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Project Professional 2010 Trial

Q. Are there special system requirements for running the Project Professional 2010 Trial?
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The system requirements are the same as those for Project Standard 2010 and Project Professional 2010.

Q. Which browsers are supported with the Project Professional 2010 synchronisation to Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010?
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Internet Explorer 7 or higher.

Q. Do I need to have Windows Vista or Windows 7 to run Project 2010?
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No. Project 2010 can work on machines running Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 3 (32-bit), Windows Vista with SP1, Windows Server 2003 R2 with MSXML 6.0, Windows Server 2008 with SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 7 or later operating systems.

Q. Do I need Project Server 2010 to enable the Project Professional 2010 synchronisation to Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010?
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No. You just need Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 (formerly called WSS) to enable Project Professional 2010 synchronisation.

Q. What's Project Server 2010?
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Project Server 2010, built on SharePoint 2010, unifies project and portfolio management to help organisations align resources and investments with business priorities. Capabilities include powerful dashboards to visualise performance, demand management, capacity planning; enhanced reporting and business intelligence.

Q. What Project 2010 Trial products are available for download?
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Microsoft Project Professional 2010, Microsoft Project Server 2010, and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. Project Professional is available in 32 bit and 64 bit. Project Server is available in 64 bit only and as a Virtual image for Microsoft Hyper-v.

Q. What languages are included in the Microsoft Project 2010 Trial for download?
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Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

Q. When does the Project Professional 2010 trial expire?
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Project Professional trials expire in 60 days. After the trial expires, the application will switch to Reduced Functionality mode, which will allow you to still open Project 2010 documents and save them as Project 2007 files.

Q. When is the release available to the general public?
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Project Professional 2010 is available to the general public beginning in June 2010, with a staggered language roll out.

Q. Where do I get the product key for installing the Project Professional 2010 Trial?
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The product key for installing the Project Professional 2010 Trial is available on the download page.

Q. When should I activate my Project Professional 2010 Trial?
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Be sure to activate the Project Professional 2010 Trial within 30 days to avoid defaulting to “viewer mode” – a mode that disables document editing.

Q. What is the approximate download size for the Project Professional 2010 Trial?
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The approximate download size is less than 300 MB.

Q. Why is a 64 bit Project Professional 2010 trial version offered?
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Offering 64-bit compatibility provides customers with performance improvements, especially attractive for customers that create very large and complex master projects.

Q. Can previous versions of Project Professional co-exist with the Project Professional 2010 Trial?
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The Project Professional 2010 Trial was designed to work with previous versions of Project, however, only one version of Project can run at a time.

Q. Can I open my Project 2007 files in Project Professional 2010?
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Project plans from earlier versions of Project can be used in the Project Professional 2010, providing users the benefits of new features and capabilities. To avoid compatibility issues when sharing your Project Professional 2010 files with Project 2007 (or Project 2003) users, save your project as a Project 2007 (or Project 2003) file format.

Q. How can I share Project 2010 files with my colleagues that are using earlier versions of Project?
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Project 2007 users can open Project Professional 2010 files by downloading the Project Professional 2010 Trial and then resaving them as a Project 2007 file format if required.

Q. How do I uninstall the Project Professional 2010 Trial?
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Use the control panel of the operating system and select the uninstall program or add/remove programs option.

Q. Is there a converter to convert Project 2010 to Project 2007 files?
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Project 2007 users can open Project Professional 2010 files by downloading the Project Professional 2010 Trial and then resaving them as a Project 2007 file format if required.

Q. Where can I find more resources about Project Professional 2010?
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There are many Project Professional 2010 resources available online at http://www.microsoft.com/project.

Q. What are the system requirements for Project Standard 2010 and Project Professional 2010?
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  • Processor: 700 megahertz (MHz) processor or higher

  • Memory: 512 megabyte (MB) RAM or higher

  • Hard disk: 2.5 gigabyte (GB); a portion of this disk space will be freed after installation if the original download package is removed from the hard drive.

  • Drive: Media will depend on size of suites and localisation

  • Display: 1024x768 or higher resolution monitor

  • Operating System: Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 3 (32-bit), Windows Vista with SP1, Windows Server 2003 R2 with MSXML 6.0, Windows Server 2008 with SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 7 or later operating systems

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