After a year of development, Microsoft is rolling out significant improvements to Microsoft Project with new subscription plans. In this update, Microsoft has given a lot of focus on collaboration and how a team can achieve a project effectively. When it comes to subscription, the company is offering on-Cloud and on-Premise based solution.
Microsoft Project gets new features
Microsoft Project offers the following new features:
- You can quickly add new members, setup tasks, switch between grids, broads, or timeline to track project progress.
- Works well with Micorostf Teams and Office products.
- As Project integrates with teams, you have all the tools to manage a team including file sharing, chats, meetings, and much more
- You also get an automated scheduling engine based on effort, duration, and resources.
- Create interactive dashboards in Power BI.
- Quickly connect to the apps and services you already use on Office 365 Platform.
It is interesting to note that Microsoft Planner and one version of Project have striking familiarity. However, Microsoft claims that they have been kept the same, so anyone using Planner can quickly move to Project. I won’t be surprised if Microsoft phases out Planner in a couple of months.
Microsoft is offering a new cloud-based subscription plan—Project Plan 1. Available at $10 per user, it provides features like assigning tasks and dependencies and scheduling and tracking project work using lists, boards, and timelines.
Along with this, Microsoft has renamed two of its subscription packages — Online Professional and Online Premium — to Project Plan 3 and Project Plan 5, respectively. You can view details of the comparison here.
Starting October 29, 2019, Plan 1 is available for purchase in the U.S. and select international markets. It will be available for purchase starting mid-November in other global markets (except for France and South Korea).