Announcing the release of the Microsoft Project 2010 Beta Demo Image

[updated on Jan. 28th, direct download link is now live:]

As Doug mentioned it just got released today, it’s all based on the Public Beta (B2): Microsoft Project 2010 Beta Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution demo image now available for download

Happy download (10GB compressed) and Project 2010 demos!

Partners & Customers - Instructions on how to download the Microsoft Project 2010 EPM Solution demo image, installation instructions and associated presenter’s script by sending an email to the  alias.

Please note that this is an Hyper-V image and hence it requires Windows Server 2008 as the base operating system for it to run (not to mentioned at least 8GB of RAM, and ideally a Solid State Drive for optimal performance, see this:

Demo image contains (SharePoint Server Enterprise 2010, Project Server 2010, Office 2010, Project Professional 2010, Visio 2010, Visual Studio 2010 and more…):

  • PPM Governance: Separate governance workflows for both major and minor projects
  • Demand Management:
    • Major Project business case includes general information, strategic impact, resource plan, cost and benefit templates and risk assessment survey
    • Minor project includes general information and schedule PDP
    • Includes custom workspaces for both Major and Minor projects
  • Portfolio Selection & Analytics
    • Business Driver Library
    • Saved Business Driver Prioritizations
    • Saved Portfolio Analysis to run both Cost Constraint and Resource Constraint Analysis
  • Detailed Planning: During the detailed planning stages the project manager
    • Finalizes the project schedule
    • Finds and assigns named resources
    • Completes a secondary cost assessment
    • Baselines the plan
  • Manage:
    • Team Member: Team member receives and updates tasks and completes timesheet
    • Project Manager: Receives and approves task and timesheet updates
    • BI: Demo includes Corporate, Departmental and Project Level reports