Project Online Essentials, Project Plan 3, and Project Plan 5 provide cloud-based project and portfolio management software. Essentials provides only the web-based Project interface for team members to perform basic tasks. Plan 3 and Plan 5 both provide the full Project desktop software and support more advanced project management functionality.

See the Features tab for a comparison of Project Online subscriptions.

Benefits for Organizations

If you understand project management concepts, you can use Project Online to schedule tasks, allocate resources, track progress, and share project information. Project Online can be used for both large and small projects.

System Requirements

All Project Online plans require an active Office 365 subscription.

See Microsoft's System requirements for Office page. The Project requirements are listed under Office standalone applications.


Microsoft Cloud subscriptions obtained through TechSoup include the following support services.

  • Setup and assignment of licenses
  • Ongoing management and support to add or remove licenses, resolve billing issues or errors, and escalate cases directly with Microsoft
  • Ongoing consultations and self-service tools to help determine the correct licenses or products for your organization
  • Resources such as webinars, invitation-only events, and how-to guides to support adoption and use
  • Flexible billing options