Proven Method for Secure Migration Success and Highest Data Quality of the Results

Are you still working with Project Server 2010 or older? In this case, you should consider the migration to the latest version Microsoft Project Server 2019 or its predecessor Microsoft Project Server 2016 as soon as possible. The mainstream support for the following Microsoft Project releases has come to an end:

  • Microsoft Project Professional 2013 (expired 04/2018)
  • Microsoft Project Server 2013 (expired 04/2018)
  • Microsoft Project Professional 2010 (expired 10/2015)
  • Microsoft Project Server 2010 (expired 10/2015)
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2010 including Excel services
     

Hardly Any Support from Microsoft

Mainstream support includes the provision of bug fixes and product enhancements for the above versions. Once this has expired, “Extended Support” is available if required. This extends the support for a further 5 years, but at a charge. For Project 2013, this is until April 2023.

We have learned from experience that Microsoft will not touch the code of the above releases. In case of problems, companies are told to install the current release 2019 or 2016.

In case you are still working with Project Server 2010, you should definitely consider migrating to the version 2019 – or at least to version 2016! And keep in mind: migration to version 2016 or 2019 is only possible via version 2013 of MS Project Server.

Migration to Project Server 2019 or Project Online

Microsoft Project Server 2019 is the seventh generation of the enterprise-wide Microsoft Project Management solution. Project Server functions have been seamlessly embedded in Microsoft SharePoint technology since the 2007 version.

Multi-project management requires a very stable and powerful infrastructure based on programmability and scalability. The 2019 version, as well as Project Online, comes with some new functions to help facilitate this.

The Right Approach to Achieving Productivity and Data Quality

Experience and a Methodical Approach Make the Difference

Migrating from Microsoft Project Server databases is a demanding task. It has to follow the right steps if you want your system to be up and running productively right afterwards and safeguard the quality of the data that has been transferred.

You will find that TPG The Project Group is a reliable partner for the migration of Microsoft Project Server systems. We have many years of experience in migrating Microsoft PPM systems. TPG’s migration approach has been designed with a structured implementation process in mind. It gives our customers the highest level of assurance that data quality will be maintained. It also ensures the most efficient implementation of the migration itself.

The development of TPG’s migration approach was based on the migration guidelines provided by Microsoft and completed by our specialists’ many years of practical experience. The method comprises seven phases: planning; requirement analysis; system setup; test migration; pilot migration, production migration; and operation / further development. Click here to download the detailed PDF on our TPG Migration Method.


Video: Migration to Microsoft Project Server 2019

The following video shows what the current version of Microsoft Project Server 2019 can do and how the migration to it or Project Online works.

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Key Improvements since Project Server 2010

  • Improved, web-based project editing (easy handling, saving on license fees, multi-browser support)
  • Simplified process creation out of the Microsoft toolset
  • Improved reporting (especially within the MS Project Professional Client – contains report templates as well as individually created reports)
  • Integrated portfolio management (supports the selection process)
  • Flexibility in using Project Online (rent additional licenses on demand in the cloud-based release)
  • Integration with SharePoint, Skype / Teams and Exchange (provides additional information regarding projects in SharePoint, supports better collaboration)
  • Simplified database architecture (more performance of the Project Servers, multi-tenancy support)
  • Lightweight project management (rough planning of projects in SharePoint)
  • Project Center with timeline (improved reporting)
  • Resource management: Resource Engagements (Version 2016 / Project Online)
  • Views: multiple timelines (Version 2016 / Project Online)
  • Agile functionalities (Professional ONLINE Client only)
  • Team Tasks can be accepted from multiple resources (Version 2019 / Project Online)
    Adjustable granularity (days, months, years) of the time phase data in the report database (Version 2019 / Project Online)