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  • Question

  • Hi, I have some questions about Project Online setup.

    What is the default version download for Project Pro for O365 now?  is it Project 2016 Professional?

    Can other users continue to use Project 2013 Professional connected to an O365 Project Online instance via their on premise licences ie where they don't have an O365 user account themselves?

    Thanks

    Steve

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:32 PM

Answers

  • Good quesiton. In Project Online, you cannot edit the email address which is generated with the O365 user account. But you could sync your local AD with O365 so the users will get the alerts on their AD email address. See a few articles here:

    • https://blogs.office.com/2014/04/15/synchronizing-your-directory-with-office-365-is-easy/
    • https://blogs.office.com/2014/05/13/choosing-a-sign-in-model-for-office-365/

    Another way would be to ask all users to create a forward rule from their O365 address to their AD mail.


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    • Marked as answer by Stev Scott42 Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1:24 PM
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1:09 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi Steve,

    Actually we use to say that there is no "millesime" for Project Online (web app or rich client). It is alway up to date since you have updated available when new features are coming. So You just have Project for O365. MS Project Pro 2016 is the image of Project for O365 at the time it was packaged. So Project for O365 will be more up to date that Project Pro 2016.

    Yes you can still use Project Pro 2013 with PRoject Online but you'll not get the new features such as resources engagements. But those users will need to have at least a Project Online licence together with their traditional Project Pro 2013/2016 licence.


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:50 PM
    Moderator
  • thanks Guillaume that is very helpful.   Another related question, if eg the users using the Project Pro 2013 are getting their email via an on premise exchange solution which messaging, alert features of Project Online would they miss out on?  Or can email alerts from Project Online be redirected to the other exchange server?

    Thanks

    Steve

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:56 PM
  • Good quesiton. In Project Online, you cannot edit the email address which is generated with the O365 user account. But you could sync your local AD with O365 so the users will get the alerts on their AD email address. See a few articles here:

    • https://blogs.office.com/2014/04/15/synchronizing-your-directory-with-office-365-is-easy/
    • https://blogs.office.com/2014/05/13/choosing-a-sign-in-model-for-office-365/

    Another way would be to ask all users to create a forward rule from their O365 address to their AD mail.


    Hope this helps,


    Guillaume Rouyre, MBA, MVP, P-Seller

    • Marked as answer by Stev Scott42 Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1:24 PM
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1:09 PM
    Moderator
  • thanks again,

    Steve

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1:24 PM