Planner is coming to all F1 commercial plans and government offerings starting in October
Published Sep 05 2019 07:00 AM 8,117 Views

Planner has always been for people like you—people who manage work on a daily basis without being in a formal work management role. And it’s with people like you in mind that we’re releasing Planner for all F1 commercial plans and government offerings starting in October. Microsoft’s F1 plans are specifically designed for Firstline Workers, who are the first people to interact with customers and see their company’s products and services in action.


Planner will start backfilling for the below plans at the beginning of October, with availability through the app launcher in early November. It will be turned on by default as it’s released, so there’s nothing for you to do to start using it. Once released, Planner will be available alongside your other F1 productivity tools, like Microsoft Teams, OneDrive for Business, and the web versions of Office.



  • Microsoft 365 F1
  • Office 365 F1

Planner in F1 commercial will be fully functional, inheriting all the same features as Planner in other enterprise SKUs.



  • Microsoft 365 GCC F1
  • Microsoft 365 GCC High F1
  • Microsoft 365 DoD F1
  • Office 365 GCC F1
  • Office 365 GCC High F1
  • Office 365 DoD F1

Planner for all F1 government plans will come with some limitations at its initial launch. Please visit our Planner for Office 365 US Government website for a full list of feature limitations and current status.


In addition to F1 availability, Planner is coming to all available DoD government offerings. This includes Microsoft 365 F1 and G3 and Office 365 F1, G1, G3, and G5.


The release schedules for F1 and DoD are the same: Planner will begin rolling out for all applicable plans at the beginning of October and become available through the app launcher in early November. If you’re an IT administrator, you should have received Office Message Center (OMC) messages about the F1 (MC189271) and DoD (MC189272) releases last week.  If you’re an end user and don’t see Planner in your app launcher come mid-November, contact your IT team.


Tech Community continues to be the best place for all the latest Planner news, so keep checking back! We also encourage you to send ideas for future Planner features through our UserVoice site.

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