On the question re Templates in Planner, this has come up in two Office 365 courses recently. And judging by the traffic at UserVoice, it is a popular request. I added a vote!
Second screen capture shows templates topic in the In Development section of the Office 365 Roadmap – along with assigning task to multiple users and external guest access to Planner, both of which I have been asked about elsewhere
So this isn’t an answer so much as a “stay tuned for further developments”.
The online bookings feature is currently rolling out for Office 365. I am very interested in this as I have to move my online schedule (a calendar) before the old Office 365 public site feature goes away. I will do a review when I have the feature live, especially regarding security and end user access.
Microsoft have gathered a range of resources for Office 365 covering SharePoint, Office and Skype for Business as well as planning and end user adoption at http://fasttrack.office.com/. When you get there click about a bit, a lot of the “good stuff” is a couple of clicks down.
These resources are of use to you if you have recently moved to one of the many varieties of Office 365. I’ll be reviewing this in more detail myself next month as part of revamping my own SharePoint site.
As people may know I am currently doing the Data Analysis course via Duke University and Coursera. While I am my data kick I am keeping track of news of new and updated tools. And so I have two bits of news:
Microsoft has released an update for Power BI desktop and also a universal app (to suit Windows tablets, phones and PCs). I will explore these tools further after I have complete the current module of the data analysis course.