Downloading and Installing Microsoft Project 2016 from Microsoft Imagine


 Please note that this software is intended to be used on Microsoft Windows. If you use a Mac, please try the following:

  1. Bootcamp on Mac: Install Windows and then Microsoft Project. Bootcamp is a tool offered by Apple that allows you to install Windows on some Macs, such that when you start your Mac, you can choose to start into Windows, or into your regular Mac OS. Note that this will require a valid Windows license.
  2. Virtual machine on Mac: note that some students in the past indicated that Microsoft Project may perform erratically in this case.
  3. Install Microsoft Project on an Internet-connected PC, and connect to that machine via remote desktop.


If you run into technical issues or need further assistance, please refer to the Technical Support section below.

Downloading MS Project 2016

To download Microsoft Project 2016:

If you are an MBA student, click on

If you are an MIS student, click on

  1. Click on Sign In (toward the top right of the screen).
    Project 2016 click Sign in
  2. In the Single Sign-On section on the left of the screen, click on Sign In.
    Project 2016 SSO
  3. Enter your UA NetID and Password in the appropriate fields and click on Login 
    Visio 2016 Microsoft Imagine Webauth
    (Note: You may not be prompted to log in to WebAuth if you are already logged in.)
  4. In the Product Search field, enter Project and then click on the Magnifying glass icon.
    Project 2016 search for Project
  5. Scroll down to Project Professional 2016 and click on this item:
    Project 2016 locate item
  6. Click on Express Checkout.
    Project 2016 click Express Check out
  7. Click on Express Checkout again.
    Project 2016 confirm Express Checkout
  8. Click on Download Your Software.  You will receive an automated email confirming your order.
    Project 2016 click download software
  9. Click on Download to confirm the download.
    Project 2016 confirm download
  10. Click on Download again, to save Project 2016 file on your computer.
    Project 2016 download file
  11. Now Project 2016 will start downloading. Wait for the download to complete.
    Project 2016 start download
  12. After complete downloading, click on Open to start the Downloaded file.
    Project 2016 open downloaded file
  13. Click setup.exe in the folder to start installing Project 2016.
    Project 2016 click on file to install
  14. An installation window will pop up, click Yes to allow changes to your device.
    Project 2016 Accept change to computer
  15. Wait for Project to install.
    Project 2016 wait for install
  16. Now the installation completes, Close the installation window.
    Project 2016 close install window
  17. Now Search for Project in your computer, then click Project 2016 to open the software.
    Project 2016 Open Project
  18. The first time you open your Project, the software will ask you for  Product Key.
    Project 2016 ask for Product key
  19. To find your product key, go back to Microsoft Imagine, click on Your Account/Orders. (You may need to Single Sign On again)
    Project 2016 login to find key
  20. Find your Project 2016 order, click on View Details
    Project 2016 view orders
  21. The Product Key is shown in red font.
    Project 2016 find product key
  22.  Copy the Product Key into Project, then click Install.
    Project 2016 Input Key
  23. Now your Project 2016 should be ready to use.


Technical Support

If you experience technical issues (e.g., the Microsoft Imagine system does not allow you to successfully download software), please send an email to and explain that you are having trouble with the Microsoft Imagine system and/or having trouble installing Proejct.

Please provide detailed information about the issue you are experiencing and provide screenshots when possible. Be sure to use or include your UA email address; that e-mail address is the one used for our Microsoft Imagine system.

You should receive support within 1-2 business days.

If you do not know your NetID credentials, or are having trouble with the WebAuth system, please contact the UITS 24/7 Support Center at 520-626-TECH.