Microsoft has announced that it will start rolling out Planner, team collaboration software for all eligible Office 365 users. Planner lets you visually organize plans, assign tasks, share files, chat and more.
The tool lets teams collaborate on tasks; set due dates; update statuses and share files, while visual dashboards and email notifications keep everyone informed on progress. It also integrates with other Microsoft products like OneNote and Outlook. The board-based interface is similar to apps like Trello and Asana.
Planner will automatically appear in the Office 365 app launcher for those with eligible subscription plans, which include Office 365 Enterprise E1–E5, Business Essentials, Premium, and Education. Microsoft said that Planner rollout is expected to be complete in the next several weeks. It will continue to add new features to Planner in the coming months, including “the ability to assign a task to multiple users, external user access, plan templates, customizable boards, and apps for iOS, Android and Windows.”