We offer consulting and contracting to organisations in need of expert advice and implementation support for Microsoft Project, Project Online and related technologies, including SharePoint, Power BI and Power Query, O365 Planner and Microsoft Teams.

We’ve developed a Project App that allows you to export project tasks to your Outlook calendar, either as appointments or meeting requests.  Project 2 Outlook allows you to easily see your tasks in Outlook and therefore on your phone or tablet.   Get a trial version of the software here.

We can offer bespoke or standard training courses for organisations who need to upskill their users to effectively use Microsoft Project in order to plan, track and manage their projects.  We also provide training for Project Online administration and PowerBI.

Ben is the sole author of Project 2013 Plain & Simple, a full colour visual guide that makes Microsoft Project 2013 plain and simple!  The book is full of easy steps and screenshots and clear concise language to learn the simplest ways to effectively manage your projects!

Pluralsight provide on demand video training courses of the highest quality for business and technology professionals. Ben is proud to write, deliver and produce courses for Pluralsight. If you need an on demand course on Project, look no further!

Ben blogs semi frequently on Project, Project Online and PowerBI with a focus on real life scenarios and demystifying the use of these technologies. If you’re using Project, Project Online or PowerBI then you subscribe to his blog.


Applepark Ltd was set up by Ben Howard in 2003 in order to provide Microsoft Project deployment and consultancy services, directly to end users and Microsoft Partners. Since 2007 Ben has worked for many clients configuring, implementing, training and deploying solutions based around Microsoft’s Project, Project Online, SharePoint and PowerBI technologies.  Ben’s implementation and training ethos is based around real world and pragmatic solutions, and this is borne out in his many successful implementations of Project Online.


Ben has been a Microsoft Project MVP since 2009 , as well as having a raft of Microsoft qualifications and is a PRINCE2 practitioner.  He’s lucky enough to present at various Microsoft sponsored events and blogs semi frequently here!  Ben has also produced various video courses on Project, Project Server, Power Query and general project management theory which are published by Pluralsight, and is the sole author of Microsoft Project Plain & Simple.


Ben is also active presenting in the Microsoft Project User Group (MPUG) and produces and sells the highly acclaimed Project to Outlook (P2O) add-in.

If you are looking for expert advice and support for implementing Project Online please contact me today.


Ben is fully certified with the following qualifications; Microsoft Technology Specialist; Microsoft Certified Trainer; Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), PRINCE2.


View my MVP Profile here