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  1. 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.

    514 votes

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  2. 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

    509 votes

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  3. 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.

    485 votes

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  4. 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

    464 votes

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  5. Set due time for a task in Microsoft Planner

    It would be nice if it’s able to set Tasks’ due, not only due date but also due time when creating a Planner task. For instance, set due time on the day selected from a calendar (May 17, 2018 12:00 AM).

    458 votes

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  6. 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.

    435 votes

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  7. Assign a task to more than 11 people

    Remove the planner limitation to assign a task to more than 11 people. Currently, if you try to assign a 12th person, you get an error message "You can't assign more than 11 people to a single task."

    395 votes

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  8. 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
    385 votes

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  9. 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.

    373 votes

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  10. 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.

    360 votes

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  11. 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.

    346 votes

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  12. Link tasks between different plans

    It would be extremely helpful if you could create a task in one plan and have it duplicated in a separate plan(s), and only needing to update the task in one place.

    Example. I create a task in Plan A. I duplicate the task in Plan B. When I make any changes or updates to the task, it updates in Plan A and Plan B.

    343 votes

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  13. 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

    335 votes

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  14. Provide backup/previous versions

    There needs to be some way to restore from accidental data loss, even if it's only 1 or 2 restore points. I can guarantee if I implement this in my company, there will be multiple instances of deleted tasks and buckets that need to be recovered.

    320 votes

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  15. 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

    313 votes

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  16. 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.

    296 votes

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  17. 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.

    280 votes

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  18. 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.

    279 votes

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  19. Folder for attachments

    Currently attached files just drop into the overall SharePoint drive on the team folder. We would like for them to be more organized within an Attachment Folder, or the ability to control where they go within the team SharePoint.

    275 votes

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  20. Tag people within tasks

    Allow member to get tagged within tasks eg. ' Meet with @johnsmith to discuss timelines'

    275 votes

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