Office 365 already includes with your Office 365 Business or Business Premium subscription a great tool for task management, allowing you to take the chaos out of teamwork and get more done!
Planner makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organise and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you’re working on, and get updates on progress.
Our favourite features of the product are below:
- 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.
- Organise work visually
Each plan has its own board, where you can organise tasks into buckets. You can categorise 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.
- 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.
Start Using Microsoft Planner Today
To try it yourself. Within your Office 365 login screen at Office.com click on the blue tile in the top right and click on the Planner application.