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Managing Projects in PWA RRS feed

  • Question

  • In order to edit projects in PWA is the user required to have MS Project Professional installed on their computer?
    Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:12 AM

Answers

  • No. PWA only requires a browser on the client side. Depending on your Project Server version, the browser support matrix might vary. Search online for 'Project Server xxxx browser requirements" where xxxx is the version (eg. 2007, 2010, 2013).

    www.umt.com

    Thursday, November 14, 2013 1:45 AM
  • TeamLead --

    To add to the excellent answer from Catalin, if you use the web interface in PWA to manage a project, you will find reduced functionality compared with using Microsoft Project.  For example, you cannot save a baseline for your project using the PWA interface, while you can easily save a baseline using Microsoft Project.  Hope this little bit extra helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    Thursday, November 14, 2013 4:07 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

    To add to the excellent advice from Catalin and Dale, if you are looking at using PWA only, I strongly recommend Project Server 2013 as the web editing capabilities have been improved greatly over 2010. It still doesn't have all of the functionality of Project Professional 2013 but does include things like baselining.

    Paul


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com | CPS

    Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:59 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • No. PWA only requires a browser on the client side. Depending on your Project Server version, the browser support matrix might vary. Search online for 'Project Server xxxx browser requirements" where xxxx is the version (eg. 2007, 2010, 2013).

    www.umt.com

    Thursday, November 14, 2013 1:45 AM
  • TeamLead --

    To add to the excellent answer from Catalin, if you use the web interface in PWA to manage a project, you will find reduced functionality compared with using Microsoft Project.  For example, you cannot save a baseline for your project using the PWA interface, while you can easily save a baseline using Microsoft Project.  Hope this little bit extra helps.


    Dale A. Howard [MVP]

    Thursday, November 14, 2013 4:07 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello,

    To add to the excellent advice from Catalin and Dale, if you are looking at using PWA only, I strongly recommend Project Server 2013 as the web editing capabilities have been improved greatly over 2010. It still doesn't have all of the functionality of Project Professional 2013 but does include things like baselining.

    Paul


    Paul Mather | Twitter | http://pwmather.wordpress.com | CPS

    Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:59 PM
    Moderator