Microsoft announces four new features for Planner

Microsoft Planner service allows you to easily create a plan, build a team, assign tasks, and update status. Today, Microsoft announced four new features for Planner that will offer improved visibility into project schedules, allow you to filter tasks, allow you to receive notifications of upcoming deadlines, and the ability to publish tasks to your Outlook calendar. Read about these features below.

  • Schedule view—Meet deadlines, plan ahead, and understand project status with the ability to view your task schedule. In addition, weekly and monthly task views allow drag-and-drop scheduling.
  • Group and Filter options—The Group and Filter options in Planner give you deeper insights into your tasks to help you meet key deadlines. For example, filter your tasks by due date to better understand approaching deadlines. Or use the Group feature to view tasks that have not been started, so you can prioritize your work.
  • Due date notifications—Receive an email notification summarizing tasks due in the coming week—and stay on top of your approaching deliverables.
  • iCalendar format feed (coming soon)—Make better scheduling and time-management decisions by publishing tasks to your calendar. By adding your tasks to your Outlook calendar, you’ll never lose track of current and upcoming tasks—helping you meet your deliverables.

These new features are now available to all Office 365 users.

Source: Microsoft

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