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  1. 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.

    5,505 votes
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    613 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback!

    We’d like to add custom columns to Planner, but don’t have anything planned at this time. We’re working on three big initiatives that are landing later this year (stay tuned!) and will likely start work on recurring tasks soon after.

    Please continue to vote as we utilize UserVoice heavily to order our product backlog and will adjust regularly if things change!

    Thanks again for your patience and feedback,
    The Planner Team

  2. SEPARATE ACTIVITIES LOGS FROM COMMENTS

    Keep log information hidden. It should appears only if we select a button to display the log and even then, it appears organized and separated from the task comments.

    11 votes
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  3. More than 1 checklist + Delegate checklist Item to a Specific user

    Ability to create more than one checklist in the same task and ability to delegate a checklist item to a user, individually, with delivery date and reminder/notification (only those users present in the task).

    92 votes
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  4. Planner for Office Online

    This product is soo great!! You have to make is available for the free Office Online for all users with a Microsoft-Account. With the same OneDrive-Integration, Mail-Notifications and the ability to add any user with a Microsoft-Account to the plan.

    9 votes
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  5. Share Plan

    Please add "share plan" I have done my project plan, i couldnt know how to share with my manager. Thanks

    9 votes
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  6. 5,393 votes
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    438 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback on the Filter menu and cross-plan search functionality!

    Next we’d like to pursue widening the Filter metadata to include other fields like assignee, description, and checklists. We’re also working with a search team in Office to align with UX and functionality across Office 365.

    This work hasn’t been scheduled yet, but we will update this thread as soon as it is.

    Please continue to share details on the filter and search functionality you’d like to see in Planner!

    Thanks,
    The Planner Team

  7. Email notifications do not work when the tenant is not using O365 for email.

    Email notifications do not work when the tenant is not using O365 for email. If MS would just honor the MX record of the user's email address it would be fine

    9 votes
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  8. A Planner app for Mac OS

    Please build a desktop app for Mac OS

    83 votes
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  9. Create a "group by" label view.

    Can currently group by Buckets, Assigned To or Progress. Label colours are good - but if you could group by labels then when planning out small projects buckets can be used for deliverables within the program and labels can be used for phases (or vice versa) - this makes both planning and tracking progress much easier.

    41 votes
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  10. 17 votes
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  11. Activity Percentage tracking

    track the percentage of completed tasks, completed activities and checklist tracking

    61 votes
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  12. Add link to plan files to the menu

    It would be great if link to plan files would be visible - not hidden under ... mark.

    4 votes
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  13. Please utilise TAGS - from elsewhere in Sharepoint or standalone but searchable.

    Unless they are already there and I just can't see them!

    The Enterprise Search features within Sharepoint help me find all sorts of historical data, mostly with TAGS as metadata.

    I currently use Tasks in a Box and the recent addition of TAGS makes it more usable - I would prefer to remain within the Office 365 realm for planning and tasks though!

    7 votes
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  14. hide bucket

    Sometimes the ability to focus on some buckets is important. It would be nice to be able to selectively show/hide the contents of individual buckets.

    Alternately, having a single bucket view where only the contents of that bucket were visible would be a different way to handle it.

    57 votes
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  15. Task Description Not Updating

    If you edit the description and click the close button to close the task, it does not save the change. You have to push enter or click on some other area before pressing the close button.

    26 votes
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  16. 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.

    689 votes
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  17. Status field sould be made bucket-specific and not mandatory

    Currently status fields (currently having three values - Not Started, In Progress, Done) are per plan.
    IMO the primary use case for them is to MAKE BLOCKING EXPLICIT in certain states (buckets): In a bucket, say Development, your task can be in any of the prescribed Status position (Not Started is actually redundant). Not all buckets need this designation.

    There are some proposals elsewhere to make Status fully customizable. The more I think about it is that this will make reporting across projects harder and its is not adding real value AFAIK.

    This has to be exposed to the task…

    6 votes
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  18. App for iOS or some other mobile access

    App for iOS or some other mobile access

    52 votes
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  19. Optionally Assign different Members to a single task at different buckets

    The idea here is that as a single card moves to the right in the board we add value to it. The added value is usually contributed by different members belonging to bucket-specific resource pools.
    Assigning multiple members for a task does not cut it: who is working on this task at a specific phase (bucket) is a non-recorded fact. Besides different workflow automation tools cab be triggered by changing assignment

    6 votes
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  20. cost

    Add etimate and actual costs to project tasks & ability to monitor via reporting tools

    5 votes
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