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Is Planner discontinued by Microsoft?

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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?

 

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AFAIK, no and I don't thinkt that switch is going to happen...indeed what we can expect is a change for instance in how Planner Tasks are shown in Teams
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Thank you for clarifying. I just got a little sceptical, because there are so many great ideas and improvements with thousands of votes on Planner's uservoice and all of them seem to get little recognition.
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Hi @Kiril Valev, 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.

Best regards,

Brian

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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?

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Hi @Kiril Valev - 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.

Best regards,

Brian