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Managing projects with SharePoint

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If you’ve used SharePoint 2010 or 2013, you may already know how easy it is to set up a task list on a Share­­­­Point site. In fact, it is a default inclusion on a SharePoint 2010 team site and a simple addition to a 2013 team site. But, there’s so much more capability for managing projects in SharePoint. Here are important features to explore.


There are two drawbacks to managing projects in Outlook. First, there’s no way to assign a project task to yourself and to someone else. Second, there is no way to establish predecessor tasks (tasks that must be completed prior to another), other than by carefully structuring start and due dates.

When you add a new task in SharePoint 2010, a section of the task form displays existing tasks and gives you the ability to add them as predecessors to the task you are creating or editing. In SharePoint 2013, you need to click the Show More link on a task form to see the predece...(register to read more)

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