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  1. Permissions levels that block users to delete or conclude tasks

    Any user can conclude, delete, alter due date and do other modifications on any task. Only the task's owner and the group owner should be able to do that.

    729 votes
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  2. 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

    667 votes
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    100 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This limit has been removed – users can now have thousands of tasks assigned to them.

    We’re continuing work around performance and actively monitoring how many users hit this limit. So far, we only have seen users with unchecked Flows/automated task assignments hitting this limit.

    We are planning on publishing formal documentation around all of our Planner limits once we’ve completed more performance work, but don’t have anything to share at this time.

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

  3. 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.

    633 votes
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  4. 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.

    573 votes
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  5. Ability to add email as Planner Task

    Many time - new action items come in from clients and consultants as emails. It would be great if from the web app I could convert an email to a planner task - carry the body of the email as a note - and automatiacally add any attachments as documents attached to the task.

    Look at Todoist for inspiration.

    566 votes
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  6. 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…

    526 votes
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  7. Personal Tasks

    It will be great to assign personal tasks without any need to create groups in order to track personal workloads.

    453 votes
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  8. Option To Close / Complete Plan

    Perhaps I am missing it but I can't find a way to close a plan when its complete. The hub view always shows all plans and is quite cluttered already.

    420 votes
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  9. Add people to plan as View Only

    We would like to have people be able to view a plan and subscribe to email updates, but be unable to edit the plan. This way we can restrict access to a plan's visibility while still allowing interested parties to view progress, etc.

    391 votes
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  10. Add a field to set number of hours to complete the task. Urgent, please! : )

    Add a field to set number of hours to complete the task.

    355 votes
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  11. Create a Plan without creating an Office Group

    I like using the Planner as a personal tool to simply manage my day-to-day tasks - I like the kanban Trello-esque visual way of doing this. I don't, however, need the sharing capabilities and therefore all the associated 365 group stuff created in the background is superflous. It would be good to simply have an "individual" Plan and not have it create a 365 group. It just feels like there will be whole lot of chaos will ensue with people creating all sorts of groups like "My Plan", "Test Plan" etc.

    342 votes
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  12. Set default views

    Can we have the ability to setup default views? Would be nice to have the team to access the plan and go to a predefined view that is easier to consume. I have a project with multiple members and its hard to track each ones actions for them when the access the tools and it goes straight to board view. Can we have the ability to have them go to the charts view with predefined filters? That would help make it visual as chart is a dynamic dashboard that makes it easier to track each peoples tasks.

    333 votes
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  13. Configurable email reminders

    It would be great to have a way to configure reminders across individual tasks or an entire plan. Particularly, I'd like to see:

    - Reminders X days/hours/minutes before a task is due
    - Repetitive reminders for tasks that are overdue (e.g. a reminder email each day once a task is overdue)
    - Perhaps a summary of tasks that are assigned to you, due soon, overdue, etc that could be emailed periodically

    315 votes
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  14. I need to be able to prioritise tasks so that I can focus on the most important and then being able to see those high priority tasks easily

    I may have several tasks across many buckets that are due around the same time. It would be good to be able to highlight high priority tasks and then have a view of those tasks so that I am sure I am working on the most important

    300 votes
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  15. Permissions Capability

    Would like for Owner's in a Team, Group or Plan to be able to change user's/member's permissions within Planner so they can:
    1) Contribute
    2) Edit
    3) Read-Only
    4) No Access

    273 votes
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  16. allow @mentions in post from within the planner app

    when writing posts on tasks in planner app, @mentions are not allowed like in Groups conversations, same should be allowed

    258 votes
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  17. Provide a way to copy an existing plan

    We often have projects that follow the same structure. It would be useful to be able to copy existing plans (including their tasks) so that we could re-use the same list of tasks for a different project.

    254 votes
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  18. Don't automatically create a Group with a Plan

    I want to be able to create Plans that correspond to existing SharePoint Team sites.

    Therefore I do not want to create another similar named Group at the same time, this is just confusing for users, (and also I don't want them saving documents in this new Group instead of the Team Site.)

    240 votes
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  19. Offline App

    Having an offline app will help with keeping the plans up to date when you are not online. For example: preparing and updating plans on a plain

    226 votes
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  20. read only

    It would be useful, eg for Management Reporting to be able to provide someone with Read Only access across all Plan's you are in/own

    206 votes
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