Mar 05 2020 11:17 PM
Mar 05 2020 11:17 PM
I have seen the new advertised microsoft project..but I am a bit confused.
The look and feel of the workspace is great, however, if I buy the latest project pro, will I get this look and feel?
In short, is Project plan 3 or 5, the same as project pro?
If not, how are they integrated?
Thank you in advance..
Mar 06 2020 02:06 AM
Hi, Microsoft renamed Project Online Professional last year to Project Plan 3 and Project Online Premium to Project Plan 5. There is also a new Project Plan 1 which combines some features from these plans but without the desktop program and some other missing features.
“Project Plan 1 is for teams that need the essential capabilities of managing task-oriented projects like assigning tasks and dependencies and scheduling and tracking project work using lists, boards, and timelines. At just $10 per user per month, this subscription is an ideal way to get started with Project.”
There is a comparison here:
The original announcement about the new Project is here
My understanding is you need any of these three plans for the new Project experience.
If your looking for more details, this is worth a look:
Hope that helps.
Mar 06 2020 04:31 AM
Mar 06 2020 05:00 AM
My take on this is your getting features that you would otherwise need Project Server for, all wrapped up in online service and subscription, a bit like what Exchange Online is for Outlook. This actually explains it better:
To be clear, Project Online is NOT a web-based version of Project Professional. Project Online is an entirely separate service that offers full portfolio and project management tools on the web. It includes Project Web App, and can, depending on your subscription, also include Project Online Desktop Client, which is a subscription version of Project Professional.
You can connect to Project Online with these requirements:
Project Professional 2016
Project Professional 2019
Project Online Desktop Client (subscription version included with the appropriate Project Online plans)
Internet Explorer: The most current or immediately previous version.
Microsoft Edge: The most current version.
Safari, Chrome, or Firefox: The most current version.
Mar 06 2020 05:54 AM
You'll only get the 'new Project' as a web online service integrated with Office 365 through a Project subscription plan, nothing much changes in the desktop app though as best I can tell.
Mar 06 2020 06:05 AM
Mar 06 2020 08:42 PM
May 27 2020 05:40 PM
@Dawas530I've been trying to conceptualise an improved PMO capability within our business that uses MS Project and also slots into MS Teams & Planner. The current confusing suite of Project Web, Project Online, Project Client...
You can link a project task to a Planner Plan, but only from the desktop app (I think?) and the project needs to be published first, but there's no Publish option. Seriously looking forward to having Project integrated with Office 365.