As Microsoft aims to make the Office based cloud productivity of the worker evolve, new technologies are released by Microsoft to enable this activity. Microsoft announced on Tuesday the Project Lite package of tools, and will launch on May 1st, 2014 to help companies collaborate and more.
The Microsoft Project Lite is a series of cloud based tools that are aimed to help businesses of all sizes. It is a cloud-based productivity tool, and is priced per user which should be good to help a company of 1, or a company of 1,000 depending on their needs.
What Is Microsoft Project Lite?
Microsoft Project Lite is a cloud based offering that brings together the ability for a team to edit and submit time sheets, collaborate on project documents, update tasks, log issues, and a number of other items. It is based at $7 per month per user, and is one project from the Microsoft Office team.
It is something that can only be used within Microsoft Project Online, and it gives enhanced controls with collaboration tools that are in the cloud. This cloud based structure of organization can allow for teams of all sizes, in locations around the world, to gather, get organized, and be more productive.
Microsoft Project is a set of tools that allows for tasks, time sheets, and collaboration tasks to be combined in the cloud. Users will be able to create new tasks, reassign tasks, self-assign team tasks, and view task center items. Additionally, time sheets can be viewed, hours entered, tasks added and removed, and turned in via this set of tools.
For collaboration, issues can be viewed, project documents viewed and updated, project center schedules viewed, approvals viewed, resource assignments viewed, and lastly links can be created or modified. All of these abilities will be available in the cloud, and at $7 per user/month is a steal for this many tools. Microsoft is hoping this becomes a huge hit for Office users, and is expecting a huge signup for it in May. As Office migrates to the cloud, these tools will as well.
Project Lite is a special need situation but needed. Microsoft sees the revenue stream for these enterprise users, and is making it happen.