updated 12:05 pm EST, Mon November 14, 2005
FastTrack Schedule 9
AEC Software today began shipping , its project management software for both Microsoft Windows and Macintosh providing a re-designed interface and more direct integration with Microsoft Project, as well as other project management solutions. New features include project consolidation and enhanced linking functionality, publishing projects as iCalendars, direct exporting to iCal, and a larger library of pre-defined templates for a variety of project types. FastTrack Schedule 9 is available for $350, while upgrades from previous versions start at $150 (system requirements were unavailable).
The update offers project consolidation to combine multiple projects into a single master project file, enhanced linking in accordance with PMI practices, and the ability to directly open Microsoft Project .mpp files. New templates, tutorials, and example files accompany Mac OS X Spotlight support, as well as the ability to publish iCalendars to remote servers. FastTrack Schedule 9 offers enhanced XML and MPX support, the ability to capture and store multiple project baselines, and "AutoArchive," "AutoSave," and file properties with user-definable metadata and privacy preferences.