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What is Office 365 Planner?

The simplest explanation is that it’s a way to organise teamwork. Office 365 Planner provides a hub for team members to create plans, organise and assign tasks to different users and to check updates on progress through dashboards. It also provides a centralised place where files can be shared and gives visibility to the whole team.

Planner and Groups

Office 365 Planner ties in very closely to Office 365 Groups. Every time a new plan is created then a new Office 365 Group is automatically created and vice versa. If you have a pre-existing Group then a plan will automatically be created for this Group. For more information about Office 365 Groups, click here.

What Can You Do with Microsoft Planner?

  • Create a Plan.
  • Organize tasks within a Plan onto Boards.
  • Assign ownership of Tasks.
  • Organize Tasks into Boards that can be Grouped into Buckets.
  • Look at Charts to see an at-a-glance status update of a Plan.
  • Look at the Planner Hub Dashboard to see a big picture overview of the progress on multiple Plans.
  • See a list of all the tasks assigned to you across various Plans.