Microsoft extends the capabilities of Microsoft Project with Project Server and Project Web Access. Microsoft Project Server stores project information in a central SQL Server database, protected from unauthorized access and corruption. A Project Administrator can control security defining users and access rights.
The Project Center supports reports across an organization at the project level. Managers can drill down into project details. Tasks, Projects and Resources can have Enterprise Custom Fields defined (similar to Custom Fields in the Microsoft Project desktop application).
The project manager needs to communicate project plans and to distribute task assignments to team members. The assignment of tasks can be distributed to team member home pages in Web Access. They need to communicate status and changes to keep the project manager up to date. Project Server supports electronic communication over the web via Web Access. Team members can update their tasks' status via Project Web Access and the My Tasks list or via a Time Sheet.