Microsoft Planner is now available in Microsoft’s cloud offerings for US government customers
Published Jan 08 2019 08:14 AM 10.4K Views

Since Planner first launched, we’ve heard a ton of interest and excitement from US government customers for a tool like Planner.  End users in government agencies, from state and local to federal organizations, wanted a simple, intuitive, and collaborative task management tool to help them visually organize their team’s work.  IT admins wanted to provide their users with a simple work management solution while still meeting the strict security and compliance requirements of the US government. We’ve been hard at work to make sure Planner would do both.


Today, we’re happy to announce Planner is available within Microsoft cloud offerings for US government customers.  End users can now access Planner within Microsoft 365 Government GCC and Microsoft 365 Government GCC High, with Microsoft 365 Government DoD coming soon. 


Availability for each release is listed below.



Compliance standards

Plan availability


Available now

Planner meets the federal compliance requirements for GCC customers, which includes compliance with FedRAMP Moderate, CJIS, and IRS 1075.

Microsoft 365 GCC G3 and G5. Office 365 GCC G1, G3, and G5.

GCC High

Available now

Planner meets the federal compliance requirements for GCC High customers, including FedRAMP High, ITAR, DFARS, and DISA SRG L4.

Microsoft 365 GCC High G3. Office 365 GCC High G1, G3, and G5.


Coming soon

Planner will meet the federal compliance requirements for Department of Defense customers, including DISA SRG L5.

Microsoft 365 GCC High G3. Office 365 GCC High G1, G3, and G5.


In addition to the regulations above, Planner meets a host of other compliance standards, including ISO 27001, ISO 27018, GDPR, EUMC, SOC 1, SOC 2, and HIPAA.  Planner also comes with several enterprise-grade security features, including multi-factor authentication, single sign-on through Active Directory, and encryption of data in transit and at rest.  


Details on Planner feature releases for Microsoft’s cloud offerings for US government customers


The following features in Planner will not be available in US government cloud during the initial release.  We hope to enable these features within the targets below, though dates are subject to change.



GCC Target

GCC High Target

Microsoft Teams integration: Planner Tab and personal app

Q1 2019

Q1 2019

Email notifications: Task assignment and due date reminders

Q1 2019

Q4 2019

SharePoint integration: Planner web part and full-page app

Q2 2019

Q2 2019


Going forward, we will continue to ensure Government customers have access to all the new feature innovation we add to Planner.  New Planner features will arrive in Microsoft 365 commercial cloud first and in US government cloud offerings shortly thereafter due to increased audit and certification requirements.  


How to stay current and connected


Interact with other Planner users, engage with the Microsoft Planner team, and stay current on the latest Planner news through the Planner Tech Community.  Customer feedback is invaluable when we are deciding what features we should prioritize for development and release.  Tell us your feature ideas and vote on existing ones through the Planner UserVoice site.  Lastly, if you need help with Planner, please visit our support page.


Happy Planning!

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