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Microsoft Project Professional

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Stanford University has a license agreement with Microsoft that provides several Microsoft products, including Project Professional.

Project Professional helps you plan projects and collaborate with others.

System requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7 and later
  • Hard  disk: 2.0 GB of available hard disk space


  • Faculty and staff with full-service SUNet IDs on university owned computers


In order for Microsoft Project to activate with the campus licensing server, your computer needs to be connected the Stanford network locally or through the Stanford VPN during installation. To check whether you can connect to the Stanford licensing server, open a web browser and go  If you see a welcome screen, your Project installation will activate. If Project does not activate on its own, try running the Office Activation Tool.

In order for your copy of Project to remain activate it must connect to the Stanford network at least once every 180 days. If you find your copy of Project has become deactivated, make sure you are connected to the Stanford network and run the Office Activation Tool.
  • The Essential Stanford Software installer deploys the 32-bit version of Project for computers running 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows. This version is compatible with the 32-bit version of Office, which Microsoft recommends for most people. Contact your local IT support if you need the 64-bit version of Project.
  • Visit the Technology Training website to see current training opportunities (classroom training, one-on-one training, and online courses) for Microsoft Project.