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Microsoft offers several versions of the Project application:


  • Project Standard – For Project Managers. Schedule projects and manage tasks. Copy and paste from Project to familiar Office applications like Word and PowerPoint. This version of Project is suitable if you are not an Office 365 Plan G3 subscriber. Install on one PC.

  • Project Professional – For Project Managers. Schedule projects and manage tasks and resources. Sync with SharePoint, with Project Server, or with Project Online. This version of Project is recommended if you are not an Office 365 Plan G3 subscriber. Install on one PC.

  • Project Pro for Office 365 – For Project Managers. Desktop Client with Cloud subscription; this product is always up-to-date with the latest available features. This version of Project is fully compatible with the Office 365 Productivity Suite applications and is the recommended version of Project for Office 365 Plan G3 subscribers. Manage tasks and resources; collaborate using Skype for Business presence and IM, and sync tasks with SharePoint, with Project Server, or with Project Online. You can install Project Pro for Office 365 on up to five (5) PCs and work from a computer of your choice!

  • Project Lite – For project team members. Manage tasks, submit timesheets, share documents, collaborate using Skype for Business presence, and sync tasks in SharePoint. This version of Project cannot be installed as a stand-alone product. It is an add-on that can only be used for projects managed with Project Online or Project Server.

  • Project Server – For the Project Management Office or for Executives wishing to manage portfolio selection and optimization, demand management, and timesheets. Requires an on-premises server installation. Is also available as a Service from ISD – integrated with the ISD on-premises SharePoint environment. Contact the ISD Application Support Team to learn more about Project Server.

  • Project Online – For the Project Management Office or for Executives. Project Online is a Cloud subscription; a flexible online solution for project portfolio management (PPM). Manage tasks and resources, share documents, collaborate using Skype for Business presence, and sync tasks in SharePoint. Quickly promote a SharePoint Online task list to an enterprise project in Project Online. Create workflows using Visio or SharePoint Designer. Work from virtually anywhere and on nearly any device with Project Online web-based portal.

To purchase a license for any of these products, contact your ISD CRM or the ISD Project Management Office. Many of these products must be purchased on the State Enterprise Agreement (EA) for Office 365 (managed by ISD). Do not purchase these products using Select, Select-Plus, or your agency EA without first consulting with ISD.

To purchase a license for Visio for Office 365, contact your ISD CRM or the ISD Project Management Office. This product must be purchased on the State Enterprise Agreement (EA) for Office 365 (managed by ISD). Do not purchase this product using Select, Select-Plus, or your agency EA without first consulting with ISD.
See the Office 365 Training Sharepoint page for instructions by clicking here.
Yes! Your account can quickly and easily be upgraded to the feature-filled G3 plan. Contact your CRM to learn more or to request an upgrade.
ISC, our partner for Exchange on-line migration, has provided us training resources for Office 365 that can be found by clicking here. Training is also available from Microsoft as well - https://support.office.com.