It’s still early in the conference with much more detail to come. But my preliminary picks for favorite new improvements to Project Server 2010 are (in no particular order):

  • Timeline view – Drag and drop milestones to build your project timeline….very cool!
  • Integrated Portfolio Management (probably my favorite)
  • Much cleaner, simpler UI (and love the ribbon in Project 2010)
  • Resource Planner – Simulate staffing plans, impacts of hiring or adding contractors, adjusting project timelines (just by dragging Gantt bars) to see how they impact your resource pool allocations
  • Manual Scheduled Tasks – More user control
  • And some really awesome stuff you can do with SharePoint 2010 (need to wait until October to hear more about that)!

More details to follow…