Project Online: New home page for users


The Project Online users new home page called Project Home lets you Open, Favorite a Project and Create New Projects, helping you get organized and find Projects of your interest from one place thus making it fastest and easiest. You can also see your recently accessed Project files to resume editing your Project.  In this blog post, we will discuss how to access the Project Home and its features.

Note   Currently to access Project Home from www.office.com users need to have a subscription of Project Online Essential, Project Online Professional and Project Online Premium. For more information, see Compare Project versions.

Using www.office.com

The www.office.com portal is the fastest and easiest way to get started with the Project Home experience. The Office.com app gallery provides a Project tile. Clicking that tile launches the Project Home of Project Online. With the new www.office.com experience, if you can’t find the Project tile in the gallery, click Explore all your apps to get access to Project Home.

A screenshot of the www.office.com portal highlighting how to navigate to Project

Using the Office 365 app launcher (also called the “waffle”)

You can switch to Project Home from Office.com (or other Office 365 web apps and services for which you have a license) after clicking the app launcher (or “waffle”) icon in the top menu. If the Project tile is not shown, click All apps to get to the Project Home page.

www.office.com highlighting the app launcher link to Project

Creating a new Project

From your Project home you can create new Project with the Create New menu. With one click on Project, a blank Project is created in your default PWA (Project Web Access) site.

New home page and the new project experience highlighted

Opening an existing Project for editing

From your Project Home, you can open a Project listed in the Recent section, which shows your recently access Projects from various PWA sites. By clicking on the list entry the Project opens in the new tab to start editing.

Home page showing a list of recenly used projects

Favoriting an existing Project

You can Favorite a Project shown in the in the Recent section, by clicking on overflow menu icon on the Recent list entry and selecting the Add to favorites option. This moves the Project entry from the Recent section to Favorites section of Project Home and Project entry appears as cards in Favorites section.

Home page and elevating a recent plan to be a favorite

Users can also select the Remove from list, to remove the Project entry from Recent section, this does not delete your Project, but just removes the entry.

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Comments (4)

  1. We have multiple PWAs, and do NOT want users creating Projects in the default PWA. Is there a way to customise this page?

    1. Hi Heather, and the product group are aware of that challenge for those customers who have multiple PWA sites in use – and are working on a better experience – but for today there isn’t any way to change the behavior. There is also a UserVoice thread on this topic – https://microsoftproject.uservoice.com/forums/914203-project-online/suggestions/35130361-project-home-better-compatibility-with-multiple
      Best regards,
      Brian

  2. achifu says:

    Hello,

    Is there a way to disable this page and the link to it from the top bar in Office 365? Asking for scenarios where “PWA” is not the default instance, in which case the home page functionality is flawed.

    Thanks!

    1. There isn’t achifu – but the functionality on that page goes way beyond just creating new projects – and Project and Roadmaps from all your PWA site will appear in the favorites and recent lists. People spend more time opening existing projects than they do creating new ones. The product group are aware though that it is sub-optimal in terms of the many PWA scenario and will be coming up with improvements.
      Best regards,
      Brian

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