Microsoft launches Planner app for basic project management

Microsoft has taken a big step toward helping employees stay on track with the launch of a new app called Planner.
It’s a Web-based tool for Office 365 subscribers designed to let them easily lay out plans for projects and business objectives and then share them with other people. After creating a plan, users can create and assign tasks, share files and update their colleagues on the status of key to-dos.
Planner appears to be a response to the likes of Trello and Asana — startups that have built their businesses on making it easier for other companies to improve their employees’ productivity. Microsoft has positioned Office 365 as a key part of a user’s productivity workflow, and this app is supposed to make it easier for people to stay on track and effectively collaborate with colleagues. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here


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