Microsoft Project 2013 Standard Open License

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Microsoft Project 2013 Standard Open License

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  • For one user or one device

  • Supports up to one installation

  • Perpetual, indefinite, Open License

  • Licensed for both Home and Commercial use


About Project

Microsoft Project is a task administration software, created and distributed by the Microsoft company. Its initial release was all the way back in the year 1984, meaning that the software has been through many changes and re-branding since it was first introduced to the public eye. This was Microsoft’s third application that is primarily for Windows, and it didn’t take a long time for Project to skyrocket and claim an important spot when it comes to PC-based project management. Its most known uses include easy project management when constructing plans, distributing and assigning different assets to projects, creating financial plans and managing workloads. Despite being a part of the Microsoft Office family, Project is not sold as an independent software, and at the time of writing does not have a Mac version release either.

We already established that Microsoft Project 2013 is a powerful tool that makes management easier by offering powerful control and monitoring capabilities in all stages of project development and fulfilment. When developing and implementing new features into Project 2013, Microsoft had a challenge - the public demanded them to retain Project's status as the industry standard project management software. Integration also became an important part of the industry, meaning that already existing Office users were looking for integration capabilities for all systems.

With Microsoft Project 2013, not even the smallest of details get ignored, as even small information can become vital later on. This user-friendly, helpful and effective tool lets you and your project managers work effectively and accurately by aiding calculations, assigning resources and manage different types of project details with just a couple of clicks.

Key elements of Project 2013

In order to fully understand the software, it is important to know the core elements of it and understand some of its terminologies to their fullest. Luckily, Project 2013 can be broken down into a few really important parts, and learning about these will allow you to navigate the application with ease. With that being said, the key elements of Microsoft Project 2013 are the following:

  • Resources

  • Allocation

  • Scheduling

  • Predecessor & Successor

  • Gant Chart

  • Critical Path

Resources are referred to as profiles, which are crucially needed in order to perform particular tasks in Project 2013, and other versions of it as well. Resources can be anything, for example, if your project is about testing something, your resources would be people: test engineers, business analysts, defect managers and more; meaning that the resources required to perform a task are people. Materials can also be resources: if you are building a house, your resources are more likely to consist of materials such as bricks, windows, concrete and other objects.

Allocation is almost self-explanatory, it simply refers to as assigning the resources you are working with to a particular task.

Scheduling is one of the most important parts of Microsoft Project 2013. There are two types of scheduling that you can use: manual scheduling and automatic scheduling.

Predecessors are tasks which are proceeding before a particular task. In simple words, they are tasks which happen before particular other tasks can happen. The opposite of this is successors, which is the exact vice-versa of predecessors, meaning that successors are tasks that will take place after a particular task has already been executed.

What we have next is the Gant chart. It can be found on the right corner of your screen, and they are represented by horizontal, blue lines. They show you the overall duration of your project with the defined limitation or restriction.

Last but not least comes the Critical Path. It is defined as the longest duration in the network diagram.

What is Open License?

The Open License Program is a service of Microsoft that allows various organizations to obtain volume licenses for Microsoft Products. The eligible organizations are corporate, academic, charitable or government corporations; this licensing format is also targeted and most suitable for companies that own anywhere between 2 to 250 personal computers. The Open License Program can accommodate up to 750 personal computers as its highest limit. Open licensing is the most cost-effective and lowest up-front cost to install Microsoft Office products throughout your entire organization.


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MPN 076-05334 - 1
Operational System None
Year of Product 2013

Microsoft Project 2013 for sure remained a very handy tool for project managers that helps develop all kinds of things ranging from schedules to assigning resources to tasks, even tracking the progress of a project, manage the budget and even analyse different parts of an ongoing project. Microsoft Project 2013 is able to help you get started on your projects quickly and efficiently with its powerful, built-in templates that allow you to give your work a headstart by providing a foundation you can later customise and build on top of. The familiar feel and look for Project 2013 makes it easy for older users to adapt to the new interface and execute commands quickly with the scheduling tools. You can even access your files across many devices to help you, your team or your assigned project managers to stay productive from various sources and locations if needed.

Microsoft Project 2013 Standard has new ways to display data including a new set of customizable report templates, which create eye-catching designs without having to spend a lot of time building the framework for your designs. You can save time by just simply putting in the information, adjusting it how you want, and moving forward. With all of the new graphics and formatting capabilities, you can customize every design quickly and easily. The burndown reports give you a quick view of completed work and remaining work. This is something you can quickly grab on the way to your weekly meeting to present project progress.

With Project 2013 Standard, you can set task and project dates to make sure everyone hits the correct deadlines. You can export project reports, timelines, and data into other Office programs. If you have Lync 2010, you can start an IM without having to leave a project. With Microsoft Project 2013, you never have to worry about getting things done.

You can easily keep track of project progress and assign tasks efficiently to yourself and others. It makes project collaboration easy when everyone knows what they are working on and when it is due. You can motivate your team by giving them tasks in a step-by-step manner. Motivate everyone to get more done by providing clarity and communication with Project 2013 Standard. Buy Microsoft Project 2013 Standard today for a streamlined project management experience for every project!
New look
The first thing that you will obviously notice when opening Microsoft Project 2013 is the new, sharp look of the application. Just like every other Office suite application, Project also received a design overhaul to fit the other software that can be found in the suite, which means a new design to play around with. Fret not, the design still remains clean and easy to read, meaning that if you have already familiarised yourself with a different release of Microsoft Project, you can still easily get used to the new look.
Get started quickly with templates
The use of templates has become something most of us do in our work, which is not surprising because of the benefits a well put together template can bring to the table. First and foremost, you could save precious time by using a pre-made template, allowing you to focus more on other important things such as the content in your documents. Within Microsoft Project 2013, templates have another advantage going for them: it is extremely easy to customise the templates Microsoft offers. You can input your information within mere seconds, change colours and even the entire composition of the template, allowing you to build your own, unique ideas on top of a powerful foundation. Project 2013 allows you to choose from a huge range of templates, while also giving you the ability to start with a Blank Canvas if you decide to start from scratch.

Graphical reports
With the help of Microsoft Project 2013, you can easily and quickly create professional looking, sharp, colourful and easy to understand reports, eliminating the need to export your data and use another program to get the job done. You can add images, animation, links, charts and much more - you can clearly display and share your project status information with your team members.

A new set of reports
There is an entirely new set of reports pre-installed into Microsoft Project 2013 which allows you to utilise the new graphics and formatting features within the application. You no longer have to look at a huge wall of data and can enjoy pleasant, vivid charts with images that can easily convey all your information from a mere look. Moreover, you can easily customise elements, change colours or completely remove things from there reports.

Burndown reports
You can use Burndown reports to show planned work, work that has already been completed and even the remaining work that has to be done - all on one single graph. This gives you and anyone who has access to your project an easy to understand method of quickly gaining insight as to how the project is coming along, understand the status and even notice crucial things such as the project being behind and even ahead of the planned schedule. You can effectively and easily create these charts from within Microsoft Project 2013 itself, without the need of having to go through the hassle of exporting your data and using an external application to create these charts for you, thus saving often tremendous amounts of time and energy.

Communication with your team
Keeping in touch with the people you work with is extremely important, so Project 2013 makes it easy to stay in touch with your team members right from within the application itself. You can use this to ask questions, get updates on the progress of other people and even have discussions with them without having to leave Project and use any instant messaging application, send each other emails or meet up in person. You can simply hover over someone's name and click on the options that offer you an instant messaging conversation, a video chat, sending an email or even starting a phone call. Please note that you need to have Lync 2010 or later installed on your device to be able to use this feature.

Save and share to the cloud
With Project 2013, you can save and share your files directly from or to the cloud. In simple words, the cloud is storage that you can access from anywhere, meaning that you can access your files anywhere, anytime, as long as you are connected to the internet. With Project 2013, you can save your files to the cloud with ease by using OneDrive or saving to the side of your organisation. Once you have that done, you can access and share your things. This is a feature available across every Office 2013 application.

System Requirements
  • CPU: 1 GHz clock speed, IA-32 or x64 architecture with SSE2 support

  • Minimum RAM Size: 1 GB (IA-32 edition), 2 GB (x64 edition)

  • Hard disk drive: minimum 3.0 GB of free disk space

  • Supported operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10

  • Software: .NET Framework 3.5, 4.0 or 4.5

  • Other Software Requirements: Google Chrome 17.x, Internet Explorer 8.0 or later, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 or later, Mozilla Firefox 10.0 or later, Safari 5

In addition to these, graphics hardware acceleration requires a screen resolution of 1024×576 pixels or larger and a DirectX 10-compliant GPU with at least 64 MB of video memory (in case of absence of the required hardware, however, Office 2013 applications can still run without graphics acceleration.)


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