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Microsoft® Project 2007 Bible by Elaine Marmel

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Chapter 20. Project Server and the Day-to-Day User

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Logging on to Project Web Access

  • Reviewing the Home page

  • Customizing the Home Page

  • Viewing information for tasks and timesheets

  • Project Web Access and Outlook

  • Viewing and uploading project-related documents

  • Reporting status

At this point in the book, you have probably realized that the world of project management has moved beyond the traditional pencil-and-ruler war mom and into the world of technology. Nowhere is this shift more evident than in the many ways that project managers can take advantage of the Internet to communicate with others, present information, and gather data.

If your organization uses Project Server, then you, as a team member, should read this chapter to find out how you can make use of Project Web Access — the browser-based interface that connects to the Project Server database — to view the tasks that you need to accomplish, update the schedule with work completed, and even enter new tasks that may arise.

In this chapter, you read about how the average team member can connect to Project Server, update timesheets and task status, and report to the project manager. Project Web Access also interacts with Outlook, and in this chapter, you find out how to use those tools together.

Logging on to Project Web Access

To log on to Project Server by using Project Web Access, a resource needs to know the URL for the Web database. The project manager should notify the resource of the URL. To log on to Project Server, ...

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