The new version of Microsoft’s popular project management tool, Project, went on sale for business customers this week, along with its business diagramming software, Visio. Both Project 2010 and Visio 2010, released in connection with the Office 2010 launch, aim to incorporate new collaborative features enabling users to better share and work with colleagues across the Web.
Both also share close ties to SharePoint 2010, a centerpiece of the Office 2010 debut. Project Manager Planet takes a look at Project 2010 and Visio 2010 and what they offer users looking to trade up.
Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled the newest iteration of its Office 2010 productivity suite, including new versions of Project and Visio, the company’s project management and business diagramming applications.
With a number of new enhancements and new links to other Office products, Wednesday’s launches of both Visio 2010 and Project 2010 at a media event in New York are important to Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) strategy and to the products’ longtime users. The company acquired both products through outside acquisitions — Visio in 2000 and Project in 1985 — and their sheer longevity underlines their importance.