Alan M. Boyd, Microsoft's Manager of Product Development, introduced the application as an internal tool to help manage the huge number of software projects that were in development at any time inside the company. Boyd wrote the specification and engaged a local Seattle company to develop the prototype. The first commercial version of Project was released for DOS in Microsoft bought all rights to the software in and released version 2. Version 3 for DOS was released in The first Windows version was released in , and was labelled version 1 for Windows. In a Macintosh version was released. Development continued until Microsoft Project 4. In , Microsoft stopped development of most of its Mac applications and did not offer a new version of Office until , after the creation of the new Microsoft Macintosh Business Unit the year prior.
You can use the platform to easily collaborate and plan your projects, prioritize tasks, and create visually pleasing presentations which increase productivity and efficiency amongst teams. Microsoft Project Pro is associated with the Microsoft Office software family. However, it does not come with the standard suite of programs when you install Microsoft Office. Instead, it comes shipped separately.
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