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  1. 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.

    173 votes
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      30 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      170 votes
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        13 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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        Outlook tasks are outdated and have tons of limitations.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.

        165 votes
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          4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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?

          162 votes
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            26 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            All Planner users who are assigned a task should now receive an email notification about the task assignment. Thanks for the suggestion and feedback!

            -The Planner Team

          • 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

            162 votes
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              22 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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 I'd like to have an option to export the data to share with management and peers or simply as a historical reference.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.

              159 votes
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                9 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

                157 votes
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                  36 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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…

                  153 votes
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                    14 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 140 votes
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                      16 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      134 votes
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                        26 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        133 votes
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                          30 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Start day on Monday

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

                          128 votes
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                            39 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            126 votes
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                              9 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • duplicate buckets

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

                              114 votes
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                                11 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                114 votes
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                                  17 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  108 votes
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                                    12 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow external users to participate in planner

                                    Allow external users to participate in planner

                                    104 votes
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                                    • 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

                                      101 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • COLOR CODE THE BUCKETS! please.

                                        Color coding the buckets in Planner will really help my visual eye keep my various projects organized. If I really had it together, I'd use the same color to track e-mail to-do's and physical analog folders. Let there be color!

                                        99 votes
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                                        • prioritization of tasks

                                          Should be able to track effort and impact of each task to help with prioritization.

                                          96 votes
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