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  1. Integration with outlook tasks

    New tasks created in Planner should also be seen in outlook

    8,451 votes
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      603 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We’re in the process of developing a Planner add-in for Outlook. From the add-in users will be able to create tasks for Planner without having to leave their inbox.

      We appreciate your feedback and patience and look forward to this first step in our larger plans for integration with Outlook!

    • Provide the ability to create Plan templates with existing tasks that can then be used to create a new plan

      Rather than having to create every plan from scratch it would be good if the system allowed for the creation of Templates with pre-existing tasks (like in Word/Excel). This would allow a new plan and its tasks to be created from a template saving a lot of time.

      5,678 votes
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        590 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Good news! We’ve started developing a new feature that will allow users to create a new plan as a copy of an existing plan. We are still in the early phases of development so we don’t have an ETA to share at this time, but are equally eager to bring this to life!

        Thank you for your patience and feedback.

        Cheers,
        The Planner Team

      • Gantt chart view

        I want to be able to make tasks dependent on other tasks, and see them in a Gantt chart view.

        5,474 votes
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          312 comments  ·  Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thank you for your feedback! Your scenarios and suggestions are extremely helpful for our team.

          We’re continuing our conversations around this idea and will update this thread as soon as anything changes.

          Cheers,
          The Planner Team

        • Export to Excel

          Ability to export Plan data to Excel

          5,259 votes
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            457 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            As an update, this feature is still working its way up our backlog but we till have a few items to deliver first.

            We appreciate your patience and feedback greatly!

            Cheers,
            The Planner Team

          • Schedule reoccurring tasks.

            Add the ability to schedule tasks every day, every Wednesday, every last Friday of the month etc...

            4,514 votes
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              861 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thank you all for your feedback and votes on recurring tasks!

              Our team is still in the design phase of this feature, but it’s on our roadmap and something we’re looking forward to bringing to life in Planner.

              The information you’ve provided on how you would utilize recurring tasks has been extremely helpful. We reference and point to our UserVoice forum constantly! If you haven’t already, comment below to let us know how you would like to use recurring tasks.

              Cheers,
              The Planner Team

            • Email Notifications and Alert Options

              OK, so working out loud is good.... to a limit. Please enable settings that reduce the very high spam content currently coming from planner. Not everyone in the group wants to know ever movement on every task. Enable users to subscribe to various types of events on tasks. Hopefully at some time there will be some consistent settings like priority etc, that can be used as user selectable alert filtering.

              4,444 votes
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                427 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi everyone,

                Thanks for your patience! Since our last update, we’ve released a few features to address the feedback around notifications.

                We’ve heard loud and clear that comment notification emails should go to only users who are relevant to a given task. Therefore, we’re excited to announce we’ve updated the integration between Planner and Groups so that users following the group associated to the Planner plan will no longer receive a group email in their personal inbox when comments are made for tasks they have never commented on before. Group emails notifications for all task comments in a plan are still sent to the group mailbox. We believe this behavior should ensure comment notification emails are scoped to a more relevant audience of those who have previously commented on the task instead of being sent to all members of the plan.

                Additionally, we’ve added more context to the comment notifications…

              • Subtasks

                It would be good if we are able to create a subtask to an existing task.

                3,784 votes
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                  133 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thank you for your interest and feedback!

                  Reading the comments on this thread, they seem to follow two different asks. If you’re suggesting dependency between tasks (ie. task A must be completed before task B), please visit this thread: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525/suggestions/13976094

                  If you’d like to suggest improvements to our existing checklist functionality, please share more with us in a comment below!

                  Thanks,

                  The Planner Team

                • 3,644 votes
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                    246 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks for your feedback!

                    We’ve improved upon the Filter menu within a plan to give provide options for viewing certain tasks within a board.

                    We are planning to expand upon both the Filter menu options while exploring how to build search functionality that can fulfill the needs mentioned on this thread. Please comment if there’s anything in particular you’d like for our team to consider!

                    Cheers,

                    The Planner Team

                  • Instead of 1 to 1, allow Groups to have many Plans

                    Right now, groups have a 1 to 1 relationship (1 Group = 1 Plan), would be nice for a single group to have multiple plans

                    2,899 votes
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                      100 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thank you for your feedback!

                      As an update, this feature is still in the works. However, we now allow users to create multiple plans within a Team in Microsoft Teams. You can access all your plans from Teams within the Planner web app. On the Planner hub, you’ll see plans from Teams included within the Recent plans and All plans sections, as well as their associated team and channel information.

                      Here’s a post with more information: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Planner-Blog/Access-Plans-from-Microsoft-Teams-in-Planner-apps/ba-p/159141

                      We are continuing work to alleviate this pain point, and appreciate your comments and patience!

                      Cheers,
                      The Planner Team

                    • Task Templates

                      Allow the creation of "Task Templates", which have a default set of properties (due one week from today, checklist items, assignment, etc.)

                      2,747 votes
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                        151 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thank you for your feedback!

                        In addition to delivering the ability to copy tasks (within and across plans), we’re now working on a feature to copy an entire plan. You can find updates and discussion for that topic here: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525/suggestions/14744172

                        Regarding task templates in particular, we’d love to hear more about what you have in mind. If there’s a particular use or scenario in which you would find a task template handy – let us know below!

                        Cheers,
                        The Planner Team

                      • Timeline view to show schedule

                        A simple timeline view like SharePoint tasks to facilitate viewing the schedule

                        2,632 votes
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                          85 comments  ·  Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks again for all of your feedback!

                          We love this idea too, and want to hear more about how you could use a timeline view in Planner. If you have any ideas or scenarios in particular, we’ll continue to read through these comments as we consider this feature.

                          Cheers,
                          The Planner Team

                        • View All Tasks Assigned To a Single Person

                          Currently tasks can be viewed by Assigned To only within a particular Project. It would be helpful to search globally in Planner by Assigned To rather than having to review assignments Plan by Plan. This change would make evaluation of workloads much easier.

                          2,415 votes
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                            231 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thanks for sharing your feedback.

                            We would like to hear more about how you would utilize this view. If you have a particular scenario or set of teammates for which you’d like to view tasks for, please share below!

                            Cheers,
                            The Planner Team

                          • 2,305 votes
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                              262 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for your feedback!

                              With due date options in the Filter menu, and the ability to group tasks by due date category, we’re hoping that this will help Planner users find and organize upcoming dates and deadlines.

                              We understand there is still an ask for sorting tasks within an existing grouping, please continue to use this thread to share feedback on this.

                              Cheers,

                              The Planner Team

                            • Option to create custom fields for tasks

                              How it works: In the planner settings, you can create and customize the field and then select which projects it will be available, including the "all projects" option. Each task created now will have the new custom fields avaliable inside the card.

                              2,132 votes
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                                240 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • I want a "Convert to Task Planner" button for emails

                                Most of our tasks come in via email, a simple button to convert it to a planner task would be imperative, otherwise it renders the planner a little bit pointless for us.

                                1,994 votes
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                                  68 comments  ·  APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  We’re in the process of finalizing designs for a Planner add-in for Outlook. From the add-in, users will be able to create tasks for Planner without having to leave their inbox. The email subject and body will autofill as the task title and description, respectively and users will have the ability to set plan, bucket and assignees . We appreciate your feedback and patience and look forward to this first step in what we hope to be a greater integration with Outlook!

                                • 1,933 votes
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                                    219 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hello!

                                    Thank you for your feedback. We’ve added an export to Excel feature to our backlog and hope to begin working on it soon. We will update this thread with any news!

                                    In the meantime, we’d love to hear more about how you would use this. What information from your tasks would you like to export? How would you like them to be formatted in Excel?

                                    Cheers,

                                    The Planner Team

                                  • Windows Universal App (UWP app)

                                    A windows universal app that will run on desktops and other windows devices

                                    1,915 votes
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                                      480 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hello!

                                      We’ve started work on developing a Planner UWP app and will update this thread as soon as we have any news to share!

                                      In the meantime, our team would love to hear more about how you would use a UWP app. Is there anything in particular that you’re looking for?

                                      Cheers,

                                      The Planner Team

                                    • Plans deletion/archive

                                      As I saw that when you delete a Plan all conversations, Groups etc are deleted could be useful to have another Status for that Plans, maybe an "Archived" status, maybe visible in another dashboard or something similar.

                                      1,837 votes
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                                        218 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        We’d love to hear more about the following:
                                        1. When would you delete or archive a plan?
                                        2. How long would you like it to be accessible?

                                        Feel free to include any specific scenarios where archiving a plan would be useful.

                                        We appreciate your feedback and look forward to reading through your comments!

                                        Cheers,
                                        The Planner Team

                                      • Reporting with Planner

                                        Planner should provide a quick and easy way to report regularly. For example, a view of what was accomplished during a specific week would be helpful, so a date filter and a status filter may be needed. Additionally, a static snapshot would be helpful, for reporting to executives that require information push, so a way to group projects in addition to 'favorites' is needed, as well as a way to email a snapshot of the group dashboard.

                                        1,526 votes
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                                          60 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          We don’t have any major updates to share at this time – Export to excel is still our first step towards delivering better reporting capabilities in Planner. You can find updates and discussion on this suggestion here:
                                          https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/11116770-import-export-from-to-excel-project-etc

                                          Thank you for your patience and feedback! If you have any other suggestions on how you’d like to utilize reporting functionality in Planner, please comment below!

                                          Cheers,
                                          The Planner Team

                                        • 1,491 votes
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