Project solutions for on-premises are available through Microsoft Volume Licensing. Project Server is licensed using a Server/CAL (Client Access License). This article explains the Microsoft Project licensing options for both cloud and Connecting to Project Server enables you to gain a portfolio-level view and give On-Premise Deployment · Cloud Deployment. Licensing Microsoft Project Server VIRTUALIZATION. A Project Server license must be assigned to a single physical server, and then licenses Project to.
This means that, within this solution, you can use functions for file management and collaboration for increased team efficiency. The range of functions corresponds to Microsoft Project Server.
However, Project Online is continuously extended with new functions. You can subscribe to Project Online as required. You will not need your own server infrastructure at your company.
The users connect their desktop application directly to the service running in the cloud. Or they access the Project Web App directly from their browser. Transparency and Good Bases for Decision-Making Using Microsoft PPM as the enterprise-wide portfolio and project management solution, you will achieve one thing above all: This transparency will become the basis for correct decisions at all levels.
Dashboards will help you to identify variances in the current portfolio. The central overview takes you to the relevant projects via drill-down. There, status reports and various graphical representations will inform you about the reasons for the current status of every single project. Your advantage over the standalone tool: Therefore, you have the best possible decision-making basis available at all times. Central Project List As a project manager, you work with the Microsoft Project desktop application as usual.
But you save your projects in Project Server or Project Online rather than as files. This provides all stakeholders with a central project list. Administrators can create additional user fields for projects. This makes it possible to display further information such as the project status, the site, developed product, name of the customer, budget, total costs, risks etc. A current and meaningful project list is the first and most important step in multi-project management.
It is the perfect basis for all evaluations and decisions in portfolio meetings and steering committees. This allows you to interfere in the right places in a timely and circumspect manner. The central project list in the Project Center shows all important information at a glance. Workflows and Portfolio Planning Depending on the company organization and the type of project, it can make sense to divide the project initiation into steps with different authorization levels and permissions.
As a rule, it is also very important to select the projects in line with corporate strategy. Microsoft PPM allows you to assign strategic drivers to the projects.
Through the specification of budgets and available resources, Microsoft PPM suggests which projects you should select with due regard to the priorities.
And which ones could be started later or not at all. Objective investment decisions mean that you work only on the right projects. The portfolio management function supports you in the selection of the projects. The highest effort should go towards the most important projects. All project managers have access to it. This comes with the following related advantages: You ensure the central and correct maintenance of capacities and qualifications All resource assignments are visible across projects In contrast to Project Standard, you have a functioning basis for your multi-project planning — even with hundreds of projects and several thousand resources.
You can also represent the company organization in the resource pool. Calendars, vacation and cost rates are also stored centrally. In accordance with the access permissions, these data are available in the Project Web App for evaluation. You can see the cross-project workload per staff member. And what tasks the latter are working on. You can see if staff members are over-allocated.
And if there are remaining capacities for new projects. The central resource pool shows the assignment and workload of staff members. Personal Responsibilities and Time Tracking Via the Project Web App, your team members can see all projects to which they are assigned.
Likewise, they can record their actual hours and add comments. This is how the status of tasks and work packages can be documented in a transparent and direct way. The project manager has to collect the actual hours of the team members and enter them into the project plan manually. Task path analysis See how one task connects to other tasks by highlighting its task path throughout the project.
Resource and financial management Resolve resource conflicts or overallocations by automatically leveling the assignments.
Work, generic, and material resources Add resources to a project, such as work resources like people, generic resources like carpenters, and materials resources like computers and cement. Project costing and budgeting Compare planned progress and budget to actual time and costs. Resource costing Track and manage the resource costs of your project.
Reporting Build custom reports for projects, programs, portfolios, and resources. Out-of-box reporting Use pre-built reports to understand project, program, portfolio, and resource data. Usability Get suggestions for task or resource names and dependencies as you type. Filtered views Filter project plans by any value in the plan Graphical indicators Understand task status, assignments, and more with graphical indicators.
Multi-level undo Undo multiple changes at the same time by using the Undo menu. Sorting and grouping Use custom sorting and grouping to get a focused view of your project, tasks, and resources. Customization and integration Custom fields Add custom fields at the project, task, and resource level to track data important to your organization and projects.
Forms Create and deploy custom forms to capture important project data. Formulas Calculate and capture important data using formulas across tasks and projects. Templates Create templates for common projects including project plans, teams, and assignments. When your last Project Plan 1, Project Plan 3, or Project Plan 5 subscription expires, your Project for the web instances will be deleted after days.
When your last Project Plan 3 or Project Plan 5 subscription expires, your Project Online instances will be deleted after days. For Project for the web and Project Online trial subscriptions, your trial instances will be deleted 30 days after your trial period ends. Rights to the SharePoint Online functionality provided with Project Plan 3 or Project Plan 5 subscriptions are limited to storing and accessing data to support Project Online.
The Microsoft Project version employed ODBC to connect to the server, which is problematic over low bandwidth and high latency connections. The version uses SOAP to access the server. Specifically, a job in the queue could get stuck and block other jobs from completion.
The advantage of the queue is that MS Project uses a local cache, enabling the user to continue to work on his project plan even when he is not connected to the server. It is an improvement over the version which only had 1 OLAP cube.
With the new cube Calculated measures can be added to the cubes, which enables reporting on custom created fields. Project Server features a local cache which effectively allows the user to have 2 copies of a Project Schedule. Changes made after the first save will just be synchronized rather than replacing the server copy which speeds up response times. But currently there are known cache issues.
Other features include Project Portfolio Server , the inclusion of a "Timeline" view, which graphically represents key tasks and milestones. Another view that helps with resource management is the Team Planner, which provides a graphical view of assignments of tasks to resources. The Team Planner also shows unscheduled and unassigned tasks.
This version brought about two name changes: The menu area indented outline list becomes a simpler 1-level list and the display area text list becomes a carousel of rectangular icons. Architecture of four Databases becomes one Database with 4 schemas. The change of separate storage areas Draft, Published, Reporting, and Archived to being one with flag setting is to lessen the amount of DB admin needed and now allows web access not limited to Published, i.
Direct reporting feeds to URLs and Office. Without going through a Project interface at all, reports are made available directly to a URL instead of needing to develop REST feeds, and reports are also directly readable oData by Office products.
SysAdmins and Team Members no longer go through Project. It now provides a simple view for basic project data and management of user access in Sharepoint groups, which were previously reached by navigating through the PWA interface. Project Server and Microsoft Project are not backward-compatible with other versions of Project Server. Microsoft Project blog. Retrieved 17 April Project Server Blogs. Retrieved 18 April EPM Central. TechNet Library. Client requirements for Project Server Retrieved 6 September