Unlocking Business Software Potential: Expert Support for Optimal Management

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Unlocking Business Software Potential: Expert Support for Optimal Management

Calendars, task lists, and project planning are vital tools in business operations. Many individuals rely on Microsoft’s suite of apps to facilitate these processes, including Planner, Microsoft To Do, and Project for the Web.

While these tools are instrumental in maintaining workflow efficiency and promoting task accountability, they operate as separate applications. As a result, navigating between them can prove cumbersome, adding unnecessary complexity to workflows.

On average, employees find themselves toggling between 22 different apps approximately 350 times daily.

To address this challenge of app overload, Microsoft is introducing a revamped version of Microsoft Planner in early 2024. This updated version incorporates exciting features aimed at streamlining project management endeavours.

What does the new Planner entail?

The new iteration of Microsoft Planner amalgamates:

  • The collaborative features of the current Planner
  • The task management simplicity of Microsoft To Do
  • The project management capabilities of Microsoft Project for the web
  • The automation functionalities of Microsoft Copilot, the company’s AI companion

With its comprehensive features, the new Planner aims to be a robust solution for organisational efficiency, fostering collaboration and facilitating goal attainment with enhanced ease.

Bringing Your Workflow Together: Tasks, Plans & Projects Unified

Bid farewell to app juggling and welcome a unified experience. The latest iteration of Planner transcends essential to-do lists, seamlessly integrating tasks, plans, and projects into one cohesive platform.

With this integration, you can effortlessly oversee everything from minor daily tasks to intricate, multi-phase projects—all within a single, intuitive interface.

Accessing the new Microsoft Planner is convenient and flexible. You can utilise it directly within Microsoft Teams or through a web browser. Here’s a glimpse of the exciting capabilities it offers: 

Streamlined collaboration is essential in today’s dynamic work environment, especially with the rise of remote work. The new Planner simplifies teamwork, enabling seamless collaboration regardless of location. With real-time updates, teams can stay synchronised effortlessly. Shared task ownership and comment features facilitate clear communication, fostering efficient partnership.

Unlock the potential of AI with the new Planner featuring Microsoft Copilot

This intelligent assistant is your guide to success, offering personalised suggestions for plans, tasks, and goals tailored to your context. With its proactive insights, Copilot analyses your progress and recommends adjustments, keeping you on the path to success.

Adaptable to any scale, the new Planner is designed to meet your unique needs, whether organising simple tasks or orchestrating large enterprise projects. With its flexible features, Microsoft Planner accommodates everything from managing personal to-do lists to overseeing company-wide transformations. Whether planning a grocery run or orchestrating a large-scale project, Planner scales effortlessly to match your requirements.

Jumpstart your projects with ease using pre-built templates in Microsoft Planner. Say goodbye to starting from scratch and hello to accelerated productivity. Whether you’re managing a marketing campaign, orchestrating a software development sprint, or streamlining employee onboarding, Planner’s diverse range of templates has you covered. Select the template that best fits your needs, and you’ll be ready for efficient project management.

Get ready for an upgraded Microsoft Planner experience in 2024 with these exciting features

  1. Streamlined Navigation: Enjoy a revamped interface that is quicker and more intuitive, ensuring you find what you need easily.
  2. Versatile Task Views: Choose from various views, including grid and board views, to tailor how you organise and visualise your tasks according to your preferences.
  3. Seamless Integration: Planner integrates with various Microsoft tools, including Power BI, Teams, Microsoft Viva Goals, and Power Automate, enhancing collaboration and productivity.
  4. Customisable Fields: Personalise your tasks by adding custom fields to capture specific project-related information, allowing for greater flexibility and organisation.
  5. Goal Tracking: Set clear objectives and monitor progress visually within your plans, empowering you to stay focused and aligned with your project milestones.
  6. Critical Path Analysis: Identify the essential tasks for project completion on time, ensuring you prioritise effectively and mitigate potential delays.
  7. Enhanced Search Functionality: Easily locate the information you need with improved search capabilities, enabling swift access to relevant data and resources.

Don’t miss out! Watch for the new Planner, set to debut in preview mode in early 2024. Following the preview phase, it will become widely accessible. Certain features will be introduced gradually throughout the year. For the latest news and a sneak peek at the feature roadmap, visit Microsoft’s website and sign up for updates.

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About the author

Yener is the founder and Managing Director of Intuitive IT. Prior to running his own business Yener worked for a number of corporate organisations where he gained invaluable experience and skills, as well as an understanding of how IT can complement and improve business outcomes.