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  • Fairly simple question - my colleague wants to make sure there is not a difference between "Project Professional 2010" and "Project Professional" I told her they are one in the same and I am just hopping on here to confirm that. Thanks in advance for any assistance.
    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7:19 PM

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  • "Project Professional 2010" stands for 2010 version of MS Project's Professional edition.

    "Project Professional" stands for 2010, 2007, 2003 etc... version of MS Project's Professional edition. 

    Pls see the Version Comparison article here at http://www.microsoft.com/project/en-us/project-pro-2010-versions.aspx. The context will reveal the naming convention. 

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 8:54 PM
  • Hi Beatricx,

    MS Projects versions are really numerous, and not obviously compliant wuth each other. I even have a version 4 for Mac that was sitting on 4 floppies :)

    However, you need to know that "Professional" term means it has server connectivity capabilities (and some bucks less in your wallet :).

    But if you do not use any server, you must also know that if you save a MPP file from a 2010 version, you will not be able to read it from a 2007 or a 2003 version (or eventually if you save it as the right version file).

    Hope this helps

    Jeff

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 8:50 PM

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  • Hi Beatricx,

    MS Projects versions are really numerous, and not obviously compliant wuth each other. I even have a version 4 for Mac that was sitting on 4 floppies :)

    However, you need to know that "Professional" term means it has server connectivity capabilities (and some bucks less in your wallet :).

    But if you do not use any server, you must also know that if you save a MPP file from a 2010 version, you will not be able to read it from a 2007 or a 2003 version (or eventually if you save it as the right version file).

    Hope this helps

    Jeff

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 8:50 PM
  • "Project Professional 2010" stands for 2010 version of MS Project's Professional edition.

    "Project Professional" stands for 2010, 2007, 2003 etc... version of MS Project's Professional edition. 

    Pls see the Version Comparison article here at http://www.microsoft.com/project/en-us/project-pro-2010-versions.aspx. The context will reveal the naming convention. 

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 8:54 PM
  • I think the important point is that you need the "professional" version if you are going to work with the server: Microsoft Project Server 2010.

    You can see Standard vs Professional here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E62DAD-91FE-4B5C-839E-E50BDF6B90B2/edition_comparison_desktop.pdf


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    Thursday, June 21, 2012 2:24 PM