Microsoft Rolling Out Project Management App to All Office 365 Plans

Microsoft Office PlannerMicrosoft Office 365 users in the market for a project management/team collaboration app will be pleased to know that it will soon become part of their existing Office 365 plan.

Microsoft announced that they will be rolling out their management app, Planner to all eligible Office 365 customers over the next few weeks. You don’t need to do anything to activate it – the Planner tile will automatically show up in your account if you have an Office 365 Enterprise E1-E5, Business Essentials, Premium or Education subscription plan.

Microsoft first launched Planner in Fall of last year and has been working with select Office 365 users to fine-tune the application ever since. So if you’ve been test driving other team collaboration apps like Trello, Basecamp or Asana then you may want to give Microsoft Planner a shot.

Microsoft Planner Features

  • Sort tasks into buckets (to separate phases, types of work, departments, etc)
  • Attach files, photos or links to tasks (Office files can be edited online!)
  • Add a checklist to a task
  • Set a preview picture for tasks
  • Add comments to tasks
  • Label tasks to keep them organized
  • Set and update task progress
  • Mark plans as favorites

Upcoming Microsoft Planner Features

Microsoft has a number of new features that they plan on adding, including plan templates, customizable boards and even apps for iOS, Android and Windows.  Users can submit feedback and vote on other user-submitted suggestions using the Microsoft Planner Feedback Forum.

Interested in learning more about Planner? Head on over to the Microsoft Office website!

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