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Microsoft® Project 2007 Bible by Elaine Marmel

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Chapter 19. Project Server and the Project/Resource Manager

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Connecting to Project Server

  • Creating a Web-based project

  • Working with Web-based projects

  • Assigning resources

  • Tracking progress

Project Server offers a wide variety of tools to project managers to help them manage projects more effectively. In this section, you learn how to connect to Project Server, create a Web-based project, use the Enterprise Resource Pool to assign resources to your project, track project progress, and take advantage of Project Server's management tools to use resources and manage projects more effectively.

Note

The information in Chapters 19 through 21 applies to Project Professional. If you are using Project Standard, you can't use Project Server and Project Web Access.

Connecting to Project Server

If you plan to use Project with Project Server (as opposed to using Project in a stand-alone environment), you need a Project Server account, which enables you to log on to Project Server.

Creating a Project Server logon account

You can easily create your own Project Server account from within Project after you know the URL for your Project Server environment; your Project Server administrator will most likely give you this URL.

To create a Project Server Account, follow these steps:

  1. Start Project Professional.

  2. Choose Tools

    Creating a Project Server logon account

    Figure 19.1. Use this dialog box to add a Project Server logon account and to specify ...

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