The new generation of Microsoft Project is here! Project for the web is Microsoft's most recent offering for cloud-based work and project management. It provides simple, powerful work management capabilities to meet most needs and roles. Project for the web can be used by project managers and team members to easily plan and manage work of any size. And because Project is part of the Microsoft 365 family, project teams can save time and do more with built-in connections to familiar apps like Microsoft Teams and Office.
Existing Project Online subscriptions are not going away. With the new release of Project for the web, Project Online Professional and Project Online Premium subscriptions have been renamed to Project Plan 3 and Project Plan 5, respectively. If you have either of these subscriptions, you will automatically get access to the Project for the web (Project Plan 1).
Project Online and Project for the web are separate applications that can be used side-by-side. Because the new technology will be made available to you along with your current subscriptions, you can use them both and decide when to incorporate Project for the web into your business.
- Continue to manage existing projects to completion in your existing Project Online environment.
- Create and manage new projects in Project for the web once it meets your business needs.
Project for the web is built on the Microsoft Common Data Service Apps (CDS) platform and is deeply integrated with Office 365. This is a complete redesign of the product and its base architecture is meant to address the changing needs of work management. CDS will allow Project to easily integrate with other tools and systems like SharePoint, PowerApps, Power BI, Microsoft Flow, Office 365 and Dynamics 365.
Project Online will continue to receive key performance & security improvements but new innovation will focus on Project for the web. As the roadmap for future changes rolls out, we are here to help you decide how those changes will impact your business and how you manage changes to your environment.