Step 1: Sign up for Project Online

Step 1: Sign Up Step 2: Add People Step 3: Create Projects

Signing up for Project Online is a simple process, but the steps are different depending on whether you already have an Office 365 account.

I DO have an Office 365 account. I DON’T have an Office 365 account.

You may be able to simply add Project Online to that account.

To add Project Online to your existing Office 365 account:

  1. Log into your Office 365 account.
  2. On the Office 365 admin center, click Purchase Services on the left menu.

Purchase Services

  1. Click Add next to the Project Online plan that you prefer, and follow the on-screen instructions.

Add

Got team members who won’t need to use everything in Project Online?    Try giving these users a Project Lite plan instead! This plan will save you some money on licensing for people who will only use Project Online for things like turning in timesheets and viewing projects. What can team members do with the Project Lite plan?

 Note    If you are using a trial version and want to pay for a subscription, click Buy Now.

Start from scratch! Learn more about Project Online and get signed up.

Sign up for Project Online

Do I have the right kind of Office 365 account?

If you already subscribe to another Microsoft service, such as SharePoint Online, then you already have an Office 365 account. If you are using Office 365 Enterprise, Government, or Academic, you may be able to simply add Project Online to that account.

To check, go to the Purchase Services page in your Office 365 tenant administration portal.

Don’t see Project Online listed?
This could be because your account isn’t Office 365 Enterprise, Government, or Academic. These are the only subscription levels that currently support Project Online.

After signing up, be patient!

Maintenance

It takes a while for Project Online to finish getting set up. Go have a cup of coffee or catch up on email. Setup will generally be done within 30 minutes to an hour, but it can sometimes take longer (or shorter!). Don’t panic if yours is taking longer!

When you come back to check on setup, refresh the page. If you see Project listed on the menu bar, you’re ready to go!

Click the ... button in the blue bar, and then click Projects.

 Tip    Need more than one Project Online site? You can have up to three separate Project Online sites.

While you’re waiting, take a look at this video that goes over the different parts of the Office 365 Admin Center.

Note SkyDrive is now OneDrive, and SkyDrive Pro is now OneDrive for Business. Read more about this change at From SkyDrive to OneDrive.

Step 1: Sign Up Step 2: Add People Step 3: Create Projects

 
 
Applies to:
Project Web App for Project Online