Core services functionality

The following core services functionality features are available in Project Online.

Looking for information about all Project Online features? See the Project Online service description.

Active Directory integration

Active Directory provides a central location for administrators to manage user credentials and permissions. Active Directory integration with Project means that users and groups in Active Directory are synchronized in Project Online or Project Server 2013. See Manage security group synchronization with Active Directory in Project Server 2013.

Administration, deployment, and extensibility

Project Online and Project Server 2013 provide features for administrators to plan, install and configure, maintain and extend Project. See What's new for IT pros in Project Server 2013.

Getting started

Getting started content is available for Project Online. See Get started with Project Online.

Issues and risk management (for team members)

Project Online and Project Server 2013 include features to prevent, identify, and mitigate potential business- or project-related risks and issues. To learn more, see Managing issues, risks, and documents in Project Web App.

Office 365 Trust Center

Your data is yours. We safeguard it, and protect your privacy. See The Office 365 Trust Center.

PPM Partner ecosystem

Microsoft PPM solutions are backed by hundreds of Microsoft partners who have earned their PPM competency, and undergone relevant exams and numerous deployments in over 80 countries and regions worldwide. When you want help with assessment, envisioning, deployment, or training, and you're ready to engage with professional services organizations, contact a PPM partner in your region.

Service reliability

We stand by our 99.9 percent uptime promise with an industry-leading financial guarantee for customers. See Service continuity.

Service updates

We regularly update Microsoft services with new features and capabilities. See Service updates.

Team member collaboration

Team collaboration supports and drives overall project success and effectiveness. To see how Project Server 2013 lets organizations collaborate on projects, see Video: Collaborate with your team.

Time and task management (for team members)

Use a centralized and common approach to time reporting and task management. Capture work and nonworking time for payroll, invoicing, and other business purposes. Efficiently communicate status on projects, everyday work, and ad-hoc requests to gauge usage peaks and valleys or progress on tasks. This helps you anticipate the effect on planned effort, cost, and timeframe. To learn more, see Tracking time and task progress.