Project Planner in Office 365

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Planning is the key to an organized, stress-free work environment, but the task of planning itself can be tedious, even stressful. To alleviate the stress and aid with the process of planning Microsoft has introduced a tool called Project Planner. This tool promises to “take the chaos out of teamwork”. It’s easy, intuitive interface helps you create new plans, organize teams, assign tasks, and layout workflows. It also allows team members to communicate with each other about the status of their work and get updates on progress.

The Project Planner is available to UH community as part of the Office 365 suite. Here are some tips on how to access and use Project Planner:

  1. Login to Office 365 via
  2. Launch Planner from the Office 365 app launcher.
  3. Click on + New Plan to create a new plan.
  4. Follow the prompts to add information to the new plan.
  5. You can organize work visually into Boards or Charts or Buckets, categorizing tasks either by their progress or who they are assigned to. To update the status or change assignments you can just drag and drop tasks.
  6. My Tasks view and the Planner hub give you an overview of the tasks and the plans.
  7. You can easily communicate with your teammates via email and add files or documents without switching between apps.
  8. Last but not the least, Planner works across all iOS and android devices making it easy for users to stay informed anytime anywhere.


  1. Taylor Fayle October 3, 2017
  2. Velvette Laurence October 3, 2017

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