Compare Project Online and Project Server 2013

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Compare the differences between Project Online and Project Server 2013 installed in an on-premises environment.

Project Online and Project Server 2013 on-premises are based on the same set of features and functionality, but there are differences between the two. The following table provides an overview of the differences between Project Online and a Project Server 2013 on-premises environment.

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Feature/function comparison of Project Online and Project Server 2013

                      Project            
    Feature/Function Area     Feature/Function     Project     Server     Notes      
        Details     Online     2013 On-          
                             
                      Premises            
                            Get started in minutes. Setup new    
    Ease of Setup         Yes         users in seconds.    
                    No training needed. Use Office    
                               
                            tools your team knows.    
                            7×24, 365 days/year    
    99.9% Guaranteed Uptime         Yes              
                    43 minutes/month, 8 hours 46    
                            minutes downtime per year.    
                            No internal IT involved in    
    Zero server footprint         Yes         backup/recovery, maintenance,    
                            updates, disaster recovery.    
    Evergreen service         Yes         Latest, most stable Service Packs    
                    and Cumulative Updates.    
                               
                            88 countries and regions, 32    
    Multi-national         Yes         languages.    
                                 
                            Get virtually anywhere-access on    
                            nearly any device (Access from    
    Work anywhere on any                     mobile devices requires Wi-Fi    
            Yes         capability or depends on carrier    
    device                    
                        network availability).    
                               
                            Work on your Office files online or    
                            offline.    
    SharePoint Task Lists Sync         Yes   Yes          
           
Notifications and     Yes    
Reminders        
         
Administrative Backup &     Yes    
Restore        
         
           
Project for Office 365   Yes Yes    
           
Project Professional          
Characteristics:          
           
  Project Pro 2013        
  Access to Project Yes Yes    
  Server 2013        
  Project Pro 2010        
  Access to Project        
  Server 2013        
  Project Pro 2007        
  SP2 Access to        
  Project Server 2013        
  Save as Project Pro Yes Yes    
  2010    
         
  Save as Project Pro Yes Yes    
  2007    
         
  Save as Project Pro Yes Yes    
  2000-2003    
         
  Save as Excel 2010 Yes Yes    
           
  Save as Excel 2007 Yes Yes    
           
  Save as Excel 97- Yes Yes    
  2003    
         
  Save as PDF Yes Yes    
           
  Save as XPS Yes Yes    
           
  Save as Text Yes Yes    
           
  Save as CSV Yes Yes    
           
  Save as XML Yes Yes    
           
Project Web App   Yes Yes    
           
Project Sites   Yes Yes    
           
Migration:          
  Manually Save        
  2003 .mpp from Yes Yes    
  Project Pro 2013        
  Manually Save        
  2007 .mpp from Yes Yes    
  Project Pro 2013        
  Manually Save        
  2010 .mpp from Yes Yes    
  Project Pro 2013        
  Partial Automation        
  through VBA Yes Yes    
  custom dev        
  3rd Party:        
           
  FluentPro Yes Yes Project Server Configuration  
  Migration  
         
           
  Metalogix Yes Yes Project Site Migration  
  Content Matrix  
         
           
  MetaVis        
  Migrator Online / Yes Yes Project Site Migration  
  Office 365 Suite        
        Step 1: Project Server 2003 to  
        2007 using VME (i.e. PS2007 SP2 w/  
        Oct 2009 CU)  
        Step 2a: Project Server 2007 to  
        2010 Database-attach Upgrade or  
        Step 2b: Project Server 2007 to  
        2010 In-place Upgrade  
        Step 3: Project Server 2010 to  
        2013 Database-attach Upgrade  
           
         For more information about step  
  Project Server 2003   Yes  1, see Migrate your Project Server  
         2003 data by using the VMW.  
         For more information about step  
         2a, see Project Server VME: Plan to  
         upgrade data to Project Server  
         2010.  
         For more information about step  
         2b, see In-place upgrade to Project  
         Server 2010.  
         For more information about step  
         3, see Upgrade to Project Server  
         2013.  
        Step 1a: Project Server 2007 to  
        2010 Database-attach Upgrade or  
        Step 1b: Project Server 2007 to  
        2010 In-place Upgrade  
  Project Server 2007   Yes Step 2: Project Server 2010 to  
    2013 Database-attach Upgrade  
         
           
         For more information about step  
         1a, see Database-attach full  
         upgrade to Project Server 2010.  
           For more information about step  
           1b, see In-place upgrade to Project  
           Server 2010.  
           For more information about step  
           2, see Upgrade to Project Server  
         2013.    
          Step 1: Project Server 2010 to 2013  
          Database-attach Upgrade  
  Project Server 2010   Yes    For more information,  
           see Upgrade to Project Server  
         2013.    
Resource              
Definition/Synchronization              
               
  Bulk upload via Yes Yes        
  CVS        
             
          By using the Microsoft Online  
          Services Directory Synchronization  
          tool, your organization’s  
  Microsoft Online       administrators can keep your local  
  Services Directory Yes Yes   Active Directory continuously  
  Synchronization   synchronized with Office 365. This  
         
  (with ADFS)       allows you to not only create  
          synchronized versions of each user.  
           For more details, see the Directory  
           Synchronization Roadmap.  
  Manual resource Yes Yes   Tenant administration  
  definition    
             
  Automation via Yes Yes        
  VBA        
             
  3rd Party: Yes Yes   Resource Migration  
  FluentPro    
             
Business Intelligence              
               
  SSRS Integration   Yes        
               
           For Project Online, note that there  
           are limits to how many single  
           value custom fields, of each type,  
           that get stored in the reporting  
  ODATA Access to        schema. See Project Online:  
  Yes Yes    software boundaries and limits for  
  RDB    
         more information on this and  
           
           other limits that can affect  
           performance.  
               
          Note:    
               
        Refreshing OData reports  
        through Excel Online is not  
        available in Project Online for  
        Government Cloud Community  
        customers. To refresh reports so  
        that they are viewable in Excel  
        Online (browser-based), reports  
        will have to be opened,  
        refreshed and saved in the  
        Microsoft Excel desktop client.  
  Direct Access to   Yes    
  RDB      
         
  OLAP Cubes   Yes    
           
  ODATA Access to   Yes    
  OLAP      
         
  T-SQL Access to   Yes    
  OLAP      
         
  Excel 2007 Access        
  to OLAP        
  Excel 2010 Access   Yes PowerPivot Add-in  
  to OLAP    
         
  Excel 2013 Services   Yes    
  Access to OLAP      
         
  3rd Party: Yes Yes FluentPro Project Dashboard 2013  
  FluentPro  
         
Demand          
Management/Workflow          
           
  Declarative –     Currently workflows are not  
      available in Project Online for  
  SharePoint Yes Yes  
  Government Cloud Community  
  Designer 2013      
      customers.  
         
        Currently workflows are not  
  Visual Studio WCF Yes Yes available in Project Online for  
  Government Cloud Community  
         
        customers.  
Line of Business          
Integration          
  Custom Dev with Yes Yes    
  SharePoint BCS    
         
  Team Foundation   Yes Team Foundation Server 2012  
  Server Integration   integration with On-premise only  
       
  Dynamics     Not yet available  
  Integration      
         
  SharePoint Online     Project Server 2013 must be in the  
  (Dedicated)      
      same farm as SharePoint 2013  
  integration      
         
  On Premises     Project Server 2013 must be in the  
  SharePoint      
      same farm as SharePoint 2013  
  integration      
         
Outlook/Exchange          
Integration          
  Calendar: Out-of-   Yes    
  office integration      
         
Extensibility          
           
  ODATA Yes Yes    
           
  CSOM Yes Yes    
           
Timesheet and Task Status          
           
  Simplified Single Yes Yes    
  Entry Mode (SEM)    
         
  End-User Yes Yes    
  Improvements    
         
  PM/Administrator Yes Yes    
  Improvements    
         
  Developer/Backend Yes Yes    
  Improvements        
Status Reports   Yes Yes    
           
Data Privacy        Office 365 Trust Center  
           
        Office 365 does not build  
        advertising products out of  
        customer data. We do not scan  
  No advertising Yes   your email or documents for  
        building analytics, data mining,  
        advertising, or improving the  
        service.  
        Office 365 always allows you to  
  No mingling Yes   keep your customer data separate  
        from consumer services.  
        Office 365 customer data belongs  
  Data portability Yes   to the customer. Customers can  
    remove their data whenever they  
         
        choose.  
        Know where the major data centers  
        are located, and how data storage  
        location is determined. Detailed  
        information on who can access  
  Transparency Yes   your Office 365 customer data.  
        Choose to receive updates  
        regarding data center location  
        changes, as well as security, privacy  
        and audit information.  
Industry Standards          
Verification          
        Office 365 is the first major  
        business productivity public cloud  
  Certified for ISO Yes   service to have implemented the  
  27001   rigorous set of physical, logical,  
       
        process and management controls  
        defined by ISO 27001.  
        In addition to EU Safe Harbor,  
        Office 365 is the first major  
        business productivity public cloud  
        service provider to sign the  
  EU Model Clauses Yes   standard contractual clauses  
    created by the European Union  
         
        (“EU Model Clauses”) with all  
        customers. EU Model Clauses  
        address international transfer of  
        data.  
        Office 365 is the first major  
        business productivity public cloud  
        service provider to sign  
        requirements for the HIPAA-BAA  
  HIPAA-Business     with all customers. HIPAA is a U.S.  
      law that applies to healthcare  
  Associate      
  Yes   entities that governs the use,  
  Agreement    
      disclosure and safeguarding of  
  (HIPAA-BAA)      
      protected health information (PHI),  
         
        and imposes requirements on  
        covered entities to sign business  
        associate agreements with their  
        vendors that use and disclose PHI.  
        Office 365 for Enterprise was  
        granted the Authority to Operate  
        (ATO) under the Federal  
  Federal     Information Security Management  
  Information     Act (FISMA) by the Broadcasting  
  Security Yes   Board of Governors. Office 365-  
  Management Act     ITAR was granted ATO by the  
  (FISMA)     United States Department of  
        Agriculture. Both Office 365 for  
        Enterprise and O365-ITAR received  
        FISMA-Moderate level ATO.  
        Microsoft offers a comprehensive  
        standard Data Processing  
        Agreement (DPA) to all customers.  
  Data Processing Yes   DPA addresses privacy, security and  
  Agreement   handling of customer data. Our  
       
        standard Data Processing  
        Agreement enables customers to  
        comply with their local regulations.  
Work Management Service Yes Yes  
       
Performance Yes Yes  
Improvements  
     

 

Browser:        Software requirements for  
       PS_2nd_CurrentVer  
         
  Internet Explorer 8 Yes Yes    
           
  Internet Explorer 9 Yes Yes    
           
  Internet Explorer Yes Yes    
  10    
         
  Internet Explorer Yes Yes    
  11    
         
  FireFox Yes Yes Latest released version  
           
  Mac Safari Yes Yes Latest released version  
           
  Google Chrome Yes Yes Latest released version  
           
Server-side scheduling Microsoft Project        
Server Calculation Yes Yes    
engine    
Service 2013        
         
SharePoint and Project   Yes Yes    
App model      
         
           
New Enterprise Project          
Types:          
  SharePoint Tasks Yes Yes    
  List    
         
  Enterprise Project Yes Yes    
           
Authentication and          
Authorization:          
           
  Claims Yes Yes    
  Authentication    
         
  Classic Yes Yes    
  Authentication    
         
     Office 365 mapping of CSA  
Office 365 Security:    Security, Compliance and Privacy  
     Cloud Control Matrix requirements  
Greater than 15      
years of experience      
in providing Yes    
security for online      
data      
    The Security Development Lifecycle  
    (SDL) is a software development  
Secure   security assurance process  
  consisting of security practices  
Development Yes  
grouped by seven phases: training,  
Lifecycle    
  requirements, design,  
     
    implementation, verification,  
    release, and response.  
         For more information,  
         see Microsoft Security  
         Development Lifecycle.  
        Moving productivity services to the  
        cloud requires a serious  
        consideration of security and  
        privacy issues and technologies.  
        Office 365 is designed to deliver  
        the enterprise-grade security you  
        require to move to the cloud with  
        confidence. Our data centers are  
  5 Layers of Security Yes   designed, built, and managed using  
        a defense-in-depth strategy at both  
        the physical and logical layers, and  
        our services are engineered to be  
        secure using the Security  
        Development Lifecycle.  
         For more information, see  
         the Security in Office 365 White  
         Paper.  
  Proactive Yes      
  Monitoring      
         
  Operations Access Yes      
  Restriction      
         
Application Security:        Plan user access in Project Server  
       2013  
         
        SharePoint Permission Mode  
        creates SharePoint groups that  
        directly correspond to the default  
        security groups found in Project  
        Permission Mode. In SharePoint  
        Permission Mode, you cannot edit  
        the default permissions assigned to  
        any of these SharePoint groups.  
  SharePoint     Also, you cannot create additional  
      custom groups, categories,  
  Permissions      
      Resource Breakdown Structure  
  Mode:      
      (RBS) nodes, or edit the default  
         
        permissions assigned to any of  
        these objects. If you need more  
        management of your user  
        permissions in Project Server 2013,  
        you can change to Project  
        Permission Mode.  
         For more information, see Plan  
         user access in Project Server 2013.  
    Yes Yes    
  Unified security        
  management        
  through SharePoint        
  Server        
  Permissions        
  inheritance for Yes Yes    
  PWA and    
         
  Workspaces        
  Direct        
  authorization        
  against Active Yes Yes    
  Directory security        
  groups        
  Claims-based Yes Yes    
  authorization    
         
           
  Manage        
  authorization by Yes Yes    
  role-based groups        
  Extensible and Yes Yes    
  customizable    
         
           
  Project Server      Plan groups, categories, and RBS in  
  Permissions      
       Project Server 2013  
  Mode:      
         
  Claims-based Yes Yes    
  authorization    
         
           
  Manage        
  authorization by Yes Yes    
  role-based groups        
  Extensible and Yes Yes    
  customizable    
         
           
  User delegation Yes Yes    
           
  Ability to secure Yes Yes    
  work resources    
         
           
  Impersonation Yes Yes    
           
  Security filtering        
           
  using the Resource Yes Yes    
  Breakdown    
         
  Structure        
  Custom Security Yes Yes    
  Categories    
         
           
Microsoft Excel:          
           
  PWA Import to Yes Yes    
  Excel 2013    
         
  PWA Import to        
  Excel 2010        
  PWA Import to        
  Excel 2007        
Microsoft Word:          
           
  PWA Import to Yes Yes    
  Word 2013    

Reference:  https://technet.microsoft.com/en- us/library/dn268595.aspx

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