Feb 12 2020 08:33 AM
Feb 12 2020 08:33 AM
There is zero development in Planner's roadmap. Microsoft Project is promoted heavily, and is essentially a Planner with a Gantt chart. So, do I need to bother about Planner or should I switch to Project?
Feb 12 2020 10:40 AM
Feb 12 2020 10:54 AM
Feb 12 2020 03:37 PMSolution
Hi @Kiril, Planner is certainly not discontinued and we continue to invest in both Planner and Project. In Planner currently quite a lot of the effort is preparing for some features coming along soon - and hopefully you should be seeing more on the Roadmap - as well as new changes that probably don't justify a full Roadmap entry, like the recent addition of the Priority field and the very recently added Priority charts.
As Project for the web gets new features it will certainly be a lot more than Planner with a Gantt chart - and it is already well beyond that in terms of the scheduling capabilities and depth of plan that it can support compared to Planner.
Feb 13 2020 12:41 AM
Hi @Brian Smith, thank you for that. What is the best way to follow the development of tools like Planner? I did not find anything other than the road map.
The article about Tasks integration into Teams looks very promising: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-365-blog/tasks-in-microsoft-365-our-vision-for-a-un.... Do you happen to know when it's going to be deployed?
Feb 13 2020 07:54 AM
Hi @Kiril - the team are working to supplement the Microsoft 365 Roadmap information with a new 'What's New' page at some point - similar to the one for Project . They also post to the Planner blog, and should have a couple of posts coming along soon - https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/planner-blog/bg-p/PlannerBlog.
For the new Teams functionality I had the pleasure to show that off at Ignite and it does look pretty cool - expect that to land in the first half of this year.
Jan 18 2021 07:04 AM - edited Jan 18 2021 07:05 AM
@Brian Smith in the past I used to see a Planner button on Project to link some tasks and assign them to team members that do not have access to Project, but I don't any more. Was this taken away? The only difference I can think of on my side is that before I used an account that had a Project subscription along with O365. I have switched jobs since and my new employer has O365 subscription, but Project 2019 standalone, does this matter? It still asks me to sign in to my account so I don't see why it couldn't link the 2 programs together.
May 05 2021 07:41 AM