What is Project for the web?

What is Project for the web?

Project for the web, formerly known as Project service, is Microsoft's most recent offering for cloud-based work and project management. Project for the web provides simple, powerful work management capabilities and can be used by project managers and team members to plan and manage work of any size.

Project for the web is the latest addition to the Microsoft Project product family, which includes Project Online Desktop Client, Project Online, Project Server, and Project desktop. Project for the web (or simply Project) is built on the Microsoft Power Platform and includes the following:

  • Project Home

  • Roadmap

  • A new project management experience that is easy-to-use, web-based, and especially created for informal project managers

How do I get Project for the web?

Project for the web is available in all three Project subscriptions:

  • Project Plan 1

  • Project Plan 3 (formerly Project Online Professional)

  • Project Plan 5 (formerly Project Online Premium)

Can I turn off Project for the web so my users can’t access it?

A Project admin can turn off Project for the web for individual users by turning off the service plans for the user. Note that turning off Project for the web will also turn off Roadmap for those users. 

When will Project for the web be available for France, South Korea, education (EDU), and Government Community Cloud (GCC)?

At this time, Project for the web is not offered for France, South Korea, education (EDU), and Government Community Cloud (GCC). However, we are committed to offering Project for the web to all our customers and making it available in the future. You can contact your Microsoft representative for more information or visit the Microsoft 365 Roadmap for upcoming updates and releases.

Compare Project for the web with Planner, Project Online, and Project Online desktop client

Feature

Planner

Project for the web

Project Online &
Project Online desktop client

Task management

Green tick

Green tick

Green tick

Board view

Green tick

Green tick

Green tick

Teams and assignments

Green tick

Green tick

Green tick

Grid view

Green tick

Green tick

Timeline view (Gantt)

Green tick

Green tick

Dependencies

Green tick

Green tick

Scheduling

Green tick

Green tick

Roadmaps

Green tick

Green tick

Advanced PM (baselines, critical path, and so on)

Green tick

Resource management

Green tick

Financial management

Green tick

Program and portfolio management

Green tick

See what you can do with Project for the web.

What is Project for the web built on?

Project for the web is built on the Microsoft Power Platform. The Power Platform consists of PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, Power BI, and the Common Data Service (CDS). Project for the web data is stored in CDS.

Microsoft Power Platform is a powerful, extensible platform for business processes and functions. By building core project management functionality on the Power Platform, we can leverage the power of this platform and deepen our interoperability with Dynamics 365.

Project for the web is also built on Office 365 Groups so it works with Office 365 tools you use already so you can collaborate with your teammates on projects.

Can I use Project for the web with Office 365 applications?

Yes. Project for the web is built on Office 365 Groups, so it works with any Office 365 tools you use to collaborate with your teammates on projects. For details on how to use Groups with Project for the web, see Share a project in Project for the web.

Can I give external users access to my Project for the web projects and tasks?

Not right now. We will regularly assess Project for the web customer feedback and usage data to make sure we're delivering features that meet customer needs. Make sure your voice is heard by posting on Project UserVoice.

When should I use Planner and when should I use Project for the web?

Planner will remain the right starting point for individuals and teams collaborating on tasks. Project for the web offers the perfect “grow-up” tool for individuals and teams using Planner who find they need things like a grid view, dependencies, scheduling, and a timeline (Gantt) view.

How do I find out about upcoming Project for the web features?

We'll post the latest Project updates on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap (under Filter, choose Products, then Microsoft Project). Here you will find upcoming and released features and capabilities. We will be carefully tracking user feedback and usage; make your voice heard by posting in the Project Feedback Forum.

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