Microsoft invests in this version by casting eight vison areas:
1. Demamd Management: Provide the ability to capture and manage project proposals in central place and manage the requests through a defined governance lifecycle through user-manageable workflows.
2. Portfolio Analysis: Provide the ability to analyze project proposals against definable business drivers, including strategic alignment, cost constraint,resource constraint and custom user defined attributes in order to drive intelligent business decision in prioritizing and select project for execution. The beauty of MS EPM 2010 is the integration of Portfolio Server into Project Server as a single platform.
3. Enterprise Development Management and Improved Developer Experience: Focused on improving the developer experience by making it easier to develop and deploy workflow driven process, removing active-X dependencies, providing a read/write API for Portfolio Management services and retraining backwords compatibilty with existing applications. Part of this developing and standardizing on the new AJAX grid control.
4. Enterprise Metadata and Business Intelligence: The result of this vision area is the new integration with Excel Services and the BI Center in SharePoint Server, which also leverages Performance Point Services for KPI Management. Power users can easily attach Excel workbooks to data connections to the reporting database and OLAP cube in Project Server to build rich reports and graphs using a familiar tool.
5. Time and Task Progressing: This improvements include a new Single Entry mode that provides users a one cllick option for submitting time and task progress, as well as the flexibility to run the system using freeform tracking method that allows user to decide what to report and can even provide flexibilty with reporting periods.
6. Server and Administration: The investment area include ease of deployment and upgrade, as well as the integration into the SharePoint service architecture. In addition to that Microsoft added Department fields for system-wide data filtering. It also provides now more robust mechanism for allowing users to take action in the systemon behalf of other users called Delegates.
7. Enhanced Project Management: Includes providing the ability for light weight project management tasks without the requirement for the Project client, providing the ability to publish project to SharePoint sites rather than Project Server, and enabling better project schedule collaboration.
8. Project Management in Enterprise: Making it easier for users to create, save and publish a project by providing a server- based method to complement the client tool and by enhancing resource management capabilities.