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Drive portfolio value

Smart online tools help you strategically evaluate and optimize your project portfolio to maximize its value and deliver on business goals. 

Improve project outcomes

Robust tools for scheduling, time and task management, and resource assignments help you optimize project plans to deliver better results.

Boost collaboration

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

Make smarter decisions

Built-in reports and BI tools let you visualize data to gain insights across projects, programs, and portfolios, and make more informed decisions.


 Robust portfolio management

Simplified ideation
Enable teams to submit project ideas with Office apps like Outlook and SharePoint, so you can capture portfolio suggestions from all organization levels.

Strategic alignment
Compare project ideas against business objectives to evaluate competing requests, eliminate misaligned initiatives, and streamline project initiation.

Portfolio optimization
Run optimization scenarios based on specific factors, like budget and resource requirements, to select a portfolio of projects that delivers the most value.

Powerful reporting
Immediately gather insights about selected portfolios using point-and-click reporting capabilities and summary dashboards.

 Enterprise resource management

Consolidated view
Consolidate all your potential project resources into a single view so that resource managers can compare resources across standardized data to build best-fit teams.

Optimized resources
The Resource Engagement feature lets a resource manager respond to resource requests depending on availability across the portfolio.

 Smart design

Intuitive start screen
Visual tiles make it easy to navigate the PPM solution and identify the important steps in managing your project portfolio.

Familiar interface
Delivered through Office 365, Microsoft PPM includes familiar Office capabilities that teams will quickly recognize, reducing training time.

Anytime, anywhere access
Teams can use their favorite devices and web browsers to view, edit, submit, and collaborate on project, portfolio, and everyday work.

Integrated workflows
Project teams can easily import workflows into PPM, helping improve governance and control.

 Efficient project management

Mobile time and task entry
Improved time and task entry lets team members submit updates from most browsers. Project managers get instant visibility to make informed decisions faster.

Optimal resource use
Built-in resource management features let you systematically handle resource requests. Intuitive heat maps help you forecast and manage resource use.

Multiple timelines
Built-in multiple timelines help you effectively represent complex schedules and understand all aspects, or just specific slices, of a project.

 Integrated collaboration

Real-time communications
Integrated communication tools like Skype for Business enable project team members to collaborate using voice, video, or chat from within Project.

Greater visibility
Use a SharePoint site to share project calendars and task updates. Teams can also send task notifications via email, and store project files in OneDrive for Business.

Collaborative social feeds
Dedicated Yammer newsfeeds in SharePoint are useful for communicating with colleagues in real-time on project details using enterprise social capabilities.

 Better decision-making

Project reports
Use one of the built-in, customizable reports, like Burndown and Resource Overview, to gain insights, communicate information to stakeholders, and achieve results.

Powerful BI
Gain valuable insights into projects, programs, and portfolios using flexible, self-service business intelligence tools through Excel Services and Power BI.

LOB integration
Native OData lets you quickly aggregate project data from other line-of-business (LOB) systems for advanced reporting.

 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

Always up to date
As an online service, Microsoft PPM is always current with the latest tools, features, and updates, so IT won’t have to worry about costly upgrades.

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

24/7 support
With 24/7 IT support from Microsoft, PPM service helps you keep your business up and running and frees up IT to work on more important things.

Low-cost solution
Microsoft PPM requires no upfront infrastructure costs and offers flexible subscription plans, helping you keep your technology costs low.

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

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

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.

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

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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.