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Is it necessary to use Project Professional to avail of Project Server 2013 features? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are planning to upgrade from Project Server 2010 to 2013, but I've read that Project Professional is necessary to use the 2013 features. Is this correct?

     Right now only top managers are using Professional.

    What else do we need to consider?

    Thanks is advance.

    Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:26 PM

Answers

  • Hi EPM Quest,

    As you have mentioned you are planning to upgrade from Project Server 2010 to project Server 2013. 

    Also you have mentioned that only top managers are using Professional. It means Top managers are suing professional 2010.

    Project Server 2013 does not support Project Professional 2010. It means you need to buy Project Professional 2013 licenses, if you want to use client version.

    If you dont want to use it then you can go ahead with either PWA application(project server 2013 ) on premises without  Project Professional 2013 in which project owner can create project from PWA it self or you can use project online cloud service of Microsoft. In office 365 you can either opt only project online or yo ucan opt project online with project pro 2013 (project server + MPP 2013)

    But here i would like to mention that PWA web application has some limitation when it comes to scheduling like you can not create master project(Msater project will be read only on PWA) , can not use task constraint, Resource leveling  etc.  


    kirtesh


    Thursday, February 13, 2014 5:33 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    It is absolutely not necessary to have project pro 2013 if you're upgrading to Project Server 2013, since you can use Project Online and PWA scheduling engine (with some limitations).

    Read this posts here for more info and limitations on Project Online versus Project Pro:

    • http://blogs.office.com/2013/05/29/managing-project-schedules-in-project-professional-vs-project-online-pwa/
    • http://ppmblog.org/2013/07/08/project-web-app-versus-project-pro-2013/
    • http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/project-server-help/whats-new-in-microsoft-project-server-2013-HA102848108.aspx

    Hope this helps.


    Guillaume Rouyre - MBA, MCP, MCTS

    Thursday, February 13, 2014 2:28 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi EPM Quest,

    As you have mentioned you are planning to upgrade from Project Server 2010 to project Server 2013. 

    Also you have mentioned that only top managers are using Professional. It means Top managers are suing professional 2010.

    Project Server 2013 does not support Project Professional 2010. It means you need to buy Project Professional 2013 licenses, if you want to use client version.

    If you dont want to use it then you can go ahead with either PWA application(project server 2013 ) on premises without  Project Professional 2013 in which project owner can create project from PWA it self or you can use project online cloud service of Microsoft. In office 365 you can either opt only project online or yo ucan opt project online with project pro 2013 (project server + MPP 2013)

    But here i would like to mention that PWA web application has some limitation when it comes to scheduling like you can not create master project(Msater project will be read only on PWA) , can not use task constraint, Resource leveling  etc.  


    kirtesh


    Thursday, February 13, 2014 5:33 PM