It's supposed to help employees build plans -- no project management expertise needed
A board in the new Microsoft Planner Web app.
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.
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 is no stranger to the work-planning world.
Dynamic Events CEO Alison Magyar, whose company used Planner in beta, said that the app was an easier-to -use version of Project.
Case in point: the company has also been pushing Power BI, a data visualization and business intelligence tool that makes it easier for people who aren t data analysts to slice and dice company data.