A few months ago, we began rolling out the preview of Office 365 Planner to Office 365 First Release customers with enterprise plans. Today, we are making the Planner preview available to customers with Education and Nonprofit plans, as well as to Government tenants in the multi-tenant environment. (Planner preview is not currently available to customers on Government Community Cloud).

In addition, we are expanding the preview to tenants that are configured with the “Select people” option for First Release. Previously, the Office 365 Planner preview was only available for tenants that are configured with the “Entire organization” option for First Release. To verify how your organization is configured for First Release, your Office 365 admin can navigate to the Office 365 Admin Portal, expand Service Settings and select Updates.

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First Release options for Office 365 tenants.

Your Office 365 tenant admin would have received a message in the Message Center with detailed steps on how to add Office 365 Planner preview to your tenant. As a reminder, Office 365 Planner preview is already included by default with E5, but must be configured for all other eligible Enterprise SKUs, Education, Nonprofit and Government tenants. The full list of Enterprise SKUs can be found in our previous blog post.

To add Office 365 Planner preview to your tenant, follow the steps in the Message Center, which includes your Planner preview promo code needed to add Planner to your account. For additional information, see this article.

To access the promo code for eligible Enterprise SKUs, Nonprofit and Government tenants, click here.

To access the promo code for eligible Education tenants, click here.

Also, don’t forget to join the discussion in our Office 365 Planner Yammer group on the Office 365 Network and vote for feature suggestions in UserVoice.


Category: News; Office 365
Published: 2/4/2016 7:30