Tech Tuesday: Microsoft Planner

September 3, 2019


Microsoft Planner is a task management app available with your Office 365 subscription. Planner is easy to use, helps you organize tasks visually, offers transparency, and enables excellent collaboration. 

Easy to use 

Launch Planner from the Office 365 app launcher with a single click. You can then create a new plan, build a team, assign tasks, and update status—in a few easy steps.

Organize work visually 

Each plan has its own board, where you can organize tasks into buckets. You can categorize tasks based on their status or on whom they’re assigned to. To update the status or change assignments, just drag and drop tasks between columns.

Visibility and transparency 

The My Tasks view provides a comprehensive list of all your tasks and their status across all your plans. When working together on a plan, team members always know who is working on what.

Collaborate around tasks

Built for Office 365, Planner lets you attach files to tasks, work together on those files, and even have conversations around tasks without switching between apps. With Planner, all your team’s discussions and deliverables stay with the plan and don’t get locked away across disparate applications.

Works across devices

Planner works across all your devices. And with Planner, everyone is always on the same page. A glance at Charts is all it takes to know where things stand and if the team is making enough progress towards their goal.

Email notifications 

With Planner, you’ll never miss a beat! Receive email notifications whenever you’re assigned a new task or added to a conversation.

Why we love it: Task management is an essential part of a productive team. Planner meets that need with a visually driven, collaborative space that integrates with your other essential Microsoft applications. As part of your Office 365 subscription, Planner is one more piece of the puzzle that allows your team to work hard, collaborate together, and stay organized and on task. Microsoft makes it easy for the whole team to be efficient and effective and Planner is no exception.