[October 2008 Update - New, Improved BETA Available!]
Deep in the TeamDirection labs a new product is taking shape. It's goal, unify Microsoft Collaboration with an out of the box solution.
Here's how it will work:
TeamDirection's IntelliGantt Add In will add an extra set of menu options for Microsoft Project Standard or Professional.
This intelligent feature will let you share your tasks to a SharePoint 2003 or 2007 system, or to a Groove 2007 system. Right out of the box. No installation on the SharePoint server is required. No installation for Internet Explorer required. Your team members can use out of the box Microsoft tools to view their tasks and update them.
For instance, here's a standard SharePoint workspace with tasks published from MS Project:
And here is what that same task list might look like after your team members reported their progress:
Finally, at the project manager's discretion, the tasks are synchronized back with the original project. Afterwards, MS Project reflects the state of the project, as updated by users via their SharePoint workspace:
It's all in a day's work!
[UPDATE -- It's Available! Check out a few of the demos and give it a 15-day free trial today.]