Here’s a quick summary of what’s new in Microsoft Project 2019, relative to Microsoft Project 2016.

Link Tasks Using a Drop-Down Menu

In Microsoft Project 2019, you no longer have to remember the ID of the task you want to link to. Instead, when you select a cell in the Predecessors column and then select the down arrow, you’ll see a list of all the tasks in your project. The task hierarchy and order match your project exactly, making it easy for you to scroll to the right task and then select the checkbox beside it. You can also select tasks from the same kind of drop-down in the Successors column.

MS.Project 2019 Link-Task

MS.Project 2019 Link-Task

 

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Task Summary Name field

With long lists of tasks, it can be difficult to know what a task is indented under in the overall project plan. The Task Summary Name field is a read-only field that shows the name of a task’s summary task. Adding this field as a column in your Task view can help clarify your project’s structure. To add this field, right-click the title of a column (to the right of where you want to add the field), select Insert Column, and then choose Task Summary Name from the drop-down list.

MS.Project 2019 Task Summary Name field

MS.Project 2019 Task Summary Name field

Timeline Bar Labels and Task Progress

Communicating project progress just got easier! Timeline bars can now be labelled, and task progress is shown right on the tasks themselves, making it simple to quickly illustrate your plan and the work in progress when sharing status.

MS.Project 2019 Timeline bar labels and task progress

MS.Project 2019 Timeline bar labels & task progress

Accessibility Improvements

Microsoft continuing our effort to improve the accessibility of Project for all customers. In Project 2019 Microsoft has worked to make it easier for Windows Narrator and other assistive technology to read more elements of Project, and improved the contrast and keyboard support.

 

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