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End Of Life

Microsoft Project and Project Server End of Life

3 min. read
By Laura Libeer

⚡ TL;DR | Go Straight to the Microsoft Project and Project Server End of Life Report.

Microsoft’s project management tools Project 2013 and Project Server 2013 will be going end of life on the 11th of April 2023. We recommend that you update all installations within your organization to keep receiving security updates, patches, and technical support from Microsoft.

What are Microsoft Project and Project Server?

Microsoft Project is a project management software that helps you plan, track, and manage projects effectively. It provides a range of tools and features for project managers to create and manage tasks, allocate resources, track progress, and analyze performance. It also offers collaboration features that enable team members to communicate and share information in real time.

Microsoft Project Server extends on Project’s capabilities to take it to the enterprise level. It offers centralized management of projects, resources, and portfolios across your organization. It allows multiple users to access, collaborate, and manage projects simultaneously.

Microsoft Project Lifecycle

Once Project 2013 goes end of life, there will be 3 more supported on-prem versions of Project and Project Server: 2016, 2019, and 2021.

All versions of Project and Project Server up to and including the 2019 versions follow Microsoft’s fixed lifecycle policy of 10 years. In the first 5 years, the products receive mainstream support including feature updates, platform updates, security updates, and functionality fixes. The second 5-year cycle is Extended support which only includes security updates.

Project 2021 follows the modern lifecycle policy. This means it receives continuous service and support as long as you are licensed. It is also up to you to make sure you are meeting the servicing and system requirements.

VersionEnd of Life
Project 2013Apr 11, 2023
Project Server 2013Apr 11, 2023
Project 2016Oct 14, 2025
Project Server 2016Jul 14, 2026
Project 2019Oct 14, 2025
Project Server 2019Jul 14, 2026
Project 2021Oct 13, 2026

Microsoft Project 2013 and Project Server 2013 End of Life

Project 2013 and Project Server 2013 will go end of life on the 11th of April 2023. From that moment these products will no longer receive updates or support. Make sure that all of your installations are of Project 2016, Project Server 2016, or later releases. Aside from being supported, Project 2016 also adds a list of new features that you can make use of, including but not limited to:

  • Resource engagements
  • The resource manager experience
  • Resource capacity heat maps
  • Timelines

Run the Audit Report

Our experts created a special audit report that checks if all machines running Microsoft Project or Project Server in your network are on a supported version. This way you have a quick and easy overview of which assets still need to be updated. It also shows you how many days are remaining before a version is no longer supported.

Microsoft Project EOL


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