Project Online: Why can’t I add it to my Office365 yet?

One of our common questions coming in to Microsoft Project Support right now is from customers wanting to add Project Online to their existing Office365 tenants, but finding that Project Online is not yet an option for them.  The reason for this is that Project Online is part of the latest release announced on February 27th 2013 - and as such requires the same underlying SharePoint platform as that release.  For existing customers who were running Office365 before this latest release you will unfortunately need to wait for the upgrade of your current tenant before you are able to add Project Online.  Details of the upgrade process can be found at the following links:



I know many of you are eager to get up and running with Project Online and certainly we thank you for your enthusiasm and excitement around our new product – but you will need to be patient if you want it within the same tenant (and you probably do!).  You should receive e-mail 2 to 3 weeks before your upgrade is due.  In the meantime there is plenty of good content on TechNet to get thinking and planning for Project Online, as well as the Office site here and here.  Be aware though that as I write this the trial options are over-subscribed so may not be available via some of the inviting links on TechNet and other Microsoft sites.

Comments (7)

  1. anonymouscommenter says:

    It's April, and I just barely signed up for a new Office365 account.  Still can't add Project.  Ugh.

  2. anonymouscommenter says:

    Still not available??? or is it just me? I cannot add this to my existing O365 environment

  3. anonymouscommenter says:

    After a week of trying to figure out why the trial version of MS Project wouldn't work, MS finally figured out that it is the upgrade that is the issue for us.  Rather frustrating.  In the meantime, the one-time free 30 day trial is half expired.  The question is…. will MS allow us another trial version once it is finally upgraded.

  4. anonymouscommenter says:

    Hi… its 04-jun… i`m @teched and the speaker just said that i`m supposed to able to add project… but… nothing.

  5. Hi Rodolfo – it depends both on the version of O365 you are running (you need an Enterprise sku) and your upgrade status, as explained above.  There are still some Office 365 customers that may be waiting another month or two to get notified of their upgrades.

    Best regards,


  6. anonymouscommenter says:

    I cant add project either, do all users have the ability now? Please advise how to proceed, you should make it much easier to pay you for this product, baffled..


  7. Vittorio says:

    I got a license for Project Professional, but when I try to access it, then I receive this message:

    Sorry, you don’t have access to this page.
    Awaiting approval. We’ll let you know about any updates.

    What have I to do??

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