Frequently asked questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions about Project, including Project Online, Project Professional, and Project Standard.

Project Management (Desktop)


Windows 10 is required to install Project Professional 2019 or Project Standard 2019.

The current version of Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox.

The new Project SKUs are designed to run side-by-side with existing Project applications without the need to uninstall previous versions.

You can install Project Online Professional and Project Online Premium on up to 5 PCs.

Yes. You can use project plans from earlier versions of Project while reaping the benefits that Project 2019 has to offer.

Note – Project 2019, 2016, 2013, and 2010 share the same file format.

You can connect with us on the Project forums such as Project blog on Tech Community and UserVoice for Project.

The core features of the two products are identical. Project Professional is a perpetual license—once activated, the software will not expire. Project Online Professional requires an active subscription.

Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management


Project Online is our cloud-based project portfolio management service delivered through Office 365. Project Server 2019 is our on-premises project portfolio management product.

Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox (latest released version and immediate previous version), Apple Safari (latest released version), Google Chrome (latest released version).

You can access PWA through Project Online. Or, if you have Project Server 2019, you can access PWA with Project Professional 2019 when connected to Project Server 2019 or a client access license (CAL).

Project Server 2019 cannot co-exist with previous versions of Project Server. More information about upgrade and migration planning for Project Server is available on Microsoft TechNet.

No, Project Server 2019 does not include SharePoint Server 2019. It’s sold separately. However, you need to install SharePoint 2019 before you install Project Server 2019. More information about hardware and software requirements for Project Server is available on Microsoft TechNet.

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