Project available as 3 flexible cloud services through Office 365

We’re proud to announce the availability of Microsoft Project as a flexible cloud service, delivered by Office 365. For the first time, customers can sign up for flexible plans, get started quickly and use the full capabilities of project and portfolio management without adding IT complexity.

There are 3 Project cloud services to choose from:

Project Online

Project Online is a flexible online solution for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work. With a convenient subscription and delivery through Office 365, Project Online enables organizations to get started, prioritize project portfolio investments and deliver the intended business value—from virtually anywhere on nearly any device.

Project Pro for Office 365

Project Pro for Office 365 delivers the latest version of Project Professional as a subscription through Office 365. Your software is automatically kept up to date (with options for customizable policies) and users on the go can work from the computer of their choice by streaming the complete desktop client with Project on Demand. Keep deployments simple, benefit from flexible options, and enjoy integration with other Office 365 services like Lync and SharePoint.

Project Online with Project Pro for Office 365

Project Online with Project Pro for Office 365 is an all-in-one subscription which delivers the full spectrum of project management capabilities – from task management for teams to project management to project portfolio planning. Now you can have the best of our suite of project management solutions in a single cloud service, without IT overhead and the ability to easily scale from just a few users to your entire organization.

Now that you can get Project virtually anywhere, through Office 365 cloud services, team members can manage their tasks as easily as pressing a check box on their smartphone browser and managers can check reports on the go with just a swipe on their wirelessly connected tablet device.

Collaboration is smooth and effective with Project Team Sites on SharePoint, where colleagues can share documents, comment in newsfeeds, and keep up to date on team tasks and deliverables with the Team Timeline. Real-time communication comes via Lync integration, making it simple to see a team member’s status, open a chat dialog, or even initiate a phone call or video conference. Reports are more clean, clear, and easy to create right out of the box than ever before.

Ease your IT management headaches with Project delivered through Office 365. Microsoft offers excellent security, guaranteed uptime, and additional benefits so that businesses can gain efficiency and scale without losing focus on core competencies.

We invite you to visit our new website to learn more about Project, and hope that you’ll contact your nearest Project partner to make arrangements for a live demonstration. It’s our pleasure to share our new products with you and we look forward to maintaining innovative and robust services to meet your project management and project portfolio management needs.

–Mark Sargeant, Product Marketing Manager