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Project Online Essentials1


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Start quickly and manage projects easily via the web browser.

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Execute projects with ease with familiar scheduling tools through your choice of the web browser or desktop client.

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Optimize your project portfolio to prioritize initiatives and get the results you want through your choice of the web browser or desktop client.

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Feature name
Product feature      

Project Home

Starting in a centralized view, create new projects easily, quickly access important, top-of-mind projects, or open projects most recently worked on.

Included
Included
Included

Grid view

Plan and manage projects, using an ordered list of tasks.

Included
Included
Included

Board view

Visually track project tasks for better workflow and status, using out-of-box and custom task boards.

Included
Included
Included

Timeline (Gantt) view

Track and understand dates, assignments and the relationships of project tasks in visual timeline view.

Included
Included
Included

Collaboration and communication

Work together on projects, using Microsoft Teams.

Included
Included
Included

Coauthoring

Work together with stakeholders and team members to edit and update task lists, project schedules, and more simultaneously.

Included
Included
Included

Project planning and scheduling

Includes familiar scheduling tools to assign project tasks to team members and use different views like Grid, Board, and Timeline (Gantt chart) to oversee the schedule.

Included
Included
Included

Reporting

Use pre-built reports to track progress on your projects, resources, programs, and portfolios.

Included
Included
Included

Roadmap

Build visual, interactive roadmaps by aggregating different project types across your organization for visibility.

Read-only access

Included
Included

Timesheet submission2

Capture project and nonproject time spent on payroll, invoicing, and other business tasks.

  Included

Included
Included

Resource management

Define the project team, request resources for the project, and assign project tasks to those resources.

Not Included

Included
Included

Desktop client

Use fully installed, up-to-date Project desktop app. One license covers up to five PCs per person.

not included

Included

On up to 5 PCs

Included

On up to 5 PCs

Portfolio selection and optimization

Model different portfolio scenarios to determine the best path by weighing project proposals against strategic business drivers.

not included

not included

Included

Demand management

Capture and evaluate project ideas from anywhere in the organization through a standardized process.

not included

not included

Included

Enterprise resource planning and management

View and compare how resources are used across projects to optimize assignments.

not included

not included

Included

Apps included*3

Choose the plan that best suits your organization’s project management needs.

Project for the web

Project Online Essentials2

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Project for the web

Project Online

Project Online desktop client

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Project for the web

Project Online

Project Online desktop client

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* Prices shown are per month. If you are a global or billing administrator, an annual commitment is required to purchase online. You can choose to pay monthly or annually. Within the Microsoft 365 admin center, global and billing administrators can choose either annual or monthly commitment plans. All others may purchase a monthly subscription online.
1. For frequently asked questions about Project including Project Online Essentials, visit the frequently asked questions page.
2. Plan 1 includes Project Online Essentials capabilities in addition to Project for the web. See the Project Online section of the Project service description.
3. For more detailed information on the subscriptions, see the Project service description.