Buying Microsoft Project at UW-Madison

UW-Madison departments can purchase different kinds of Microsoft Project licenses under the Microsoft Select program through the Software Order Form (Project is not available for personal purchase):
  • Project Standard and Professional
    • The main difference between Standard and Professional editions is that Professional can be synced with Project Server.
      Main Differences between Project Standard and Project Pro
    • One license is required for each installation.
    • These are perpetual licenses, good forever at the purchased version.
    • These licenses can be purchased with or without Software Assurance (SA). SA gives you the right to upgrade to any version Microsoft releases during the term of the SA.
      • If you've previously purchased a license/software assurance bundle and aren't sure which versions you're entitled to use, please go to the the CSL and click on the Purchased Software link. On the resulting page, you should see the versions for which you're licensed. If you don't see them there, please email
    • After you purchase a license, you'll receive an email with a download link to the installation files within an hour, plus an installation key if one is necessary.
    • The Project downloads available after purchasing a Project license include v2016 and v2019 click-to-run (C2R) installers compatible with Microsoft 365. See for more info on Project/Visio/Office compatibility.
    • Licenses can be purchased here:
  • Project Server (on premises)
  • Project Online
    • The Project Online environment within our Microsoft 365 tenant has not been developed as a campus service. Until it's prioritized and properly resourced, DoIT doesn't have the capacity to develop the onboarding, provisioning, documentation, support and escalation processes, and staff training necessary to offer this to campus.

KeywordsMicrosoft ms project SharePoint server select plus online management enterprise standard pro professional license buy buying o365 office 365   Doc ID96761
OwnerNick R.GroupDoIT Help Desk
Created2019-12-20 11:30:53Updated2024-01-29 11:51:46
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