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Purchasing License for Project Professional 2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am planning to purchase a license for Project Professional 2010 from our supplier and they have just told me that to get Project Professional 2010, i will also need to Purchase Project Server 2010 aswell.

    What i want to know is that, we don't need to use Project Server. Do we still need to purchase it?

    I don't understand microsoft licensing that well but if any of you do, please assist.

    Thanks

    Thursday, September 6, 2012 12:37 AM

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  • KUROHOSHI --
     
    No, you most definitely DO NOT need to purchase Project Server 2010 as well.  Your supplier is either trying to screw you, or you vendor is badly misinformed!  Maybe it�??s time to seek out another vendor.  Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Thursday, September 6, 2012 1:05 AM
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  •  

    In addition to Dale's excellent advice, I think if you are not planning to use Project Server at all in the future, you don’t have to buy Project Professional, you can go with Project Standard.

    Dale,

    Does that make sense?


    Hrishi Deshpande – Senior Consultant DeltaBahn
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    Thursday, September 6, 2012 1:21 AM
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  • Hrishi --
     
    I personally recommend purchasing the Professional version to get a couple of the new features not included in the Standard version, which are the Inactivate Tasks feature and the Team Planner view.  Hope this helps.
     

    Dale A. Howard [MVP]
    VP of Educational Services
    msProjectExperts
    http://www.msprojectexperts.com
    http://www.projectserverexperts.com
    "We write the books on Project Server"

    Thursday, September 6, 2012 11:51 AM
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  • Don't forget SharePoint Integration in Project Professional.

    With Kind Regards,

    Robin Kruithof


    Technical Consultant EPM

    Friday, September 7, 2012 5:50 PM
  • It is possible that what they mean is that if you buy a seat of Project Pro 2010 you GET a Project Server 2010 CAL.

    The team planner, Inactive tasks and SharePoint integration make Pro a finer product to be sure even without Project Server.


    Brian Kennemer - Project MVP
    DeltaBahn Senior Architect
    endlessly obsessing about Project Server…so that you don’t have to.
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    Saturday, September 8, 2012 4:11 AM
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