Project Service

Guest users are now supported by Project for the Web, enabling outside users to view or interact with projects depending on the license assigned.

Project for the Web can now provide a view of a project’s critical path, but the feature is limited to more expensive subscriptions.

Project for the Web is adding direct import of Microsoft Project (.mpp) files to help migration, but not all capabilities of Project Desktop are supported.

Client software for Project is changing as Microsoft focuses new development on Project for the Web, a hosted service and new Web client for simplified project management.

Illustration shows main services for task and project management.

Illustration shows main services for task and project management.

Task and project management development at Microsoft has coalesced around three online services.

Project for the Web, Microsoft’s new hosted project management service, has received regular updates since it became available with no plans to directly match Project Online.

Roadmap for Project for the Web, a hosted offering in Office 365 that provides Web-based project management capabilities; built on Power BI, PowerApps, and Power Automate, Project for the Web will eventually replace Project Online.

Illustration shows a screen shot of Project for the Web, a Microsoft-hosted Office 365 service for managing projects and tracking project tasks.