As of 2015, Products.Office.com offers a free trial of Microsoft Project 2016 through Microsoft Project Pro for Office 365. When viewing the product’s webpage, click on the Try Now option. Next, a sign-up page should appear with three steps to start the trial. Microsoft.com offers a free 60-day trial for Project Professional 2013 after signing into a Microsoft account. The website also allows you to create a new account if you have not registered before.
Project Professional has a perpetual license, which means the software never expires once activated. Microsoft Project 2016 for Office 365 requires an active subscription, which is available for about $25 per month. The 2016 version requires Windows 7 or later to install Office 365. The new version is compatible with plans from previous Microsoft Project versions and provides the option to save files for earlier versions to avoid compatibility issues. The 2016 version also offers new features, such as a new reports section and an improved user interface appearance.
Microsoft Project is project management software designed to assist a project manager in developing plans and managing workloads. The software is considered part of Microsoft Office; however, it is not included in any of the Office suites.