Microsoft Office 365 Planner preview for Project Management

Office365 Planer Preview

Microsoft has started rolling out its lightweight project management tools, Planner preview to Office 365 First Release customers, a new experience in Office 365 that offers a simple, visual way to organize teamwork. Although primarily designed for business use, Office 2016 users can also use Planner to plan vacations, creative projects and more

In addition to task management, Planner makes it easy groups share files, discuss workloads, your team to create plans, organize and assign work, and conduct chat sessions. Think of it as a virtual boardroom for team meetings

The Planner preview is available to First Release customers who have Office 365 Enterprise E1, Office 365 Enterprise E3, Office 365 Enterprise E4, Office 365 Enterprise E5, Office 365 Education, Office 365 Education E3, Office 365 Education E4, Office 365 Business Essentials and Office 365 Business Premium

Planner allows managers to create a dashboard for group tasks. Managers can assign projects, track progress and rearrange responsibilities directly from the dashboard

The best part of the tool: you don’t have to keep your eyes on the dashboard all day. Whenever someone makes a strategic change, group members receive a notification. The difference between Planner and collaboration tools like Google Drive is that Planner is primarily organized based on visual cues

Microsoft’s announce that it expects “to make Planner generally available to all eligible Office 365 commercial and education customers in 2016

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