What's new for IT pros in Project Server 2019

Summary: Learn about Project Server 2019. Find information on the latest features and capabilities and get an overview of its new and updated functionality.
Applies to: Project Server 2019

This article provides a brief overview of new and significantly updated functionality in Project Server 2019, with a particular emphasis on the areas of interest to IT professionals. These include the following:

Base installation languages and language packs

Now that both the Project Server 2019 and SharePoint Server 2019 are installed through a single installation, the base language is automatically matched for both. For example, when you install SharePoint Server 2019 (English - US), the base installation language for both Project Server 2019 and SharePoint Server 2019 will be English - US.

There is a special case in which the base installation language for SharePoint Server 2019 and Project Server 2019 do not match:

**SharePoint Server 2019 **
**Project Server 2019 **
Thai
English

Language packs

SharePoint Server 2019 language packs will also match languages for both Project Server 2019 and SharePoint Server 2019. Individual language packs for Project Server 2019 are not available.

Since Project Server 2019 does not provide a matching language for all available SharePoint Server 2019 language packs, an alternate language is provided. The following table lists SharePoint Server 2019 language packs in which an alternate Project Server 2019 language is provided.

SharePoint Server 2019 language pack
Project Server 2019 language
Azeri (Latin)
English
Basque
Spanish
Bosnian
English
Bulgarian
English
Catalan
Spanish
Croatian
English
Dari
English
Estonian
English
Gaelic Irish
English
Galician
Spanish
Hindi
English
Indonesian
English
Kazakh
Russian
Latvian
English
Lithuanian
English
Macedonian
English
Malay
English
Serbian (Latin)
English
Thai
English
Vietnamese
English
Welsh
English

Note

For more information about Project Online supported languages, see Supported languages for Project Online.

Hardware and software requirements

Since Project Server 2019 is now a service application in SharePoint Server 2019, the hardware, software, and browser requirements for Project Server 2019 will be the ones specified for SharePoint Server 2019. Some notable requirements for this version are:

Supported Server Operating Systems :
Windows Server 2016 Standard or Datacenter
Windows Server 2019 Standard or Datacenter
Supported Database Server :
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Microsoft SQL Server 2017 RTM
SQL Analysis Services must also be installed if you are using the Cube Building Service in Project Server 2019 .
Supported browser s:
Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
Google Chrome (latest released version)
Mozilla Firefox (latest released version plus immediate previous version)
Apple Safari (latest released version)

Project client compatibility You can connect to Project Server 2019 with not only Project Professional 2019 and the Project Online Desktop Client, but also with Project Professional 2016.

Version
Compatible with
Project Server 2019
Project Professional 2019
Project Professional 2016
Project Online Desktop Client
Project Server 2016
Project Professional 2019
Project Professional 2016
Project Online Desktop Client
Project Professional 2013
Project Server 2013
Project Professional 2016
Project Professional 2013

Note

Project Online Desktop Client connectivity to Project Server 2013 is no longer be supported after September 15, 2018.

Note

For more information about the hardware and software requirements for SharePoint Server 2019, see Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint Server 2019. > For more information about supported browsers for SharePoint Server 2019, see Plan browser support in SharePoint Server 2019 .

Upgrading to Project Server 2019

When planning to upgrade to Project Server 2019 take note of the following:

  • Upgrade only through Project Server 2016 - If you are upgrading from earlier versions of Project Server, you must upgrade your databases to Project Server 2016 first in order to upgrade to Project Server 2019. There is no direct upgrade path from Project Server 2013 to Project Server 2019.

  • Project Web App site collection upgrade - The SharePoint 2016 content database that contains your PWA site collection needs to be upgraded as well during the upgrade process.

  • No in-place upgrade - You must first create a Project Server 2019 farm, and then attach and upgrade your Project Server 2016 databases to the new farm. In-place upgrade is not supported.

  • Upgrade through Microsoft PowerShell - Similar to the Project Server 2016 upgrade experience, upgrading to Project Server 2019 will be through the use of PowerShell cmdlets.

  • Migrate your Project Server 2016 Resource Plans - You can migrate your Project Server 2016 Resource Plans to Resource Engagements in Project Server 2019.

For more detailed information about the upgrade process, see Upgrading to Project Server 2019.

Project Web App changes

Administrators should know of a couple of big changes in Project Web App that affects your users:

New Timeline options

In Project Server 2019, in addition to performance improvements as well as accessibility improvements, note that there are several changes to the different features used in Project Web App. These include:

What's new How do I do this?
Team task enhancements - New way of working with task assignments
New ways to work with Team Assignments
Timephased reporting data - Project admins can configure to roll up timephased reporting data to different levels of granularity.
Configure rollup of timephased reporting data
Email notifications - Project admins have more options on how they want to receive email.
Email notifications
Project IDs - Creates unique Project IDs on project creation.
Project IDs
Increasing custom field limits for reporting
Increasing custom field limits for reporting
Resource Engagement API’s - Able to take advantage of the API for Resource Engagment
Resource Engagement API’s

See also

New and improved features in SharePoint Server 2019