One of the Microsoft bloggers has provided the software requirements to run the forthcoming version of Microsoft Project Server 2010, which is:
Project Server 2010 will be 64-bit only
Project Server 2010 will require 64-bit Windows Server 2008 or 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2
Project Server 2010 will require 64-bit SQL 2005 or 2008
Project Server 2010 will only support Internet Explorer 7 or 8 (IE 6 will not be supported nor other browsers)
What this effectively announces is that Project Server is aimed at the large enterprise organisation (over 1000 users), and that Microsoft will not be continuing with an enterprise project management (EPM) solution for the mid-market. I would see that as an indication that Microsoft believes it should be competing with Oracle’s recently acquired Primavera product, rather than with products like Sciforma’s PSNext.