Managing projects in the cloud just got easier with Project Online

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Office 365 Project OnlineManaging project just got easier

OverviewAlmost like clockwork, Microsoft releases a new service or app across its Office 365 offering, giving users more productivity and collaboration tools and services. Well look at the different options related to Office 365 Project Online which is essentially Project Server in the cloud. What was once reserved as an on-premise Enterprise application built on SharePoint is now available as part of the Office 365 family of apps.

Office 365 Project Online (MSPO)This is Microsofts entry into a hosted Project Server solution.Project Server in the cloud.Easier to manage and distribute project, resource and assignment informationOpens up opportunities to share information outside corporate firewalls

Project Professional (Cloud-based vs On Premise):Project Professional is the scheduling engineOnly necessary to those doing the heavy liftingSubscription and non-subscription is how you pay for itThe Project Standard version does not connect to Project Server or Project Online

Project Web App (PWA)The front end to Project Server or Project OnlineUsers browse to and are authenticated when connecting to PWAPWA means the same thing with regards to Project Online and Project Server

Project Online EssentialsAs a role based environment Project Essentials is reserved for team membersThese users will only need access to PWAProject Lite users will have access to assignments, status reports and important site information

Project Server 2016 (On-Premise)The on premise version of Microsofts Project and Portfolio Management SolutionBuilt on SharePoint Enterprise 2016Uses its own unique database for project, resource and site management

Project Server 2016 PWASeparate end-user license for accessing PWAEach user will need a license for PWAProject Managers running Project Professional already have an inherent license for connecting to PWA