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  1. 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…

    204 votes
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  2. 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.

    189 votes
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  3. 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.

    188 votes
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  4. 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.

    182 votes
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  5. 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.

    180 votes
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  6. 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.

    176 votes
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  7. Start day on Monday

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

    174 votes
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  8. 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.

    169 votes
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  9. 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.

    168 votes
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  10. 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?

    165 votes
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  11. 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.

    164 votes
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  12. 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.

    162 votes
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  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.

    156 votes
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  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.

    141 votes
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  15. 141 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.

    130 votes
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  17. duplicate buckets

    I would like to be able to duplicate a bucket with just a copy and paste feature.

    126 votes
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  18. Planner templates

    The planner template is so basic for me (as business processes are normally repeatable), that makes the whole app completely useless at its current state. Any time I might save planning with this Canvan apporach, I will lose it as I have to create the same tasks over and over.

    115 votes
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  19. Please add a @mention functionality to checklist and comments section in Planner

    When I am adding checklist or comments on Planner Tasks then I want to be able to mention a specific employee who the task, or item in checklist is assigned. This way I want the person to be notified.

    110 votes
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  20. Provide notifications inside Planner for those who don't want email notifications

    Create a notification center inside Planner that will keep you up to date on all subscribed changes inside Planner. Notifications should display updates on all projects and tasks that you follow or are assigned.

    After you’ve read or taken action on a notification in the Notifications tab, you can archive it.

    You should be able to take action on tasks while reviewing Notifications.

    Asana has a wonderful notification system called Inbox. It helps to reduce email notifications and provides notifications in-app. https://asana.com/guide/help/fundamentals/inbox

    109 votes
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