The features are the following:
Performance: The new driver is more faster to export projects from CA PPM to MSP and viceversa, you will see the difference with project with a higher number of tasks.
Better Troubleshooting: New driver works with an XML file to export/import files, this allows in case of issues track in a better way what is passing and how is passing.
Custom Views: We no longer will save custom views in the MPP file. If a user adds a column or is using a custom view specific to an mpp file. Save views to your Global.mpt
Support New Features: We now support Elapsed duration, PPM auto-numbering, Support of Lookups—not just Charge Codes.
MSP Tool Bar: The progress dialog is now displayed in the lower right corner on the Microsoft Project toolbar.
Resource Pools: They are no longer available for master projects. All resources are found on the master resource sheet.