Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Presenting Office 365 Planner

So, what is Office 365 Planner?

Announced by Office 365 Team, on September 22, 2015, Office 365 Planner (originally codenamed Highlander) is presented as a tool which:
“offers people a simple and highly visual way to organize teamwork. Planner makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files (using Office 365 Groups), chat about what you’re working on, and get updates on progress.”
Office 365 Planner is available for the following O365 plans:
  • Office 365 Enterprise E1, E3, E4, E5,
  • Office 365 Education E3, E4,
  • Office 365 Business Essentials
  • Office 365 Business Premium
Microsoft positioned Planner between applications such as Wunderlist (acquired on June 2, 2015) for task management and PPM applications (Project Server or Project Online).

Illustration from Microsoft Mechanics YouTube channel