As you tend to go for a more costly edition of Windows 7 like Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise/Ultimate obviously you tend to pay more and the variation you get is increase of features so while making such a purchase you need to understand the feature set and choose which edition suits you.

Have a look at the feature comparison betwen Starter and Basic SKU of Windows 7