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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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      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

    • 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…

        • 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 →
                • 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 →
                    • 2,505 votes
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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

                      • Mobile app for iOS and Android

                        Native mobile apps for each platform.

                        2,293 votes
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                          169 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hello,

                          Thanks for all your feedback and for using Planner. We’re happy to announce that new Planner mobile apps are now available for Android phones and iPhone. This is just the start and we look forward to adding many additional features to these apps in the coming months. Please let us know what you’d like us to add by continuing to suggest and vote for features.

                          Here’s a blog post with some more information:
                          https://blogs.office.com/2017/05/31/announcing-the-microsoft-planner-mobile-app-for-iphone-and-android/

                          Android App:
                          http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.planner

                          iPhone App:
                          https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-planner/id1219301037?mt=8

                          We’re still have a Windows Universal App in the plans and you can vote for it here: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/19461631-windows-universal-app

                        • Windows Universal App (UWP app)

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

                          2,191 votes
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                            525 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Hello all,

                            As an update, we’ve paused work on this item to pursue wrapping up work on a few other high priority asks.

                            We appreciate your patience and feedback on this, and hope to resume work on this soon. Please keep voting and letting us know that you’d like to see in a Planner UWP app!

                            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.

                            1,800 votes
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                              62 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.

                              1,784 votes
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                                216 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 1,526 votes
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                                  162 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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?

                                  1,339 votes
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                                    126 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

                                    1,219 votes
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                                      216 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

                                    • 1,065 votes
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                                        133 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

                                      • Integrate Planner Tasks to Sharepoint Tasks

                                        Integrate Planner Tasks to Sharepoint Tasks

                                        1,003 votes
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                                          79 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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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