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  1. 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.

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      615 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hello and thanks again for your feedback!

      As an update, we’re in the final phases of providing the option to copy a plan. We’re working on wrapping up the finishing touches, then we’ll be testing this feature thoroughly so it’s ready for everyone. We are very excited to deliver this initial capability and will continue to utilize your feedback to make this even better!

      Cheers,
      The Planner Team

    • Schedule reoccurring tasks.

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

      4,702 votes
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        882 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.

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          431 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…

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            256 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

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              101 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

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                264 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.

                2,220 votes
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                  251 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Windows Universal App (UWP app)

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

                  1,960 votes
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                    489 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

                  • 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.

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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

                    • Printing Capability

                      Printing Capability - company and individual. Ideally would have the ability to print out the entire planner board so that everyone at the company can see the entire project list and have a transparent way for everyone to track performance. Similarly would be ideal to allow individual users print out their tasks.

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                        197 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          138 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

                        • Create task by sending an email to the Plan

                          Currently, when a task is created in a "Plan" there is an associated group and group email address for that "Plan". If a user was to comment on a task, an email is sent to the group. Likewise if the recipient of that email replies to it, the comment appears in the task. Would it be possible to Send a new email to the "Plan" email address to create a task with the subject line of that email being the task name and the email's content being the description?

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                            103 comments  ·  General  ·  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!

                          • Date format

                            The date format is fixed to mm/dd/yyyy, could this please be selectable based on your region - for example we use dd/mm/yyyy

                            Thanks

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                              179 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hello!

                              Thank you for your patience and feedback. We’ve found a fix for this issue and are working hard to implement it quickly. We will update this thread once it has been tested and implemented.

                              Thank you,

                              The Planner Team

                            • Integrate Planner Tasks to Sharepoint Tasks

                              Integrate Planner Tasks to Sharepoint Tasks

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                                71 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  97 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  We currently don’t have any updates on this item, but it is planned and moving up on our backlog. Thank you for your feedback and patience!

                                  Cheers,
                                  The Planner Team

                                • Add Recycle for deleted tasks in Plan

                                  Currently there is no possibility to restore deleted tasks and no option to restrict deletion. Assigned person can delete task and say after that haven't seen it.
                                  In other case, deletion can be done by reason. Nevertheless, ability to restore is important.
                                  Both situations can be handled by old good Recycle for deleted tasks, placed under Plan options. With ability to restore task with all important info: attaches, comments, check list etc. Restore of bucket and labels is nice to have.
                                  Thanks, Ivan

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                                    95 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Share plans with external people/customers

                                    Please let us share plans with external people. Or at least tell us how to do this! For example, if you work in a project with a customer, they may want insight in your work.

                                    577 votes
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                                    • Remove 250 task limit per person per plan.

                                      Currently, there is a 250 task limit per person per plan. The error states “You've run out of space! Delete some old tasks and projects to continue creating new ones.” Removing completed tasks defeats the purpose of using Planner as a historical task tracker if resources are limited to 250 tasks.
                                      http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_other-mso_win10/planner-cant-submit-more-tasks-for-a-specific/12fee9a1-9681-4c12-9920-1b9aa43a4ba7

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                                        91 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • One global Calendar for all "Tasks" from all "Plans"

                                        Getting all scheduled tasks/dates to show up on one global calendar feed is essential. Right now Planner creates a separate "Calendar" (which does not display any of the created tasks - its just an empty calendar - must be a glitch) there is a limitation to overlay 10 calendars total to your main calendar. Ideal approach would be to have a "Tasks" calendar that would feed all "Plans" from all "tasks" to one calendar with active link to that task in planner abbreviation or listing of "Plan" name. This would allow team leader to print a weekly calendar showing all…

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                                        • Track percent complete for in progress tasks.

                                          Currently the only status on the task is in progress, not started, completed, or late (if you assign a due date). It would be nice to have a percent complete entry for in progress tasks. I nice slider bar visual would be a good way to set it. This way it also opens it up for integration with other systems (like Project Online) to rollup percent complete of the plan to a high level task in Project Online.

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