Microsoft Planner now available for US government customers

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Microsoft today announced that its task management service Planner is now available for US government customers. Microsoft Planner makes it easy for teams to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what they are working on, and get updates on progress. With this availability, IT Admins in US government agencies can offer a simple work management solution which works on strict security and compliance requirements.

Microsoft also mentioned some Planner features that will not be available initially to government customers. But these features will be enabled in the future updates.

Feature GCC Target GCC High Target
Microsoft Teams integration: Planner Tab and personal app Q1 2019 Q1 2019
Email notifications: Task assignment and due date reminders Q1 2019 Q4 2019
SharePoint integration: Planner web part and full-page app Q2 2019 Q2 2019

Planner can be now used with Microsoft 365 Government GCC and Microsoft 365 Government GCC High. Microsoft 365 Government DoD support is coming soon.

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