Microsoft today started rolling out Office 365 Planner. The company is rolling out the preview of Office 365 Planner to customers in the Office 365 First Release program. With the new Office 365 planner, teams can easily create plans, organize work, assign work, share files, chat about projects, etc. According to Microsoft, customers in the First Release program will receive an email which will guide them how to set up the preview of Planner. Once Office 365 Planner is set up by admins, users in a team will be able to use Planner.
For those wondering, the following plans are eligible for Planner preview: Office 365 Enterprise E1, Office 365 Enterprise E3, Office 365 Enterprise E4, Office 365 Education, Office 365 Education E3, Office 365 Education E4, Office 365 Business Essentials and Office 365 Business Premium.
Microsoft states that the company is expecting Planner to be generally available to Office 365 commercial, as well as education customers in 2016.