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Project Online Professional

Schedule efficiently

Familiar automated scheduling tools help reduce inefficiencies and training time. Multiple timelines make it easier to visualize complex schedules.

Make smart decisions

Built-in reports help project stakeholders visualize data to gain insights across projects and make more informed decisions.

Boost collaboration

Seamless integration with collaboration tools like Skype for Business and Yammer encourages teamwork and ultimately produces better project results.

Manage resources with ease

Resource management tools help you build project teams, request needed resources, and create more efficient schedules.

 

Features

 Smart setup

Fast startup
The Getting Started screen walks you through basic capabilities, like linking tasks and creating a timeline, to help you get up to speed fast.

Best-in-class templates
Use one of the many pre-built templates from within Project client and on Office.com to get access to best-in-class project plans.

Intuitive search
Use the Tell Me search bar—standard across most Office products—to quickly find useful features in Project so you can work more efficiently.

 Powerful scheduling

Familiar charts
Built for professional project managers, Project client offers familiar tools, like Gantt charts, to help you easily create schedules and reduce training time.

Smart automation
Reduce inefficiencies with automated features. Auto-populate start and end dates based on dependencies, and use the Task Inspector to identify more efficient task and resource arrangements.

Multiple timelines
Built-in multiple timelines help you visually represent complex schedules and understand all aspects of a project. Easily share timelines using familiar Office tools like PowerPoint.

Intuitive baselines
You can use baselines to help decision makers track and compare actual progress to the original project plan.

 Optimized task management

Visualized relationships
Task path highlighting in Gantt charts helps you understand the relationship among tasks and identify which are most critical to the project’s success.

What-if planning
Set tasks to “inactive” and run what-if scenarios to determine the best-fit assignments without re-creating your entire project plan.

Synchronized task lists
With task list synchronization, team members can update their assignments in SharePoint, and the data will appear in Project client.

 Resource management

Optimized resources
The Resource Engagement (requires Project Online Premium or Project Server) feature lets project managers formally request specific resources. The Team Planner helps you identify and fix potential resourcing issues that could impact the schedule.

 Integrated collaboration

Skype for Business
Integrated communication tools like Skype for Business make it easy to collaborate using voice, video, or chat within Project, eliminating the need to switch between apps.

Connected apps
Easily copy information from Project and paste it into familiar Office applications like PowerPoint and Word. And OneDrive for Business provides handy storage for project artifacts.

Collaborative workspaces
Create a dedicated project site to share information—status updates, conversations, and project timelines—so team members stay informed.

Better decision-making

Project reports
Powerful built-in reports, like Burndown and Resource Overview, can help you gain insights, communicate information to stakeholders, and achieve results.

 Office Store

Office add-ins

Visit the new Office Store to get Office add-ins that extend the functionality of Project to solve unique business and project problems.

 Simplified IT


Click-to-run
Streaming technology lets you quickly install Project client over the Internet, on internal networks, through local file systems, or from offline media.

Always up to date
Like other Office 365 solutions, Project client provides automatic updates. So you’re always current with the latest tools and features, reducing the burden on IT.

Multiple installations
Team members can install Project client on up to five PCs, so they can access project plans from wherever they’re working.

Multi-tenancy support
Run isolated instances of the service independent of each other. Separate IT and PMO settings allow each side to manage its own settings.

Reliable service
Microsoft PPM comes with a 99.9% uptime guarantee, as well as best-in-class data back-up, disaster recovery, and globally redundant data centers.

World-class compliance
Microsoft PPM complies with various industry-specific standards, including ISO 27001, EU Model Clauses, HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA), and FISMA.

Active Directory sync
Add resources quickly and reliably with enhanced Active Directory synchronization, reducing the time spent on administrative tasks.

24/7 support
With 24/7 IT support, Project helps keep your business up and running and frees up IT to work on more strategic initiatives.

Custom programmability
Your IT team can tap into robust application architecture and create custom functionality with a readily available software development kit (SDK).

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between Project Online and Project Server 2016?

Project Online is a multi-tenant online project and portfolio management (PPM) service delivered through BeMo or Office 365. Project Server 2016 is a hosted project and portfolio management (PPM) solution enabled for extensive line-of-business integration and customization.

What are the supported web browsers for Project Online and Project Server 2016?

Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 8, FireFox 10, Safari 5, and Google Chrome 17.

Does Project Server 2016 hosted by BeMo include SharePoint Server 2016?

Yes, Project Server 2016 hosted by BeMo does include SharePoint Server 2016. Can previous versions of Project Server coexist with the Project Server 2016 on one machine? Project Server 2016 cannot coexist with previous versions of Project Server. Contact BeMo for more information about upgrade and migration planning.

Where can I find more resources about Project Online or Project Server 2016?

Many resources are available online:

General information

Get Started with Project Online

IT Professional (TechNet)

Developer (MSDN)

How can I access Project Web App (PWA)?

You can access PWA through a supported browser and also with Project Professional 2016 or Project Pro for Office 365 when connected to Project Server 2016.