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Microsoft Project 2013 Professional 2013

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Take your office work to another level with Microsoft project Professional

By Eve Naliaka

On Monday, August 24, 2015

Microsoft project professional 2013

Microsoft project professional 2013 is an application from Microsoft Company, a management program designed specifically to assist managers in developing a plan, assigning resources, analyzing workload, budget management and tracking progress among many other functions.

I personally have worked with the software for quite sometimes, it has proved to be the best. It gives me ample time while preparing budget, planning and allocating resources, thanks to its redefined interface. The software is compatible with other Microsoft suite programs such as Excel, Visio or Exchange. It can as well works as an alternative to them since they complement each other.

Microsoft project 2013 Professional 2013 offers great unique features that makes it stand out in the market, talk of great templates, variety of reports to choose from, different view modes among others. One of its outstanding characteristics is support for collaborative project. It’s also compatible with touch enabled devices. With the software you can communicate with your loved ones by sending mails and making audio or video calls. However to enjoy communication you must download and installed Lync.


  • Can make communication to your people
  • It’s compatible with other Microsoft suites


  • Lacks tutorial to guide new users
  • Can be quite complicated to new users
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By Hande Njr

On Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This is a product of Microsoft which is a tailor-made program for project management. It works under Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows server 2008 R2 and Windows server 2012.Basically this program allows the user to manage and plan all matters relating to a project. It has great features for specific tasks and an amazing appearance. Just like most of other Microsoft programs this one also has templates that you can edit to match your project desires. Also it shows you the most recent file thus accessibility is easy, it’s just a matter of clicking and opening it. This application caters for chronology matters when it comes to the tasks of the project thus it has the Gantt chart that caters for arranging the tasks. You can share all your project work posts in terms of a conversation through the share point which is a provision for letting others access the project work. It has a project timeline view which helps you to preview your work in progress or finished work which can be used to make presentations for instance in an office. You can still view you work through other Microsoft office programs Like PowerPoint and word, it is simply a matter of copying and pasting your project work on to this programs. This helps a lot especially to people you would love to share your work with and don't have this program. It is generally a good program.


  • It has templates that you can quickly edit.
  • It has a share point that you can share your work.


  • It can be a complex product for beginners.
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By Martin Maguna

On Tuesday, July 14, 2015


This is just another great an excellent application from the Microsoft team that is just an enhancement from the other developments and also versions of the Microsoft professional 2013 and all that it is all about is that it gives a more detailed project about planning also managing the projects of your own company very well and I must say that this program has helped me greatly when I am presenting my work in the board room to my fellow workmates and also my bosses because the modes of viewing are just very great and also you can also be able to link tasks to some other programs that are compatible with it.


The following are the features

You can be able to save your work in the cloud

You can also be able to link some of the tasks that are compatible with the programs


It is a great application for presenting projects


  • It is very easy to use
  • It eases the plan of presenting projects


  • the interface is a bit outdated
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For what are you going to use the program?
  • i am gonna use it for civil engineering projects.its very useful software i ever seen. without this software we are unable to complete any project.

  • We are into construction hence we use the software for most of our designs .Designs like houses,shops,supermarkets,etc.Apparently it has proved reliable.

  • I am going to use the Microsoft Project 2013 Professional for working on the assignments is the ITT Technical Institution class that I am taking

  • I have youtube page for educational purposes teaching economics subjects and like to show students how Microsoft project management can be used to safe time and money

  • University Project to show my skillsets in Microsoft products. This will help me to secure a place in a further education programme. Whilst upgrading my software product

What similar programs have you used?
  • microsoft word excel puplesher outlook visios and alot of other software that i need in my work daily and some browsers like chrom and other 2013

  • smart draw as well as the microsoft excel were used previously but they did not do a thorough job so someone suggested i use microsoft projects instead

  • to study for my project since construction master program using microsoft project so i would likee to learn start from beginner level thanks

  • microsoftword and spreadsheet a painting autocad and most comprehensible microsoft software and programs and the rest of my laptop is using s

  • I have used previously the Oracle Primavera P6 for my work to manage different projects at a time. But someone told to use Microsoft project

What do you like most about this program?
  • The similarity of Excel and how easy it is to use, although it might be a little hard when you play around with it its awesome dude very good

  • Work Based structures and ganht charts as it presents a precise figures that can be followed by the reader with ease. Its the best in project management

  • Microsoft Project is a very user frendly application whwich is also effective and makes planning easier. Generally, Microsoft programmes are favourable in my Country Zambia

  • it is best and flexible so that we can design our network diagram easly.Is the best tool i have ever seen that could do a lot of nice things

  • it is unique for project monitoring specially for managers to update, understand, requirements, and forecasting the closing in most accurate way


Microsoft Project 2013 is a management application that belongs to the MS Office productivity suite. It provides all the necessary tools to plan, manage and analyze corporate projects in a professional way. Microsoft Project 2013 is a helpful tool when it comes to giving an insight into the current situation of your business or company to your stakeholders or team-mates. In this version, synchronization with SharePoint services has been enhanced, and the interface has been redesigned. One of the greatest points of this management software is the fact that it is compatible with other programs in the Office suite, such as Excel, Exchange or Visio, and it can be used as a complement to these.

It is a helpful tool when it comes to giving an insight into the current situation of your business

However, its most remarkable characteristic is its support for collaborative projects. On the one hand, this is possible thanks to cloud services integration. On the other hand, it’s thanks to its IM (Instant Messaging) built-in client, as it allows you to make a call, make a video call, or send an email to communicate with the others. To take advantage of this functionality you should have previously downloaded and installed Lync too.

All possibilities to open files can be found in the same module
All possibilities to open files can be found in the same module

Getting started

Getting started in Microsoft Project 2013 doesn’t mean you will be dropped on a blank page. You are taken to a module in which you can browse pre-defined templates, import a spreadsheet from Excel or a document from SharePoint, or just select Blank Project if you want to get an empty Gantt Chart. If your intention was to open a previous project, you can do it here too.

This management program comes along with a wide variety of reports and dashboards you can use to visualize your project’s overall health, or track particular parts of it. You can choose dashboard reports, resource reports, costs reports, progress reports, or pick a report template to create your own one. For instance, with progress reports you can organize tasks, while with costs reports you can view cashflow or cost overruns. You can choose different view modes to visualize data, as well as having the freedom to customize the shapes and style of your graph or chart.

Similarly, you can indent tasks to show hierarchy, or link them in order to show their relationship and dependency. Once you link them, every change made in one will affect the other. As well as that, you can add pictures, transitions, animations, timelines and links to your chart; everything that can help to make it more attractive and accessible is usually welcomed. For example, you can highlight the path of every task with a different color, to better identify in which stage of the process you are located, or to know which the critical ones are.

Highlighting tasks with different colors is a good way to visually group them
Highlighting tasks with different colors is a good way to visually group them

Microsoft Project 2013 Professional 2013 Features

The unique features of Microsoft Project 2013 are:

  • Great variety of reports and templates as well as view modes
  • Possibility of linking or outlining tasks, and highlighting their paths
  • Themes can be customized and some of their elements can be removed
  • Built-in IM client (needs Lync previously installed)
  • Support for cloud services such as SharePoint to boost collaboration
  • Compatibility with other programs of the Office suite, such as Excel, Visio or Exchange
  • Compatibility with touch-enabled devices
  • You can set the date of tasks and projects up to the very last day of December 2049

If you want more information about Microsoft Project 2013 before you download it, feel free to visit the developers’ site.

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements to download and install Microsoft Project 2013 are:

  • Operating system: Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster
  • RAM memory: 1 GB for 32-bit OS and 2 GB for 64-bit OS
  • HDD: 3 GB of free space