Microsoft is bringing Project and Planner together next year

Microsoft has announced major updates for Project and Planner, its popular work management tools in Microsoft 365. While Planner and Project currently serve a slightly different audience, the company also plans to introduce a more seamless experience between the two applications. in 2022.

“Planner helps you manage and monitor team tasks in a shared plan, while Project takes your task and project management to the next level with more flexibility and power. Over the next year, our plan is to simplify and reconcile the experiences of these two applications so that switching between them is effortless, ”the company explained in a blog post.

In the meantime, Microsoft plans to introduce a new feature that will allow users to schedule their frequent scheduler tasks to occur on a regular basis. Microsoft Planner also supports rich text and images, allowing users to insert bold, italic, or underlined text and images in task notes. Microsoft says its task management tool is also getting new integrations with other Microsoft 365 apps, though the company has yet to share details.

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Microsoft Project is set to add new project management features in the coming months: the Project app in Microsoft Teams will allow users to start conversations about specific tasks with their colleagues and mention them. Project for the web will also allow Microsoft 365 users to view the progress of their assigned tasks and provide status updates. With guest access support in the Project web app, team leaders will be able to add guest users and assign tasks to them.

Microsoft continues to regularly add new features to its project management tools, and the company will continue to listen to feedback to improve the collaboration experience for employees. If you would like to learn more about these updates, we invite you to check out the Ignite “Coming Soon to Management Tools in Microsoft 365” session yesterday.

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