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

      Thank you for sharing your scenarios and feedback!

      This feature request is still in the works and one of our highest priorities on our roadmap. We understand that this is a critical feature for many of you, and appreciate your patience! We will share any updates on this feature as it develops.

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

        Hi everyone,

        We wanted to provide an update to let everyone know we’ve finished a few work items and are continuing work to address your feedback. In recent months we’ve launched email notifications for tasks assigned to you and tasks with upcoming due dates, including the ability to choose which notifications you’d like to receive. We have a few more features upcoming in the near future which aim to address common pieces of feedback we’ve received around notifications, including:

        1. Adding more clarity to existing notification options available on a per users and per plan basis.
        2. Providing more configuration options for our existing notifications
        3. Improving the task comment notification experience, including adding more context to the notification itself and better scoping the notification audience.

        The features above are in addition to ongoing work to enable the notification scenarios previously mentioned in our last update in October 2017. We’ll…

      • Schedule reoccurring tasks.

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

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          729 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

        • 3,261 votes
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            206 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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              96 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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                242 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

              • Windows Universal App (UWP app)

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

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                  445 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

                • 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.

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                    180 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      38 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thank you for your feedback!

                      As a first step, we are planning on developing the ability to export to Excel. For updates and discussion on this suggestion, follow this thread: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/11116770-import-export-from-to-excel-project-etc

                      Moving forward we would like to have an API that is geared towards reporting scenarios. In order to build the best experience around this, we would love to hear about the specific scenarios and uses your team would have for reporting with Planner!

                    • 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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                        162 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          99 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thank you for your feedback! We agree that this would be very helpful when repeating processes tracked with Planner.

                          The ability to copy a plan falls into our wider effort of creating templates. Updates on this feature can be followed on this thread: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/11332998-provide-the-ability-to-create-plan-templates-with

                          As a first step, we have started development on the ability to copy a task within a plan. Updates on this feature can be followed on this thread: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/14914122-copy-a-task

                          If there is a specific scenario or reason why you would like to copy a plan, we would love to hear about it so that we can build the best experience possible!

                        • 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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                            58 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!

                          • Integrate Planner Tasks to Sharepoint Tasks

                            Integrate Planner Tasks to Sharepoint Tasks

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                            • 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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                                134 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

                              • 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.

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

                                    Thanks for your feedback! We are planning to add the ability to “tag” fellow Plan members and trigger a notification to the tagged member in a future Planner update.

                                  • 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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                                      56 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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                                      • 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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                                          78 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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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