Step 1: Sign up for Project Online

Get set up

Step 1: Sign up for Project Online
Step 2: Add people to Project Online
Step 3: Set up shop in Project Online

First, subscribe to Project Online

Sign up

Start from scratch   

New to Office 365? Start here!

Sign up for Project Online

Add Project Online to Office 365   

If you already have an Office 365 account, you may be able to add Project Online to that account by choosing Activate offers from the left menu on the Office 365 admin center under Billing. Learn more.

Got team members who won’t need to use everything in Project Online?    Try giving these users a Project Lite plan instead! This plan will save you some money on licensing for people who will only use Project Online for things like turning in timesheets and viewing projects. What can team members do with the Project Lite plan?

Next, make sure you can get in!

Add user

It may seem a little backwards, but after you sign up, the first thing you should do is make sure your account is assigned a Project Online license. Some accounts are and some aren't.

To check if you're assigned a license:   

  1. Choose Users > Active Users from the left menu on the Office 365 admin center.

  2. Choose your account.

  3. Confirm that the Project Online is listed under Product licenses.

Even if, as the administrator, you don't actually plan to use Project Online, the only way you'll be able to see that Project Online is, in fact, included in your Office 365 account is by giving yourself a license to use it. You can go back in later and remove your license to free it up for another user, if needed.

Be patient...

Wait

It takes a while for Project Online to finish getting set up. Go have a cup of coffee or catch up on email. Setup will generally be done within 30 minutes to an hour, but it can sometimes take longer (or shorter!). Don’t panic if yours is taking longer!

When you come back to check on setup, refresh the page. If you see Project listed in the app launcher App launcher button , you’re ready to go!

Tip:  Need more than one Project Online site? You can set up as many as you need.

NEXT STEP...

Next, learn about Step 2: Add people to Project Online.

Step 1: Sign up for Project Online Step 2: Add people to Project Online Step 3: Set up shop in Project Online

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