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Project Online Service Description

Office 365
 

Applies to: Office 365

Topic Last Modified: 2014-03-28

Microsoft offers flexible online service or on-premises solutions for project portfolio management (PPM) and for every day work.

Project management features are supported by using the Project desktop application; purchased either as a single download license for Project Professional 2013 or Office 365 customers can buy a monthly subscription license to Project Pro for Office 365.

Work management features are part of SharePoint Online in Office 365 and SharePoint Server 2013. Teams can easily create, assign and update tasks, add a timeline to their site and collaborate from nearly anywhere on nearly any device. The task information can be opened in Project Professional and Project Pro for Office 365 for additional project management rigor and reporting. The team tasks can also be imported into Microsoft’s PPM solutions for more advanced scenarios.

To learn more about Project Online, see Getting Started with Project Online.

To compare features across plans, see Office 365 service comparison.

To buy Project Pro for Office 365, see Project Pro for Office 365.

The following project management and project portfolio management offers are available:

  • Microsoft Project Online with Project Pro for Office 365   A flexible solution for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work. Delivered as a service by Microsoft, it enables organizations to get started quickly, prioritize project portfolio investments, and deliver the intended business value. Project Online enables team members to work and collaborate on their projects from anywhere with an Internet connection. This service includes Microsoft Project Pro for Office 365—for people who need full project management capabilities on the desktop and want to participate online from virtually anywhere on almost any device.

  • Microsoft Project Online   Includes all of the capabilities of Project Online with Project Pro for Office 365, but does not include Project Pro for Office 365.

  • Microsoft Project Pro for Office 365   Microsoft Project Pro for Office 365 is a monthly subscription service that instantly streams the most current version of the Project desktop app to your Windows PC. The service also installs updates seamlessly, simplifying IT management. Each subscription license allows up to five concurrent installations.

  • Microsoft Project Server 2013   A flexible on-premises solution for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work. Team members, project participants, and business decision makers can get started, prioritize project portfolio investments and deliver the intended business value from virtually anywhere. Requires SharePoint Server 2013, sold separately.

  • Microsoft Project Professional 2013   Gives you powerful new ways to effectively manage important projects. Unlock easy collaboration capabilities to quickly start and deliver winning projects while leveraging the power of Office 365 or SharePoint to work from virtually anywhere. Make communication instantaneous through seamless integration of Lync 2013 to call or instant message team members. Extend Project’s functionality with Apps for Office to meet your specific business needs. Unlike Microsoft Project Pro for Office 365, Project Professional is not a subscription product. This is a one-time purchase and install of the Project desktop application.

NoteNote:
If you have Project Online and SharePoint Online subscriptions, you can add Project Web App to a SharePoint Online site. Learn more about setting up Project Web App on an existing SharePoint Online site

The following tables compare Project feature availability across on-premises and online plans.

 

Feature

Project Server 2010 with Project Professional 2010

Project Server 2013 with Project Professional 2013

Project Online with Project Pro for Office 365

Active Directory integration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Service reliability

N/A

N/A

Yes

Office 365 Trust Center

N/A

N/A

Yes

Administration, Deployment, and Extensibility

Yes

Yes

Yes

Service updates

N/A

N/A

Yes

Getting Started

No

Yes

Yes

Click-to-Run

No

No

Yes

Project On Demand

No

No

Yes

Demand Management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Portfolio Analytics & Selection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Resource Management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Schedule Management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Financial Management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Time and Task Management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Collaboration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Issues and Risk Management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Reporting and Business Intelligence

Yes

Yes

Yes

Program Management

Yes

Yes

Yes

Project and Portfolio Management Partner Ecosystem

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Feature

Project Professional 2010

Project Professional 2013

Project Pro for Office 365

Microsoft Fluent user interface, the Ribbon

Yes

Yes

Yes

Contextual right-click menus

Yes

Yes

Yes

Online help

Yes

Yes

Yes

Zoom controls

Yes

Yes

Yes

Backstage™

Yes

Yes

Yes

Project templates

Yes

Yes

Yes

Identity management plus OneDrive

No

Yes

Yes

Start experience

No

Yes

Yes

Custom fields

Yes

Yes

Yes

Enhanced copy/paste across Microsoft Office applications

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automatic scheduling

Yes

Yes

Yes

User-controlled/Manual scheduling

Yes

Yes

Yes

Top down summary tasks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Placeholder text in Project Fields

Yes

Yes

Yes

Active/Inactive Tasks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multiple level undo

Yes

Yes

Yes

Budget planning

Yes

Yes

Yes

Manage non-working time

Yes

Yes

Yes

Gantt chart, calendar, and task sheet views

Yes

Yes

Yes

Network diagram view

Yes

Yes

Yes

Deadlines

Yes

Yes

Yes

Formulas and graphical indicators

Yes

Yes

Yes

Group and sort Project data

Yes

Yes

Yes

Filtering

Yes

Yes

Yes

Auto-complete

Yes

Yes

Yes

Add columns

Yes

Yes

Yes

Text wrap

Yes

Yes

Yes

Change highlighting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Formulas and graphical indicators

Yes

Yes

Yes

Baseline rollup

Yes

Yes

Yes

Master projects on SharePoint

No

Yes

Yes

Cross-project Critical Path

Yes

Yes

Yes

Calendar date extended to 2149

No

Yes

Yes

Work, Generic, and Material Resources

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cost resources

Yes

Yes

Yes

Team resources

Yes

Yes

Yes

Team Planner

Yes

Yes

Yes

Resource sheet and usage views

Yes

Yes

Yes

Resource leveling

Yes

Yes

Yes

Resource substitution

Yes

Yes

Yes

Timeline View

Yes

Yes

Yes

Reports

Yes

Yes

Yes

Compare project versions

Yes

Yes

Yes

Task inspector

Yes

Yes

Yes

Update progress

Yes

Yes

Yes

Task Path

No

Yes

Yes

PDF/XPS output

Yes

Yes

Yes

Presence with Lync

No

Yes

Yes

Create a Project site

No

Yes

Yes

Task List Sync to SharePoint

Yes

Yes

Yes

Publish Projects to Project Server/Project Online

No

Yes

Yes

Save a file to SharePoint

Yes

Yes

Yes

Click-to-Run

No

No

Yes

Project On Demand

No

No

Yes

Office Store

No

Yes

Yes

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