Microsoft Planner organizes teamwork to make it easy for teams to create new plans

Microsoft has recently announced that one of their latest apps, Planner, is now available in mobile format on both Android and iOS. This update offers a companion app to the web version that users have come to enjoy since its release. This new mobile capability will allow users to view and update plans through their mobile devices for greater convenience.

Microsoft Planner organizes teamwork to make it easy for teams to create new plans, assign tasks, share files and chat about what is being worked on. Team members can perform tasks and get updates on progress across tablets, desktop PCs, smartphones and more. This allows you and your team to improve communications with better visibility and transparency allowing for more efficient collaborations.

In a nutshell? Planner means you’ll never miss a beat because all your team’s discussions and deliverables stay with the plan and aren’t spread out across disparate applications.

It’s simple to use too. Planner can be launched from the Office 365 app launcher with a single click. You create a new plan, build your team, assign tasks and get updated status all in a few easy steps. Each plan gets its own board on which tasks are organized into buckets. The tasks can be categorized based on priority and status or to whom they are assigned to. Make changes to assignments and status updates with quick and easy drag and drop capability.

Microsoft plans to add more features to the Planner mobile app in the coming months, including push notifications, the ability to create plans in the app (as opposed to just in the web app), as well as full integration with Intune.

Microsoft Planner is available to customers with Office 365 Enterprise E1 – E5, Business Essentials, Business Premium and Education subscription plans – if that’s you, then give the new mobile version of Planner a try today!

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