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No, I’m not switching to a Mac but Michael Hyatt of Working Smart recently has and is writing about the process involved in the switch.  In this article he has some interesting observations of the differences between MS Office 2003 and Office 2004 on the Mac.  […]

No, I’m not switching to a Mac but Michael Hyatt of Working Smart recently has and is writing about the process involved in the switch.  In this article he has some interesting observations of the differences between MS Office 2003 and Office 2004 on the Mac.  The most significant difference he writes about leaves me wondering why we don’t have the Project Center in the Windows version?  The Project Center is a cool screen that displays every item pertaining to a given project and provides easy ways to interact with that information.  I need this on the Windows side to make project work much easier- are we ever going to have a tool like this?

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  1. Paul Phillips Tuesday, March 1, 2005

    That looks really useful. Hopefully Office 2006 will feature it. It looks similar, in concept at least, to workspaces in Office 2003

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  2. JK:

    Im a GTD’er and an Outlook user. To meet my needs, and I believe a lot of others’ as well, Outlook needs to add a proper Project object … as you’re saying. Next, I’d love to see being able to relate Tasks to each other, particularly to define precedents.

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  3. Dave, hierarchal tasks is essential to have simple project management in Outlook and I’d love to see it. It should be configurable so if I choose I don’t see the next dependent task in a series until some short definable interval before the current one is due. This would unclutter the whole focus of the project information. This isn’t difficult and I hope MS addresses this in the future.

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  4. task precedence is possible with MS Project 2003. pretty decent software.

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  5. Paul Phillips Thursday, March 3, 2005

    re the above tasks and project comments. You can do a lot of this in outlook already with this add-in. Take a look.

    http://www.taskline.com/screen.asp

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