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Frequently asked questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions about Project, including Project Online, Project Online with Project Professional for Office 365, Project Professional, and Project Standard.

Project Management (Desktop)

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Windows 7 or later is required to install Project Professional 2016.

Internet Explorer 8 or higher, and latest version in-market of Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

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

You can install Project Professional for Office 365 on up to 5 PCs.

Project plans from earlier versions of Project can be used in the new Project providing users all the benefits of new product or service. To avoid compatibility issues when sharing your new Project files with Project 2007 users, save your project as a Project 2007 file format. (Note – Project 2016, 2013, and 2010 share the same file format.)

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The core features of the two products are identical. Project Professional has a perpetual license—once activated, the software will not expire. Project Professional for Office 365 requires an active Office 365 subscription.

Project Portfolio Management (PPM)

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Project Online is our new online project and portfolio management (PPM) service delivered through Office 365 and Project Server 2016 is our on -premise project and portfolio management (PPM) product.

Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 8, FireFox 10, Safari 5, Google Chrome 17.

You can access P W A through Project Online or Project Online with Project Professional for Office 365. Or, if you have Project Server 2016, you can access P W A with Project Professional 2016 when connected to Project Server 2016 or a client access license (C A L).

Project Server 2016 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 2016 does not include SharePoint Server 2016. However, you need to install SharePoint 2016 before you install Project Server 2016. More information about hardware and software requirements for Project Server is available on Microsoft TechNet.

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