The tool lets you plan projects for your team, whether itâs for your business, school or non-profit organization. Once youâve added collaborators, you can assign them tasks with due dates, share files and get a visual overview of everyoneâs progress.
The board-based interface is similar to apps like Trello and Asana, but the obvious advantage here is that it will instantly become available to the numerous companies and teams that have already adopted Microsoftâs popular Office 365 suite.
However, itâs still early days for Planner â unlike its rivals, it doesnât have native mobile apps and youâll instead have to log in to the service through your browser, and rely on email notifications to know when youâve been assigned a new task.
Microsoft says itâs working on apps for Android, iOS and Windows, as well as features like reusable plan templates, an option to grant external users access to your boards and the ability to assign a task to multiple users.