Project management consultants ProjectWizards today announced the public beta release of Merlin 2.5. The biggest new feature of Merlin 2.5 is its multi-user capability. “We recognize that project management is a collaborative effort; now Merlin 2.5 enables project managers to work together to get real-time feedback on their projects, not only in a local area network but also over the Internet,” says ProjectWizards’ CEO Frank Blome. Version 2.5 boasts over 100 new features, Blome says. From the addition of networking capability to the freedom to assign dedicated user- or group-defined access rights to dynamic planning and even bi-directional synchronization with iCal, Merlin 2.5 makes project management a collaborative event, as opposed to a single project manager’s task.