Microsoft Wants to Help Teams Get Organized

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Microsoft is helping teams get more organized with the launch of its new Planner platform.

Microsoft Planner is essentially a project management tool that enables teams to create plans, organize, assign and collaborate on tasks, set due dates, update statuses and share files. What’s more, the platform offers visual dashboards and email notifications to help keep everyone on a team informed on the progress of a project.

Planner is rolling out to all eligible Office 365 customers over the next several weeks, including Office Enterprise E1-E5, Business Essentials, Premium and Education subscription plans. Those with eligible subscription plans will automatically see the Planner tile appear in the Office 365 app launcher when it is available.

“We are committed to reading every piece of feedback we receive and turning that into action, so that we can continue to improve Planner,” Microsoft said in its blog announcement. “Some of the new features we plan to introduce over the next few months include the ability to assign a task to multiple users, external user access, plan templates, customizable boards and apps for iOS, Android and Windows.”

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