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Hello, everyone. Welcome to the five minutes PM podcast today. It's a very special day for me. I'm realizing the Microsoft Project 2013 book Today in partnership with, a great friend in the great coincidence, a life I leave right now in Copenhagen, in Denmark. And he lives in, is also in Denmark and we met one day, one afternoon, and then we just saw a charter in a restaurant. And then we got friends and he's an MVP and Microsoft valid Professional. So we have a very good relationship on the technical side.
He used to work for me years and years ago, and then we decided to put together or do a book. Unfortunately, this book is not yet available in English, but it's available in Brazil. Import is, and it covers most of the Features. And this is what I wanted to talk about today. So what are the new features and the nice things about Microsoft Project two, if I can share it, you might have perceptions about the product is that Microsoft is growing towards its core belief. That project management is not only something for technical and highly skilled, and very specialized it project managers, but it's something that can become a lie skill. And why I'm saying this is because Microsoft, Project, it's by far one of the easiest to use. So if you need to do a very simple this, we saw very clearly in the 2010 version, okay. With at least tasks, an audit, and now we can see this even more. So for example, new features lie, the test tracking what the task tracking. It's a very simple and easy way for you to see predecessors and successors. So you have a project when you were seeing the net diagram, all, it's a mass or a lot of arrows coming in a lot of areas. So if you do that, you can have a much clearer view of what is going on in what is happening. It's a very simple way the order think it's the reporting system. So I am quite critical about the visual aspect of the reports in Microsoft Project right now, Microsoft put the very, very nice set of reports that can be visual, that can be much more tailored and they are very visual. This will support the communication process. So the way we frame things, information to the main stakeholders. So this is a very important and nice feature. So you can have progress grafts. You can have burned down and where you see the progress of your project. So it's very, very important to Diotte. I think it's more on the business side of the product is the official Microsoft Project, Pro four Office three, six, eight, five. And what is this it's instead of buying the software, you can rent the software, you can have a subscription, a monthly or an ear subscription, and you can download it in the Microsoft Project through the cracks. And this is amazing because then you do need to attach your license and your permission to one computer. You can start working here and then you can take a flight, go to Singapore, and continue working on the same project. So if you don't need to be with your laptop in your hand, So this is the concept of the cloud. So you can store the projects on the cloud. You can use SharePoint to manage, do your team member's tasks, please. So there's a huge integration with order problems of the Microsoft platform. The order also a big Tran than the great news is the Office store. So right now you can download free and paid applications that will work inside Microsoft Project. So instead of starting and establishing in a lot of plugins with a lot of macros behind, no, you can just embed these programs into the ribbon and into Microsoft Project is structured. This is also a very big trend, but this is not only for the Microsoft Project but for all our office, family and Allen and I, we decided also to release to on the Office store, it's free to call Pangea PM and the Pangea PM, it's a source of information about product manager, always aiming D known high skilled Professional in project management is someone that needs to have a basic understanding. Okay, I need to produce a task list. You need to produce the scope of our project. He or she can go to the Pangea PM and can watch videos and can download content to support him or her to do the work. So it's very interesting, and right now does a store is being populated heavily by a set of new applications. So this is a very interesting thing. So it's great to see the progress of a product with 28 years exits this. And for me, it's a very special job because I started my first book with Microsoft Project 1998, then 2000, then 2002, one, 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013. So right now, more than 200,000 books are sold. So I'm very happy and looking forward to having this book in English also have a wonderful day. Thank you very much and see you next week in another five minutes. PM Podcast.