How do i find the version number in the MSP desktop? I went to File-> Account-> Product info. I see version 1880 etc. It does not tell me whether its MSP 2016 or 2019.
I also did notice that some features listed as new in 2019 are available in an 2016 installation. Is it because the features are released through various intermittent builds, in the recent past.?
Not sure if this helps, but my numbers there are 1906 (build 11727.20230 Click-to-Run). Clicking on the About Project button, I see MSP 2019 MSO (16.0.11727.20222) 64-bit.
The first set of numbers refers to the Office 365 monthly build, which should be the same for all your other MS Office products installed – if the updater is working properly.
The numbers on the About Project page is a concatenation of version of the app + Office level + update level (I think). What all this really means is unknown to me, but can be a gauge to use when troubleshooting problems.
As far as new features, my guess is that MSP 2016 got a lot of new updates / features that were Office-dependent, i.e.were made to all apps in the Office suite at the same time, including MSP and Visio. And I would not rule out MS just saying things are new, when they are not.
Hope this helps.
Ps. Here is a page that may help:
Looking at File>Account>Product Info, you might see “Subscription Product – Microsoft Project Online Desktop Client” which is neither MSP Professional 2016 or MSP Professional 2019, but the “evergreen” evolution of them that is a part of Project Online. As with the rest of the Office 365 applications, the MPO Desktop Client receives feature updates regularly, depending on which update channel you’re on.
In place of “Subscription Product…”, you would see Project Professional 2016 or Project Professional 2019 (or Project Standard), if you’re on what Microsoft calls the “perpetual” license, today’s equivalent of buying the CD or DVD every few years.
Check this (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/OfficeUpdates/) page out, including drilling down into Office 365 ProPlus and Office (Perpetual), depending on what you have.
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