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  1. Integration with outlook tasks

    New tasks created in Planner should also be seen in outlook

    5,207 votes
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      398 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      As an update, we’re continuing to explore how Planner and Outlook tasks can live in the same ecosystem. We will provide another update as soon as we have a set plan to share!

      Thanks!

      -The Planner Team

    • 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.

      3,743 votes
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        374 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thank you so much for your examples and ideas!

        To give an update, we’ve completed our first step of this deliverable, which is the ability to copy a task within a board. We have now planned and scheduled work to deliver copy plan functionality! We have a few more work items to complete before the end of this year, but hope to begin work on copy plan soon after. Your feedback has been very helpful in understanding how we can best deliver this feature.

        As we work on copy plan, we will be exploring how a template experience can further help Planner users get things done. What are the ways in which you would like to use a template in Planner?

        -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.

        3,538 votes
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          324 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi everyone,

          Thanks for all the feedback! Based off all the comments, we’re focusing on email notifications for the following scenarios:

          1. When a task is assigned to you
          2. Changes on a task assigned to you
          3. Comments on a task assigned to you
          4. When you are @ mentioned in a task comment

          Our team is currently working on email notifications when a task is assigned to you, and have started planning for the other scenarios. We’re also considering notifications for when you choose to follow a task.

          We will continue to monitor the comments here and provide ongoing updates. We appreciate your feedback, so please continue to let us know how you’ll use notifications and if we’re missing anything!

        • Allow Tasks to be moved between Plans/Boards.

          Currently you can only move Tasks to different Buckets within a Plan/Board. It would be very useful to be able to also copy or move them to different Plans/Boards that you are a member of.

          3,530 votes
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            379 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thank you for your feedback and patience!

            We’ve delivered the ability to copy a task within a plan, and are currently working to understand the steps that need to take place first to enable this functionality. In the meantime, please continue to share your thoughts and scenarios with us – we read and value all of your comments.

            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, similar to TeamGantt.com.

            3,466 votes
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              145 comments  ·  Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thank you for your feedback!

              We’d like to hear more about how you and your team would utilize a Gantt chart – please share the scenarios you have in mind. This will help us structure our conversations about pursuing this feature.

              Cheers,

              The Planner Team

            • Export to Excel

              Ability to export Plan data to Excel

              3,185 votes
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                261 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thank you for your feedback and patience!

                As an update, we haven’t reached this feature on our roadmap yet, but are wrapping up some larger items this month that will get us closer. We’ve been discussing how to best implement this feature, and love reading the comments on this thread. Please continue sharing how you would use an export to Excel feature and what you’d like the spreadsheets to look like!

                Cheers,

                The Planner Team

              • Subtasks

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

                2,917 votes
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                  77 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

                • 2,841 votes
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                    186 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    We’ve just delivered a Filter menu to search for a task within a board, as well as filter tasks by due date, label, and assignee.

                    We are still discussing options for searching across all plans and hope to have an update soon. Please continue to share any ways in which this would help you and your team, we read and value your feedback highly!

                    Thanks!

                    The Planner Team

                  • Easily add Planner Tasks from within Outlook client and Office 365

                    Emails consume too much time and energy. As an email user I want to only view an email once and should be able to reply/forward to a person or Outlook Group/SharePoint Site, schedule a Planner task, and/or archive the email for future reference.

                    2,720 votes
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                      66 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Schedule reoccurring tasks.

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

                      2,506 votes
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                        527 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thank you for your feedback!

                        We’d love to hear more about how you and your team would use recurring tasks.

                        When do you need to set reoccurring tasks?
                        What options would you expect?

                        Any specific scenarios or examples are extremely helpful!

                        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

                        2,359 votes
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                          82 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow external users to view/edit tasks.

                          We have sub consultants that we collaborate with on a daily basis. It would be nice to have different levels of permissions to view tasks, edit tasks, and / or create tasks.

                          2,347 votes
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                            148 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Task Templates

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

                            2,219 votes
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                              129 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thank you for your feedback! We’ve delivered our first step, which is the ability to copy a task within a board.

                              We are now exploring options for different template experiences. Here’s the thread to follow along with our conversation on Plan templates: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/11332998-provide-the-ability-to-create-plan-templates-with

                              Regarding templates for individual tasks, we would love to hear more about specific scenarios you would use this. Any examples or ideas are appreciated!

                              - The Planner Team

                            • Timeline view to show schedule

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

                              2,107 votes
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                                57 comments  ·  Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 1,871 votes
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                                  226 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hello!

                                  Thanks for your feedback. We’ve delivered the ability to group your tasks by due date, as well as date options in our filter menu. We’re exploring what a sorting option would look like and how it would behave. Please continue to share more scenarios and information below, this helps us learn more about how to best deliver 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.

                                  1,633 votes
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                                    105 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Link Planner with Office 365 Tasks

                                    It would be great to have the option to make tasks created in Office 365 Tasks available in Planner

                                    1,396 votes
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                                      39 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  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.

                                      1,394 votes
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                                        45 comments  ·  APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thank you for your feedback! We are still considering our options for this feature.

                                        In the meantime, Flow can be used to automatically create tasks in Planner from your email. Here is the link to the Flow template: https://preview.flow.microsoft.com/en-us/galleries/public/templates/67477f30373611e7870df906aa521b7a/create-planner-tasks-for-flagged-emails-in-office-365/

                                        We are continuing conversations with our friends on the Flow team to explore other Planner integrations, and would love to hear more about how you would like to use emails with Planner!

                                      • 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.

                                        1,324 votes
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                                          137 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 1,310 votes
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                                            172 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

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