What Office 365 Planner is all about?

With Global Availability of Office 365 Planner is a new way to organize daily tasks to be more productive in a teamwork in Office 365 and in organizations and companies.

Office 365 Planner, offers a company new way to organize work with a simple interface.With Planner makes you and your team will be able to create plans and can execute them. It can be used to manage a internal event, small projects, prepare a new product or just create tasks to your team be more organized.

What you can do with Planner
  1. Create new plans, organize & assign tasks, share files, talk about what you’re working on, and get updates on progress.
  2. Integrated with Office 365 Groups, so all of the conversations in Planner are available in Outlook 2016, Outlook on the web and the Outlook Groups mobile app
Organize teamwork with Office 365 Planner

Office 365 Planner are based on top of Office 365 Groups, used together, Microsoft Office 365 Groups and Office 365 Planner give you a simple and highly visual way to organize teamwork. Groups let you chat about what you are working on, get progress updates, share files, and see relevant messages in a conversational view, away from your email inbox. Planner shows all your plans in a centralized view and lets you set due dates, assign people to tasks, and track your progress in a chart—all without the learning curve and ramp-up time usually associated with project management software.

What exactly Groups are?

Getting things done at work means sharing information and collaborating across ad hoc groups and project teams. Often, the tools we use to bring people together are different in each app—distribution lists in Outlook, workgroup lists in Skype, groups in Yammer. Office 365 Groups let you easily connect with the colleagues, information, and applications you need to work more collaboratively. They offer the next generation in enterprise collaboration by bringing together conversations, document collaboration, and calendar-based event management in one seamless experience. Here are some key points about Office 365 Groups:

  1. Conversations
  2. Documents
  3. Calendars
  4. Group management
How does Planner work with Groups?

Planner and Groups are integrated to work in unison, when you create a new group in Outlook it appears in Planner, and when you create a plan in Planner it appears in Outlook as a group. Everything you can do in a group in Outlook you can do in Planner, such as start or view a conversation, work with files and your team OneNote notebook, and manage members.

Using Planner to create plans and track tasks

Planner lets you put your plans in motion. Easily build teams, share goals, and track progress to get work done together—anywhere, on any device.

Plans eligible for Planner preview are Office 365 Enterprise E1-E5, Business Essentials and Business Premium.

Source: Microsoft