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Project Server (Includes Software Assurance)

SKU: LVS-40880
Price: £324.00 + VAT



Project Server is project management software that runs on Windows Server. It enables medium-sized and large organisations to better manage projects and project portfolios. Project Server is accessed through its clients: Project Professional and Project Web App.

This product includes a server license. In addition, each user or device that accesses Project Server must have a client access license (CAL).

Which versions of this software are available?

You can choose to download the current version or the previous version of this software. You can find out which version is the current one in the Microsoft Title Groups document. In addition, you can download the software in any language that's available.

Benefits for organisations

If you have network administration experience, you can use Project Server to:

  • Effectively analyse and report on both projects and programmes
  • Collaborate on project management across the entire enterprise

Major capabilities

  • Enterprise project management: You can integrate this product with Project Professional and Project Web App to give users control across all types of work and allow them to visualise performance through dashboards.
  • Portfolio management: You can identify, select, manage, and deliver portfolios of projects, programs, and software applications that align with your strategy.
  • Demand management: The demand management module collects project ideas and proposals. You can manage the proposals with triage and selection workflow and then execute and track the selected projects.
  • Mobile access: A web-based mobile site enables team members and project managers to view project status at a glance on a mobile device. Supported phones are Windows Phone, iPhone, and Android.

Obtaining this product

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product.

The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from TechSoup after you request this product.

Expect two emails

  1. When your donation request has been approved, Technology Trust will send a message to your organisation email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the VLSC once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the organisation email that is registered with Technology Trust is up-to-date.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organisation to the VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from Technology Trust to obtain your donation through the VLSC.

Software assurance

Under the Software Assurance programme, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.




  • The recommended hardware requirements depend on such usage variables as the number of projects, tasks, and users and the average tasks per project. See the full list of system requirements.


  • Windows Server 2012 Standard, Database;  Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter
  • SharePoint Server 2013
  • Server 2012; SQL Server 2008 R2 with SP1


Client requirements:

  • For Project Web App — Internet Explorer 8/9/10
  • For Project Professional client connectivity — Project Professional 2013

Rules, Eligibility & Restrictions


This programme is currently available only to eligible UK Registered Charities

Products will be distributed to eligible organisations only, not to individuals, and within the Microsoft Guidelines.

Organisations which provide the following types of services MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme:

  • Relief to the poor
  • Advancement of education
  • Advancement of social and community welfare
  • Advancement of culture
  • Advancement of the natural environment
  • Other purposes beneficial to the community

Additional types of organisations MAY be eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme, including:

  • Public libraries for public access purposes
  • Public Museums
  • Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief organisations
  • Community Health Clinics
  • Behavioural healthcare nonprofits that provide mental health, chemical dependency and other psychosocial services to the community
  • Women’s health centres
  • Blood banks
  • Trade associations with registered charity status that have charitable aims and activities
  • Organisations that engage in discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination, and/or retirement based on race, colour, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, or veteran status, other than as allowed by law, are not eligible to participate in this programme.  Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations.

The following types of organisations are NOT eligible to receive Microsoft donations through this programme:

  • Governmental organisations or agencies including international governmental organisations and United Nations Entities
  • Educational Institutions – organisations eligible through Microsoft academic volume licensing programs are not eligible for software donations, including nonprofit private schools
  • Healthcare Organisations and Networks – healthcare organisations and networks including hospitals, specialty networks, ambulatory healthcare services, home healthcare and assisted living healthcare organisations are not eligible .  
  • Healthcare Research Organisations and Research Laboratories – Includes organisations pursuing systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to general knowledge
  • Commerce and Trade Associations without charitable aims or activities
  • Sponsorships of events, tables, exhibitions, or performances
  • Fundraising events such as luncheons, dinners, walks, runs, or sports tournaments
  • Political, Labour and Fraternal organisations
  • Refurbishers that will be installing the donated software on refurbished computers to be distributed or donated to nonprofits or schools
  • Organisations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background. Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations


Provided an organisation meets the Eligibility Criteria for the Microsoft Software Donations Programme, donation requests can be made in line with the following entitlement guidelines: 

  • Your organisation's first donation request after 27 July 2011 marks the beginning of its recurring two-year cycles. Within a two-year period, each eligible organisation may request:
  • Products from up to 10 of the title groups, with a 50-license maximum for desktop and operating systems or license-only title groups (see below for more details)
  • A maximum of five server products, regardless of title group (see below for more details)
  • There is no limit to the number of times an organisation can make a Microsoft donation request within the two-year cycle as long as they have not used up their full 10 title Entitlement.
  • After two years, a new cycle begins, and the Entitlement is reset.

Please see Microsoft Software Donations Programme FAQs for further information.