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Moving to Project Online. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a Project Server environment setup on-prem and I think we would move to Project Online. I wanted to know how this can be done. I would like to use my Project Server 2013 license at Project Online along with Project Lite license which I can purchase from MS.

    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 7:28 PM

Answers

  • Hey there.

    With regards to syncing your local AD users for use with Project Online, I can't think of any other way other than the normal DirSync procedure that sync's your local AD with Azure AD - these users can then log into Project Online with their on-premise usernames and passwords.

    This a safe thing to do as only salted hashes of the passwords are transferred not the passwords themselves.

    Otherwise you need to create separate Cloud usernames and passwords for all your users.

    As far as I know there is no license mobility rights with Project Server 2013 -> Project Online seats, but talk to your local Microsoft rep, if you are a large enough company they like to wheel & deal.

    Cheers,

       James.


    James Boman BSc. MCP:EAD -

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:33 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    We have recently implemented Project Online Solution for one of our clients. The process includes:

    • Purchasing the Project Online license from Microsoft (can purchase from Microsoft resellers)
    • You need to specify the number of users who will be using the system as it follows pay per user model
    • Once the license has been purchased, a Project Online site will be created. This will be similar to project server 2013 on premises.
    • You can add the users and provide them licenses and permissions as required as well as configure the Project Online site for custom fields etc.
    • Once the site is configured, you can migrate your plans from Project Server 2013 to Project Online.

    If you already have Project 2013 software installed in your system, then you can simply configure and use it to connect to Project Online site. You need to purchase the license only for Project Online.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,
    Komal

    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 8:17 AM
  • Thanks....We already have Project Server in our location. How can I use the Project Server license. I am looking for Project Servers license being used and not getting "wasted".....So I am looking to move to Project Online, use my Project Server License and us Project Lite too
    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 2:58 PM
  • Hi,

    If you have license for Microsoft Project Professional 2013 then you can use the same with Project Online license.

    But the license for Project Server On Premise and Project Online is different, so you need to have a new Project Online license. You will not be able to use Project Server On Premise license for Project Online.

    Regards,

    Komal

    Thursday, August 6, 2015 7:07 AM
  • Thanks.  One last question....How do I keep my on-prem users use Project Online...I dont want to redo the users with Microsoft. We have a local Active Directory server and would like that to sync with Project Online.
    Friday, August 14, 2015 2:41 PM
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    Thursday, August 20, 2015 4:11 PM
  • Thanks.  I am not thinking in terms of licensing right now. What I am looking for is...

    1. I have local active directory which has users.

    2. I would purchase Project online.

    3. I need to know how I can sync the users? I am not really comfortable syncing my AD back to Microsoft due to internal compliance reasons of users and vendors we have...but still want them to have acess to Project Online.

    Friday, August 21, 2015 5:53 PM
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    Monday, August 24, 2015 2:52 PM
  • Hey there.

    With regards to syncing your local AD users for use with Project Online, I can't think of any other way other than the normal DirSync procedure that sync's your local AD with Azure AD - these users can then log into Project Online with their on-premise usernames and passwords.

    This a safe thing to do as only salted hashes of the passwords are transferred not the passwords themselves.

    Otherwise you need to create separate Cloud usernames and passwords for all your users.

    As far as I know there is no license mobility rights with Project Server 2013 -> Project Online seats, but talk to your local Microsoft rep, if you are a large enough company they like to wheel & deal.

    Cheers,

       James.


    James Boman BSc. MCP:EAD -

    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:33 AM