Microsoft Planner is a project management application developed by Microsoft that allows teams to create, assign and organize work visually. With this app, companies can better facilitate teamwork, as well as progress visibility and coordination. Similar to other project board apps, Microsoft Planner is often compared to organizational solutions like Trello, Slack
Once opened through the Office 365 app launcher, Microsoft Planner is broken into plans, tasks
Microsoft Planner can be used for a range of project management needs such as addressing time management concerns, ensuring work is equally distributed, brainstorming new ideas, managing a marketing campaign and preparing for a client meeting. Microsoft Planner is available for subscription to users with an Outlook 365 enterprise, education, business essentials or business premium plan.
Features of Microsoft Planner
- Project organization by categories such as quarter, type of work or department.
- Customizable user interface to best suit productivity with options like calendar view, drag and drop updates, picture view, progress report charts
- Cross-device support and integration with iOS and Android.
- Guest access to projects for users not assigned to a group or outside an organization.