Keep projects on track with Project 2013

Microsoft Project helps you plan and manage complex projects efficiently. Explore the many features and support options for Project 2013, and get tips for getting started quickly and working with templates, charts, reports, and more.

Would you like to be more productive with Project? With Project Online Professional, you can get all the new features in Project Professional 2016 on up to five PCs per user. With a Project Online subscription, you get regular feature and security updates, integration with Office 365 services, 24/7 support, and more.

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Streamline project management and stay organized with Microsoft Project


Release and support

Project 2013 was released in January 2013, and extended support ends April 2023. You can find more release and support information in the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy.

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Get help with Project

Visit the Office support site for videos, training, and help topics for Microsoft Project. Join the Office community to ask a question or start a discussion.

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Learn what’s new

Stay on top of Project news in the Project Blog. Read about feature updates and get tips for managing projects effectively and staying productive.

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Project 2013 features and highlights

New ways to display data

  • A new set of customizable report templates help you create colorful, professional reports without having to export data to another program.
  • New graphics and formatting capabilities replace the “walls of data” seen in previous versions.
  • Burndown reports give you at-a-glance access to your project’s planned work, completed work, and remaining work as lines on a graph.

Improved features

  • Set task and project dates up to 12/31/2149—a whole century longer than previous versions.
  • Export Project reports, timelines, or data to other Office programs, and take advantage of the sharing feature that lets you join online meetings and share your Office files from any supported device.
  • If you have Lync 2010 or later installed, you can start an IM session, email, or phone call without leaving Project. Just hover over a name to get started.

What’s new in Project 2016 + Office 365

Project Online Professional includes all the project-management features in Project Professional 2016—as an always up-to-date cloud-based product subscription.

Collaborate with ease

Copy and paste project information into familiar Office apps like Word and PowerPoint. Seamless integration with tools like Skype for Business makes it easy to collaborate and improve project results.

Multiple installations

Install the Project client on up to five PCs and access your project plans from wherever you’re working.

Get answers as you work

The Tell Me feature in Project 2016 makes it easier to find commands and features. Just type what you want to do in the Tell me box. Click the answer, and it will do as you ask.

Stay up to date

With an active Office 365 subscription, you’ll always get the latest tools and features automatically with regular security and feature updates.

Compare Project 2013 and Project Online Professional with Office 365

Comparison of features of Project 2013 and Project Online Professional

Project features

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Project 2013 features

FeatureResource engagement

Gain better control over resources and make sure they are being used effectively across your organization.

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FeatureTell Me

Enter words and phrases related to actions or features you want to use in Project and get answers fast.

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FeatureMultiple timelines

Get a clearer picture of the work involved in a project with multiple timelines, each with different start and end dates.

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FeatureResource capacity heat maps

Enable at-a-glance visualization of resource usage with new intuitive reports and heat maps.

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FeatureAlways up to date

Always have the latest version of Project features and services with regular updates.

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Project 2013 resources

Download Office 2013

Download and install Office 2013 using an existing product key.

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Project 2013 help topics

Find user guides, training, and other support for Project 2013.

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