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How you deploy Project to the users in your organization depends on which version of Project you purchase. A common purchase option for organizations is one of the following versions of Project:
- Project Online Desktop Client, available as a subscription with Project Plan 3 or Project Plan 5.
- Project Professional 2019 or Project Standard 2019, available as a one-time purchase through a volume licensing agreement.
- Project Professional 2016 or Project Standard 2016, available as a one-time purchase through a volume licensing agreement.
- Microsoft Project 2016 For Mac free. Download full Version Microsoft Project is a project management software product, developed and sold by Microsoft. It is designed to assist a project manager in developing a schedule, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads.
- Unfortunately Microsoft Project, also known as MS Project, wasn’t designed for Mac computers, so it won’t work on any version of Mac OS. But there is a workaround that can solve your problem. It’s not complicated, and in fact, it’s easier to use than the MSP interface.
- OmniPlan is easier to use than Microsoft Project, imports MS Project files (although only up to MS Project 2016) and looks great on a Mac because it’s designed specifically for macOS. OmniPlan uses a clear Gantt chart layout which gives you a very clear overview of what needs to be done.
- Is there a way to get Project 2016 to work on a MAC? Aliz99, Yes, but not as a native application. I use a virtual machine under Parallels but there are other options like.
Before you deploy, be sure to review the system requirements for the version of Project that you plan to deploy to the users in your organization.
There are some combinations of Office, Visio, and Project that can't be installed together on the same computer. For more information, see Supported scenarios for installing different versions of Office, Visio, and Project on the same computer.
Deploy Project Online Desktop Client
Here are the general steps to deploy Project Online Desktop Client to users in your organization:
Purchase either Project Plan 3 or Project Plan 5, which includes Project Online Desktop Client, with enough licenses for each of your Project users.
Sign in to Office 365 and assign licenses for Project Online Desktop Client to those users.
Have your users sign in to Office 365 and install Project from the Software section of the Office 365 portal. Users have to be local administrators on their computers to install Project.
If you want to have more control over how Project is deployed to your users, you can do the following instead:
Download the Office Deployment Tool from the Microsoft Download Center.
Create a configuration.xml file to use with the Office Deployment Tool to download and install Project Online Desktop Client.
Use the Office Deployment Tool to deploy Project Online Desktop Client on your users' computers.
If you already use other tools to deploy software to your users, such as Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, you can use the Office Deployment Tool along with those tools to deploy Project.
Deploy a volume licensed version of Project 2019
Here are the general steps to deploy a volume licensed version of Project Professional 2019 or Project Standard 2019 to users in your organization:
Purchase Project 2019 as part of a volume licensing agreement.
Use the Office Deployment Tool and a configuration.xml file to download and install Project from 2019 from the Office Content Delivery Network (CDN) on the internet. For more information, see Deploy Office 2019 (for IT Pros).
If you already use other tools to deploy software to your users, such as Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, you can use the Office Deployment Tool along with those tools to deploy volume licensed versions of Project.
- Volume licensed versions of Project 2019 are available directly from the Office CDN instead of from the Volume Licensing Service Center.
- Volume licensed versions of Project 2019 are installed by using Click-to-Run instead of by using Windows Installer (MSI).
- The Office Customization Tool (OCT) that's used for Windows Installer (MSI) versions of Project isn't used with volume licensed versions of Project 2019.
Deploy a volume licensed version of Project 2016
Here are the general steps to deploy a volume licensed version Project Professional 2016 or Project Standard 2016 to users in your organization:
Purchase Project 2016 as part of a volume licensing agreement.
Download your version of Project 2016 from the Volume Licensing Service Center.
If you want to configure user settings for when Project is installed, you can use the Office Customization Tool (OCT).
Deploy Project 2016 to your users. For example, you can send your users a script to run that installs Project from a network share on your local network.
If you already use other tools to deploy software to your users, such as Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, you can use the Office Customization Tool (OCT) along with those tools to deploy Project.
The Office Customization Tool (OCT) is only available for versions of Project 2016 that are purchased as part of a volume licensing agreement. The OCT can't be used for retail versions of Project 2016, such as versions bought at a retail store or online.
Configure user settings for Project by using Group Policy
If you want to specify and maintain certain user settings for your Project installations, you can download the Group Policy Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) for Office and use them to configure Group Policy settings. Group Policy can be used only with computers joined to a domain.
The same Group Policy settings work for Project Online Desktop Client, as well as volume licensed versions of Project, such as Project Professional 2019 or Project Standard 2016.
End user resources for Project
To help your users get started with Project, here are some resources to share with them:
- Documentation to help you plan, deploy, and manage Project Server and Project Online
A few weeks ago, preview versions of Microsoft Office products for 2016 were released. The release included Microsoft Office 2016 suite products, plus Project and Visio. All the products are available in desktop and office 365 formats for trials.
We shared the links to download/install preview of Microsoft Office and Project 2016 in this post a while ago.
Since then, I wanted to write my first hand review of Project 2016, so here it goes.
Installation of Project 2016
First things first, installation challenges.
Prior to installing Microsoft Project 2016 (this is the same for Office 2016) you will need to uninstall the 2013 version of the same product, as they can’t both be installed at the same time.
It’s easy to uninstall and then reinstall a new version, right? Not really.
Unfortunately, this isn’t as simple as it sounds particularly if you have ever had Microsoft Project 2013 office 365 version installed on your machine along with Project 2013 desktop version. At least in my case, I have tried every possible way of removing 2013 version, but Microsoft Project 2016 kept crashing soon after it started. Here, and may be few other places, described a solution to an issue but it never worked for me and eventually I end up installing to a fresh VM that has no traces of prior version.
What Project 2016 looks like
Project 2016 looks exactly the same as its predecessor:
Compatibility with Project Server 2013
It works with Project Server 2013.
You can configure your account to connect with the PWA instance in the usual way.
No changes in terms of design, or layout of tabs, or options within those tabs. Mac tools et9040 manual. So no learning curve there.
However, the first thing you will notice is the ‘Tell me what you want to do’ option on the ribbon.
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This is not just an online/local search option which can bring you list of URLs or commands to match you search, it’s much more than that and quite intuitive to use.
For instance, I wanted to create/insert a milestone task in my project, so I did the following:
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Considering the first option most relevant to my requirement, I clicked on the first one Insert Milestone, and result is below:
Not only does this help you list all the commands close to your requirement, it also performs the action.
In the past, I have seen a need to have an interactive tutorial or guide that would help the user with Project options while scheduling. This option can fill that gap to some extent.
Timelines were introduced in Project 2013, which were another way of presenting an attractive summary of your schedules.
In Project 2016, it has moved another step forward, you can now create more than 1 timeline within the same schedules.
Here is one I created below to depict Project and Project summary tasks:
To create 2 or more timelines, click on the timeline bar to insert another timeline:
You will now see the 2nd timeline bar to represent milestones of the project:
The much awaited option, though not visible yet but will be in either a final version or once you connect Project with Project Server 2016, is Resource Engagement.
A detailed description of Resource Engagement can be found here.
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Microsoft Project is a great scheduling product. Combining it with Project Server can enable an organization to have a complete Project and Portfolio Management suite which can help increase the efficiency of project management activities.
In Microsoft Project 2016 the multiple Timeline Views option, and an option to manage Resource Engagement definitely adds great value to an already great product.
With Project Server 2016 coming soon, I am looking forward to upgrading Project and Project Server 2016 to many organisations.
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Enjoy Microsoft Project 2016!