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  1. Integration with outlook tasks

    New tasks created in Planner should also be seen in outlook

    9,267 votes
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      637 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hello!

      Thank you for your feedback and patience on this subject. As an update, our integration with To-Do is in development and we are hoping to wrap up the first version of our integration shortly. We are very eager to deliver this!

      We also want to clarify confusion on why we’re integrating with To-Do rather than Outlook. Because Outlook Tasks on the web is being replaced with the To-Do web experience (100% consumer, and targeted release in March), this will be available to all Outlook Web users in addition to To-Do users. So, we’re integrating with To-Do because Outlook tasks will be To-Do tasks.

      Cheers,
      The Planner Team

    • Export to Excel

      Ability to export Plan data to Excel

      7,777 votes
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        865 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hello and thank you for your feedback!

        We have designed and scoped our first iteration for for customer ask – your comments below on what you’d like to see have helped us a lot!

        This item has made it’s way up our backlog and we’re hoping to start on it soon. We don’t have an ETA to share on this yet.

        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.

        6,805 votes
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          422 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

        • 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.

          6,586 votes
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            741 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            The ability to copy a plan is now available in Planner’s web app! Moving forward, we’ll be working on adding this to Teams and allowing plans to be copied to an existing group.

            Please let us know what you think and how we can improve upon this!

            Learn more about Copy plan here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Planner-Blog/Planner-s-new-copy-plan-feature-helps-streamline-work-management/ba-p/364048#.XIYZg2dGIfQ.twitter

            Cheers,
            The Planner Team

          • Add or Integrate Planner Tasks with a Calendar

            Calendar integration. Add tasks and their status on a calendar.

            6,245 votes
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              364 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hello!

              Thank you again for your feedback and patience. We’re happy to announce that the schedule view of tasks is fully implemented and the iCalendar format feed is coming soon! Head over to tasks.office.com to check it out!

              Here’s a link to our support article to learn more about viewing your tasks on a calendar: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/view-your-tasks-on-a-calendar-8647d2c9-9bc7-466a-b5b3-74b3596fade2?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

              If you’re still interested in an integration with Outlook, please follow along with the conversation on this thread: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/11037114-integration-with-outlook-tasks

              We’d love to hear your thoughts on these two new features! Feel free to comment below, send us a smile through the O365 menu (select the question mark icon, click ‘feedback’, then include the word “Planner”), or tweet using #MicrosoftPlanner.

              Cheers,

              The Planner Team

            • Schedule reoccurring tasks.

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

              5,640 votes
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                994 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.

                4,781 votes
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                  456 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…

                • 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.

                  4,315 votes
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                    479 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thank you for your feedback! We’ve improved the ‘Copy task’ dialogue so you can chose a different plan to send a copy of a task to! We’ll be exploring and expanding the ways in which you and your team can organize work in Planner, and hope this will be a helpful step forward.

                    Here’s an article to learn more about this feature: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=872349

                    Let us know what you think below! Thanks again for taking the time to vote for this idea.

                    Cheers,

                    The Planner Team

                  • Subtasks

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

                    4,211 votes
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                      160 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

                    • 4,090 votes
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                        297 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

                      • Due date notification

                        If a task is late (the due date has passed), please make sure to send a notification to both the owner and anyone related to the task (coworkers, team leader,...).

                        3,666 votes
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                          112 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          The due date email notification has rolled out to all users worldwide. Thanks for your feedback, and please continue to contribute more suggestions and ideas!

                          -The Planner Team

                        • Assign tasks to multiple users

                          I need to be able to assign tasks/projects to multiple users.

                          3,660 votes
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                            334 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thank you for all the feedback. We’ve completed the work to support assigning a task to multiple people, and it is now available for use world wide.

                            Thanks!
                            - 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

                            3,023 votes
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                              107 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.)

                              3,004 votes
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                                161 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

                                2,899 votes
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                                  104 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.

                                  2,822 votes
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                                    316 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

                                  • 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.

                                    2,721 votes
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                                      323 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.

                                      2,676 votes
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                                        189 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          285 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

                                        • 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.

                                          2,395 votes
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                                            82 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!

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