This is a very common question I’m seeing frequently in different Office 365 forums. Fortunately, you can find the answer in the official announcement about Planner Preview published last year by Microsoft:
As you can see in the FAQs sections and also after some research:
Planner should be available (bear in mind that Planner general availability was announced last June, so it’s still being rolled out WW…according to Microsoft, Planner roll out should finish in August) in the following Office 365 plans:
- Office 365 Business Essentials.
- Office 365 Business Premium.
- Office 365 Enterprise E1.
- Office 365 Enterprise E3.
- Office 365 Enterprise E4 (this plan it’s not commercially available anymore, but it could happen there are still some customer using it).
- Office 365 Enterprise E5.
- Office 365 Education.
- Office 365 Education E3 (this plan is not available anymore).
- Office 365 Education E4 (this plan is not available anymore).
- Office 365 Education E5.
As it’s stated in the same blog, Microsoft will add Planner to additional Office 365 plans (Office 365 for Non-Profits and Office 365 for Government)
Some additional references:
- Planner FAQ by Tony Redmond:
- Office 365 Education plans comparison: https://products.office.com/en-us/academic/compare-office-365-education-plans