One of my users could not see projects in PWA. He kept getting the “Sorry, you do not have a license to use Project Web App” error message whenever he tried to log into PWA. Yet, he had subscriptions for Project Pro for Office 365 and Project Lite. It was not until he was given a subscription for Project Online that he finally could see projects.
Why is this? What is the difference between the Project Online and Project Lite subscriptions? Does every user need both?
It seems that you would give users the following licenses …
Exec … just Project Online
Resource Mgr … either Project Online or Project Pro 365 and Project Lite
Project Mgr … Project Pro 365 and Project Lite
Team Member … Project Lite
I have PMs with Project Pro 365 and Project Lite. They can create projects on either PP or PWA, publish them to PWA, and mmodify them on PP or PWA. It does not seem that these users are missing any PWA capabilities by not having Project Online.
John, does this mean that your original issue is answered? In my first response I noted that the license (online vs like) does not limit the capability of the software. It is only a license restriction. Another assumption is that Microsoft will eventually close that loophole, which is what appeared like was happening in your first question. Your second response is telling me that they didn’t close that loophole.
For compliance, a Project Manager should be assigned with a Project Online license.
Yes the original issue was resolved. Sorry for not pointing that out.
I guess the loophole is not closed. Based on your comment, a project manager with PP 365 and Project Lite should only be able to create, publish, and modify projects from PP. On PWA they should only be able to update tasks, risks, issues, and enter time. I am not seeing that.