Office 365 introduces a new tool for organizing your team

Office 365 introduces a new tool for organizing your team

Microsoft has announced that it’s adding Planner, a new collaboration tool for teams, to its Office 365 cloud-based productivity suite.

The app lets teams create boards for projects with tasks that can be assigned to members along with a due date, attachments and conversations.

Office 365 Planner is an all-new collaboration tool for teams
Office 365 Planner is an all-new collaboration tool for teams

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Planner gives you a visual overview of your team’s progress against deadlines with charts. It also lets you quickly rebalance tasks among members to help keep things on schedule.

Planner's views let you see how your team is progressing at a glance
Planner’s views let you see how your team is progressing at a glance

Since it’s integrated into Microsoft’s cloud-based suite, Planner conversations are available in Outlook’s desktop and Web email clients and the Outlook Groups mobile apps.

The tool can also be used by educators. Every plan has a OneNote Notebook created for it automatically, allowing teachers to organize their coursework and share notes with students.

Planner will first roll out in preview to Office 365 First Release customers starting next quarter, after which it will become available to Office 365 Business, Premium and Education customers, and later to additional subscription types.

Introducing Office 365 Planner [Office Blogs]

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