Project Online – A Proven Microsoft Cloud Service

Powerful Project Portfolio Management in the Cloud

As an integral part of Office 365, the cloud-based Microsoft Office solution, Project Online, provides almost all project and portfolio management functions via your browser. This cloud-based solution offers many of the features and benefits of the locally installed Project Server 2016/2013.

Overview of the projects in the Project Center with the practical Timeline in Microsoft Project Online (click to enlarge)
Project Online

Project Online Professional

Project Online Professional is the cloud version of Microsoft Project Professional. It can be used as a standalone tool but also in connection with Project Server “on-premises” or Project Online. There is no classic installation. Instead, it is drawn and updated from the Microsoft Cloud. This is important, as new functions are made available in Project Online on a regular basis. Those functions can only be used with this version of the software.

Project Online – The Cloud Solution

As a component of Office 365, Project Online is a service provided by Microsoft in the cloud. The range of functions corresponds to Microsoft Project Server. However, Project Online is continuously extended with new functions (see Project Online Roadmap). You can subscribe to Project Online as required. You will not need your own server infrastructure at your company. The users connect their desktop application directly to the service running in the cloud. Or they access the Project Web App directly from their browser.

Project Online Tools Comparison

Read more about the detailed advantages of using Project Online (compared to working with Project Online Professional Client alone).

Microsoft Project Online Versions and their Target Audiences

Office 365 Service  Target Audience
Project Online Essentials
(former Project Lite, only with Project Online Professional/Premium)

  For team members, project participants, business decision-makers
Project Online Professional
(former Project for Office 365)

For project managers, program managers
Project Online Premium
(former Project Online,
with/without Project for Office 365)

For project managers, resource managers, PMO, business decision-makers

Important news dated September 28th, 2018:
Microsoft unveils product roadmap for project and portfolio management (PPM) – New “Project” Service announced.
Read more about the New “Project” Service in this blog article.
(The article will be constantly updated.)

Project Online functionalities according to version (click image to enlarge)
Project Online functionalities according to version

Benefits of Project Online

  • Delivers full Project Portfolio Management (PPM) capabilities including demand management, portfolio management, resource management and reporting
  • Users can work on important portfolio planning tasks as well as monitor and plan projects – from their browser
  • Create workflows with SharePoint Online  
  • Facilitate easy collaboration and communication in project teams
  • Users can check the status of a project anytime using online dashboards and mobile devices
  • Portfolio managers, project managers, and team members can access Project Online from anywhere with an Internet connection.
  • Work mobility with Project Online’s smartphone functionality
  • All operational maintenance is handled through the Project Online service
  • No upfront infrastructure costs and licenses are purchased as per user basis
  • Robust disaster recovery capability, globally redundant back-ups, and extensive privacy features. Filters help protect users against spam and viruses
  • Microsoft offers guaranteed uptimes and support on a 24/7 basis
  • A good overview of possibilities and benefits is given on this Microsoft page about Project Online

TPG Apps for Microsoft Project Available in the Office Store

The MS Office Store offers small programs based on SharePoint and Microsoft Project 2016/2013 for download as required including three apps by TPG: TPG MTA Chart, TPG Risk Chart and TPG WBS Chart.

The Fast Route Toward Your Project Online Environment

You would like to introduce Project Online quickly and yet be on the safe side? In that case, TPG QuickStart is the right approach for you. In a matter of weeks you will have the online system at your disposal – including a few extras in the package – at a fixed price.

Microsoft Project Cloud Service License Fees

(Note: All information is subject to change. With an Enterprise Agreement, prices may vary.)

Project Online Premium (former Project Online)

$55.00 / £34.30 / €46.40 per month per user (Microsoft Source)
Tip: Request your free Project Online trial system provided by TPG

Project Online Professional (former Project for Office 365)

$30.00 / £18.70 / €25.30 per month per user (Microsoft Source)
Tip: 30 days test version free of charge available online here

Project Online Essentials (former Project Lite)

$7.00 / £4.40 / €5.90 per month per user (Microsoft Source)

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