Get Started with Microsoft Project for the Web

Overview

Project for the Web is Microsoft's most recent offering for cloud-based work and project management. Project for the web provides simple, powerful work management capabilities and can be used by project managers and team members to plan and manage work of any size.

Project for the web is part of the Microsoft Project product family, and is built on the Microsoft Power Platform and includes the following:

  • Project Home
  • Roadmap
  • Project Management

 

Important
Microsoft Project for the Web is available on as an optional software license that departments may purchase for their employees (staff/faculty), and/or students as they deem appropriate. Departments are responsible for the annual per user license costs.

 

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Compare Project for the web with Planner, Project Online, and Project Online desktop client

Microsoft Project Comparison
Feature Planner Project for the web Project Online &
Project Online desktop client
Task Management Feature is available Feature is available Feature is available
Board view Feature is available Feature is available Feature is available
Teams and assignments Feature is available Feature is available Feature is available
Grid view   Feature is available Feature is available
Timeline view (Gantt)   Feature is available Feature is available
Dependencies   Feature is available Feature is available
Scheduling   Feature is available Feature is available
Roadmaps   Feature is available Feature is available
Advanced PM (baselines, critical path, and so on)     Feature is available
Resource management     Feature is available
Financial management     Feature is available
Program and portfolio management     Feature is available

 

Who Can Use Project for the Web

Microsoft Project for the Web is available on as an optional software license that departments may purchase for their employees (staff/faculty), and/or students as they deem appropriate. Departments are responsible for the annual per user license costs.

 

Launch Project for the Web

Project for the Web is, as the name suggests, a web based project management software.

  1. Open a web browser and go to Office 365.
  2. Once there, login with your UA Username (e.g. UaUsername@alaska.edu) and password.
  3. In the upper left corner click the App Launcher.

    Office 365 App Launcher highlighted
     
  4. Click All apps.

    Office 365 Apps All Apps button highlighted
     
  5. Scroll down and click Project.

    Office 365 App Launcher Project highlighted
     
  6. The Project landing page will be displayed.

    Project for the Web landing page

 

Information from Microsoft

Microsoft provides extensive online help for Project for the Web. When using Project for the Web, click the question mark icon in the upper-right corner of the browser window to access Microsoft help.

Other useful information from Microsoft:

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I give individuals external to the University of Alaska access to my Project for web projects and tasks?

Not right now. Microsoft regularly assess Project for the web customer feedback and usage data to make sure they're delivering features that meet customer needs. If this is a feature that is important to you make sure your voice is heard by posting on Project UserVoice.

 

When should I use Planner, and when should I use Project for the web?

Planner will remain the right starting point for individuals and teams collaborating on tasks. Project for the web offers the perfect “grow-up” tool for individuals and teams using Planner who find they need things like a grid view, dependencies, scheduling, and a timeline (Gantt) view.

 

 

Need additional help or have issues

For additional assistance contact the IT Services Technical Support Center via phone at (907) 786-4646, toll-free at (877) 633-3888, email us at uaa.techsupport@alaska.edu.

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Article ID: 419
Created
Tue 1/5/21 9:54 AM
Modified
Mon 3/1/21 3:01 PM