reposted from project team blog
In Project 2010, we made a big update to AutoFilter in the client. Now from the column header you can sort, filter on, and group by the field. Essentially there are four zones:
Sorting: Depending on the type of field, you can sort alphabetically, numerically, or chronologically.
AutoFilter is on by default in Project 2010. If you aren’t seeing it, you can turn it on by going to View tab – Filter dropdown – and selecting Display AutoFilter.
You can tell an AutoFilter is applied since the column header displays the funnel shape . Additionally, the Status Bar displays “AutoFilter Applied” and if you hover over it, you can see which fields are affected: