Microsoft offers a long list of ways to stay organized. So many ways, in fact, that you may end up feeling disorganized about how you use your organizational tools. The "tasks" feature in Microsoft Outlook reminds you to follow up on calendar events, and Microsoft Project lets you manage large-scale budgets and project management. While these programs may be helpful, they have limitations — and Microsoft Project requires its own license.
Microsoft Planner aims to meet you somewhere in the middle of Outlook and Project. Instead of logging into different software programs every day, you can conduct many project management and communication activities in a single screen. Its ease of use and comprehensive nature makes it an asset to your office. Better yet, we’ve found it’s pretty simple to get the hang of Microsoft Planner. Here are some of our favorite things about the lightweight tool.
The task management of Outlook and team transparency of Project come together in one user-friendly package in Planner. While it might not work for C-suite level planning, it’s excellent at helping small teams centralize their plans and distribute assignments. Each team will have its own uses for the software, but here are the feature highlights that we think stand out the most:
With so many ways to help you connect with your colleagues, Microsoft Planner makes it simple to organize your day. From the moment you check your email for new client requests until you log off, you can use Microsoft Planner to navigate your way through your agenda. Some ways we recommend for you to use Microsoft Planner in your daily routine include:
If you think Microsoft Planner could help you organize your team, contact Knack Training. Along with Microsoft SharePoint training classes and Excel training in Orlando, we offer helpful guidance for how to make the most of Microsoft Planner.