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Microsoft Planner

Take the chaos out of teamwork and get more done! Planner makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you’re working on, and get updates on progress.


  • Works across devices
    Planner works across all of your devices, and ensures everyone is always on the same page.
  • Integrated with Microsoft 365 apps
    Add a Planner tab in Teams to create plans, assign tasks, pull in relevant documents/files, and update status quickly.
  • Check the board!
    Each plan has its own board, where you can organize tasks into buckets and drag-and-drop in a variety of ways. The My Tasks view provides a comprehensive list of all your tasks and their status across all your plans to keep your team in the loop. Handy charts show your combined project progress.
  • Email notifications
    Heads up or reminders - Planner's got them! You'll receive email notifications whenever you’re assigned a new task, or are added to a conversation.
  • Collaborate around tasks, all in one place
    Attach files from OneDrive to tasks, work together on those files, and chat without switching between apps. All of your team discussions and files stay with the plan.

When should I use Planner?

  • To create a single hub for group work
    Planner + Teams = no more chasing emails or locating files. You and your team have a single place to visit for project tasks, assignments, files, and conversations.
  • Agile project management
    Assign, re-assign, move dates and deadlines, track progress - it's all built-in with drag-and-drop ease.