Microsoft Project Server is a flexible, on-premises solution based on SharePoint Server for project portfolio and day-to-day project management. Using MS Project Server, team members and project managers can start a project and prioritize project portfolio investments almost anywhere.
Additionally, Microsoft Project Server assists enterprises in gaining control over all forms of work, matching resources and investments with business priorities, and visualizing performance via powerful dashboards.
Microsoft Project Server has the following advantages:
- Collaborate Easily: Use SharePoint to promote teamwork, information sharing, and discussion facilitation.
- Create Workflows: Use Visio and SharePoint Designer to create workflows without writing code. Standardize project projection and rejection, and enhance governance and control.
- Manage Resources: Utilize the SharePoint Server to streamline resource allocation and management while allowing you to see the projects that teams are working on.
- Increase Control: Inform team members and stakeholders to support data-driven decisions.
- Quick Innovation: Adaptable project management features of Microsoft Project Servier assist users in rapid innovation.
- Extensibility: Create custom applications or get them from the app store to manage organizational needs.
- Portfolio analytics and selection: Deliver project portfolios that effectively identify, choose, and align with your organization’s business plan to maximize ROI.
MS Project Server pricing
Project Server runs as a service app under SharePoint Server. Despite having a separate license, it is part of the SharePoint Server Subscription Edition installation.
There is no information about MS Server Pricing in open sources, so unfortunately, you may receive all the details about MS Project Server pricing from authorized Microsoft Partners.
MS Project Server requirements
Since Project Server Subscription Edition is installed alongside SharePoint Server Subscription Edition, Project Server Subscription Edition’s prerequisites (such as supported browsers, operating systems, and database servers) will be the same as those listed for SharePoint Server Subscription Edition.
SharePoint Server Subscription Edition has a few critical software requirements, including:
|Supported Server Operating Systems:
|Windows Server 2019 Standard or Datacenter
Windows Server 2022 Standard or Datacenter
|Supported Database Server:
|Microsoft SQL Server 2019 CU5 or later for Windows
Note: SQL Analysis Services must also be installed if you are using the Cube Building Service in Project Server Subscription Edition.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
Google Chrome (latest released version)
Mozilla Firefox (latest released version plus immediate previous version)
Apple Safari (latest released version)
How to deploy Microsoft Project Server Subscription Edition, 2019, or 2016
The following steps are involved in deploying Project Server Subscription Edition, 2019 or 2016:
- Install SharePoint Servers Subscription Edition, 2019, or 2016 – Project Server Subscription Edition, 2019, or 2016 is part of SharePoint Server Subscription Edition, 2019, or 2016 Public Preview Enterprise Edition.
- Configure Project Server Subscription Edition, 2019, or 2016 – Project Server Subscription Edition, 2019, or 2016, unlike previous versions, does not need to be installed separately from SharePoint Servers Subscription Edition, 2019, or 2016.
- Create a Project Web App site – You can develop a Project Web App site after completing the essential Project Server Subscription Edition, 2019, or 2016, configuration within SharePoint Servers Subscription Edition, 2019, or 2016.
Upgrading to Project Server Subscription Edition
Previous iterations of the Project Server cannot coexist with the Subscription Edition. You can find more details about preparing an update or migration on TechNet.
Consider the following before upgrading to Project Server Subscription Edition.:
- Upgrade only through Project Server 2016 or 2019 – To upgrade to Project Server Subscription Edition from an earlier version of Project Server, you must first upgrade your databases to Project Server 2016 or 2019. Project Server 2013 cannot be directly upgraded to Project Server Subscription Edition.
- Project Web App site collection upgrade – During the upgrading process, upgrading the SharePoint 2016 or 2019 content database that contains your PWA site collection is also necessary.
- No in-place upgrade – To upgrade your Project Server 2016 or 2019 databases, you must first attach them to the newly created Project Server Subscription Edition farm. There is no support for in-place upgrades.
- Upgrade through Microsoft PowerShell – The Project Server Subscription Edition upgrade process will use PowerShell cmdlets, much as the Project Server 2016 or 2019 upgrades.
- Migrate your Project Server Resource Plans – Project Server Subscription Edition allows you to transfer your Project Server Resource Plans data to Resource Engagements.