Planner preview expanded to include more plans and additional First Release types

Editor’s Note 2/25/2016:
Post has been updated to reflect current promo codes for eligible Enterprise, Nonprofit, Government and Education tenants.

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.

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, sign in as the global admin for your subscription and go to the appropriate promo code URL for your eligible subscription. For complete details and promo codes, please see our support article, “Add Office 365 Planner Preview to your account.”

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.