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  1. Start day on Monday

    Start day on Monday. I cannot see where to change this option

    291 votes
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  2. 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.


    290 votes
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    42 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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

    270 votes
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  4. 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

    262 votes
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    40 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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

    256 votes
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  6. 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.

    255 votes
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  7. 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.)

    248 votes
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    12 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Add icon to plans

    The short-cuts on the left side of the user interface is useful for jumping between different plans. However, it only shows two letters for each group e.g. CB for consumer b2b.
    It would be great if a plan/group could have an icon instead to make it recognizable.

    227 votes
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    35 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Allow guest users to comment on a task

    If guest user adds task to my plan and I ask additional questions in comments - the guest user will need to reply somehow. I can't understand why guest comments are blocked.

    209 votes
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  10. Disable email notifications for comments

    I want an option to disable notifications for comments.

    I do not want to email the entire Office365 Group every time I add a comment. You can't disable this.

    Furthermore, if I did want an email to go out, it should be identified as coming from Planner rather than an email from me.

    204 votes
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  11. Drag and Drop tasks between different plans

    I have different plans for different people on my team, Sometimes tasks need to be moved to someone else. it would be nice to be able to drag a card from the board on one plan and drop it on an entirely different plan in the left-hand column.

    203 votes
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  12. Allow Group Admin to lock-down who can add, delete and assign tasks

    Allow Group Admin to set permissions for members of the plan -
    E.g. Who can add/delete/assign tasks.

    198 votes
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    14 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Provide an option for a printable version of MS Planner

    Provide an option for a printable version of MS Planner, ether of the planner hub of a particular task. Also, a printable report. Most administrators want a to see a physical report of progress. If there is a way to print plans, tasks, and charts to present to administrators.

    188 votes
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    30 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Archive Tasks

    Showing completed tasks at the bottom of each bucket isn't very helpful when the list of completed tasks is enormous. If Search functionality for Tasks can be added and cards can be archived, that cleans up the buckets and keeps all of the pertinent information at the forefront. If I want to look for a completed task, searching by text makes the most sense to me rather than digging through a list of completed tasks until I find the right one in one of several possible buckets.

    187 votes
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    16 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. For all comments, email notifications need to be sent to all assigned to that task.

    For all comments, email notifications need to be sent to all assigned to that task. That is the main use of Planner. If team members have completed their task; they can remove themselves from the assigned list, to stop the unwanted emails.

    179 votes
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    21 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Completely Replace Outlook Tasks with Planner.

    Outlook tasks are outdated and have tons of limitations. REPLACE Tasks with Planner. Include Planner as part of all O365 plans offering Exchange Online. People who use Outlook with Exchange Online should get the Planner Version of Tasks. This to my mind would kill all competition in the mail client + task management areas across all devices.

    174 votes
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  17. Missing email notification for Task assignments

    Planner is not sending my team members email notifications when they are assigned a task. What can I do to make it happen?

    168 votes
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  18. Support markdown notation for description fields

    It would be great if .md (Markdown) notation, like in https://msdn.microsoft.com/Library/vs/alm/overview/reference/markdown-guidance, would be supported for text description fields for tasks, plans, buckets and other objects

    166 votes
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  19. Reports

    This tools is great for tracking teams and reports. I'd like to have an option to export the data to share with management and peers or simply as a historical reference. It would be awesome if the reports could maintain the vision that is displayed in the UI.

    166 votes
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  20. Allow us to have Custom Progress Status’s

    It would be nice to be able to create custom status’s for your board.

    We use additional status’s for when we are working on a task. For example something may be in progress but we would set the status to Waiting on Customer or Pending Testing.

    It would be great to create our own status’s that can be applied to the Plan for better tracking.

    159 votes
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