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  1. 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

    1,599 votes
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    319 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As an update, since we’ve still been seeing issues around date formatting, so we’re pursuing another fix that should help: If you’re using Planner within Teams, we will default to using the same language/local as Teams.

    If you’re seeing this issue persist outside of Teams and your language/locale is set properly for your Office account, please let us know in the comments below!

    Thanks,
    The Planner Team

  2. 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.

    1,312 votes
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  3. Integrate Planner Tasks to Sharepoint Tasks

    Integrate Planner Tasks to Sharepoint Tasks

    1,254 votes
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    98 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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

    1,246 votes
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    172 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    990 votes
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    81 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Dear Planner users, Planner is looking to learn your experience with managing “personal tasks”. The feedback you provide would help the product to optimize the features toward your needs, and would benefit other users who use the product like you.

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v4j5cvGGr0GRqy180BHbRy7RF3PXcrBDhdJA-FNhjv1UQlBUNEVKWVZVTjBDS01VR0wyWDBKVzNGMi4u

    We’d very much appreciate if you could take 7-10 mins to fill out this survey. Thank you!

  6. 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.

    918 votes
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  7. 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.

    896 votes
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    60 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Copy Plan to Existing Group

    The ability to copy a Plan was recently released (see link below) but this only provides the ability to copy a plan to a new O365 Group. It does not provide the ability to copy a plan to an existing O365 Group. Most people do not want to create a new O365 Group for every Plan they have (Group sprawl). Please offer an option when copying a Plan to either target an existing Group or a new Group based on your preference.

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/copy-a-plan-50401e13-a25f-40df-93c6-b608cc28c3d4?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

    890 votes
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    135 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone,

    We have updated our Copy Plan experience – please try it out today!

    This improvement includes the ability to choose an existing group or team to copy the plan into (or choose to create a new group). You’ll also be able to customize what gets copied over. Attachments can only be copied over into existing groups/teams.

    You can get more details here – https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/planner-blog/expanding-the-copy-plan-and-filtering-features-based-on-your/ba-p/1483491

  9. 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/msofficeother-msowin10/planner-cant-submit-more-tasks-for-a-specific/12fee9a1-9681-4c12-9920-1b9aa43a4ba7

    718 votes
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    105 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

  10. 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.

    695 votes
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    32 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Task Notifications and @mention in Planner


    1. Notifications to the task creator on any changes to a task's status in planner

    2. Email notifications should include the plan/board that that the task is associated to or a part of

    3. User should be able to @mention other users within a task

    4. User should be able to create private channels within a team

    655 votes
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    86 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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…

    649 votes
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  13. Allow Complete Task per assigned person

    Whilst the new feature of assigning tasks to more than one person is excellent there still needs to be a way for each person assigned the task to assign the status as it relates to them. Otherwise, a task with multiple parts or people assigned to it cannot indicate their part in the completion.

    626 votes
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  14. Restrict who can delete tasks/buckets

    Dear Microsoft folks,

    I would like to recommend

    (1) restricting who has the ability to delete tasks (or perhaps allowing/approving individuals to delete tasks)

    (2) add an additional prompt to confirm if the user would like for a task to be deleted

    (3) give the option to recover a deleted item after X number of days

    (4) provide a notification to the "creator" of the deleted task that it has indeed been deleted

    (5) add the ability to print these records (or export to Excel to where it could be modified and then printed out)

    We would like to use…

    565 votes
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  15. Personal Tasks

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

    552 votes
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  16. Email notifications for Guest users

    Guest users should be notified by e-mail for any new assignments, due dates and late tasks. At the moment, only Members and Owners receive reminders for assigned tasks.


    1. When a task is assigned to a guest, they should receive an e-mail with the information sent to their e-mail address outside of the Office 365 tenant.


    2. Reminders sent to the guest's e-mail address


    3. Updates to the task sent to the guest's e-mail address.


    522 votes
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  17. 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.

    500 votes
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  18. 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.

    488 votes
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  19. 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.

    449 votes
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  20. Allow multiple checklists/due dates per checklist items on a card.

    The ability to add multiple checklist to a Planner Card significantly increases the flexibility of use cases for Planner Cards. Additionally, adding the ability to add due dates to each item on a checklist enhances the ability to manage the activity documented in the Card.

    446 votes
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