Microsoft Planner’s New features help you Master Time Management

Written by Shawn Lyles

February 7, 2018

Microsoft Planner’s New features help you Master Time Management

Individuals and teams depend on Microsoft Planner to get organized quickly, work together effortlessly, and stay on task no matter how large or small the project. Microsoft recently revealed four new features for Planner that will give you greater visibility into project schedules, let you group and filter tasks, allow you to receive notifications of upcoming deadlines, and you’ll be able to publish tasks to your Outlook calendar soon.

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Schedule View

With Schedule View you’ll be able to meet deadlines, organize and plan ahead of tasks and understand project status with the ability to view your task schedule. Also, weekly and monthly task views that allow drag-and-drop scheduling.

Due date notifications

With Due date notifications you’ll receive an email notification summarizing tasks due in the coming week – and stay on top of your approaching deliverable s.

Group and filter options

The Group and Filter options in Planner offer deeper insights into your tasks to help you meet key deadlines. For example, you can filter your tasks by due date to better understand approaching deadlines. Or you can use the Group feature to view tasks that have not been started, so you can prioritize your work.

iCalendar format feed (coming soon)

The iCalendar format feed, 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 features were some of the top requests that came in from the Planner UserVoice forum. Schedule View, Due date notifications, and Group and Filter are available now to all Office 365 subscribers. Outlook calendar integration via the iCalendar format feed is rolling out soon.

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