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    Upgrade to Project 2007 (2007)

    Hi,

    At my job we are at Project 2000, 2002 and 2003 (don't know the numbers though). We don't have any server Project AFAIK. We have had an inquiry about getting Project 2007.


    I did some research. For Project 2007 Standard, I didn't find much information on _why_ to upgrade.

    What are the advanatages, new features to Project 2007. Any incompatibilities with 2007? I did see that 2007 and 20032002 could open each other's files; so file format doesn't seem to be a problem.

    Any other gotachas?

    TIA.

    Jimmy Lee

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    Re: Upgrade to Project 2007 (2007)

    Jimme Lee,

    I believe we are in the process of changing to 2007 and I will check with our schedulers to see if they encountered any issues. Not sure of the reason other then the mother ship is converting everyone to Office 2007 and updated products.

    You may want to try this link for information. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project/...1759351033.aspx

    Good luck if you move to 2007.
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    Gary
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    Re: Upgrade to Project 2007 (2007)

    MSP 2007 fixes some issues with earlier versions, but brings more than it's fair share of new ones.

    The apparent file compatibility between versions can be a trap, especially if your schedules are complex. Things like resource levelling are likely to exhibit different results with identical copies of the schedule, depending on which version of msp you use.

    If you need to migrate a schedule from one msp version to another do a careful comparison and sanity check between the source and destination schedules before you abandon the source. And avoid going back and forth between different versions if you value your sanity.

    You can find out more about compatibility issues if you search at Discussions in Microsoft Project General Questions.
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    Re: Upgrade to Project 2007 (2007)

    Gary,

    thanks for the feedback.

    Migrating is a decision management will make. I just need to be informed in case I am asked about it.

    Regards,

    Jimmy

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    Re: Upgrade to Project 2007 (2007)

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks for the warning.

    We don't like gotchas (traps) so it is good to be aware of these.

    Regards,

    Jimmy

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