We are pleased to announce the beginning of the rollout of Project, also known as Project for the web and formerly known as Project service. As announced at Ignite 2018, the release of Project for the web marks the next chapter for Microsoft Project. If you are an existing Project customer with either Project Online Professional or Project Online Premium subscriptions, Project for the web will be available in your Office 365 tenant, starting in October 2019. Any user with one of these subscriptions will get access to this new product.
Project for the web is available through two subscriptions: Project Online Professional and Project Online Premium. Each of these subscriptions also includes Project Online and Project Online desktop client. To understand which applications are provided in each of the available Project subscriptions and what capabilities each application offers see the Microsoft Project Service Description.
In the table above the number of checks () indicates the general level of capabilities provided by a plan. For example, for Project Online Premium provides more capabilities then Project Online Professional.
We will continue to offer Project Online Professional and Project Online Premium subscriptions at their current prices. All the new capabilities in our initial Project for the web release are available in both subscriptions so current subscribers can take advantage of the new capabilities at no additional cost.
Note that Project for the web is only available through Project subscriptions.
We will be providing the latest updates to Project products on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap. If you filter on "Project," you will easily be able to find upcoming and released features and capabilities. We will be carefully tracking user feedback and usage. You can be part of the conversation by participating in our Project Feedback Forum.
In this age of agile software development, rather than setting a specific date for specific features, we will regularly assess customer feedback and usage data for Project for the web to ensure we are delivering features that meet customer needs.
Will Project for the web be available in the Office 365 Government Community Cloud (GCC)?
We are committed to offering Project for the web in GCC. You can contact your Microsoft representative for more information.
What are the benefits of Project for the web for Microsoft Partners?
Existing Project partners, and any other Microsoft partners interested in expanding their business will benefit from this new platform for Project for the web. The adoption of the Microsoft Power Platform as the new platform moving forward opens a new set of opportunities enabled by Power BI, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, and the Common Data Service. We’re excited about the expansion of opportunities for partners, including training, app development, configuration services, adoption programs, and the ability to offer custom applications on AppSource, etc. We expect to see our Project Partner community transforming their current IP in the light of the new platform. You can learn more by joining our Yammer “Project Partners WW” group.
We recognize that many customers are using Project Server and many need to continue to use it for some users or geographies due to compliance and other requirements. We released Project Server 2019 at the end of 2018.
Here is the product lifecycle for Project Server:
At this point, we do not have information to share about future on-prem releases of Project.