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  1. Add auditing to the tasks so that there's an audit trail of all changes made and who made the change

    Add auditing to the tasks so that there's an audit trail of all changes made and who made the change. This would help show exactly who made what changes and when (time/date stamp on each audit entry) so that you can clearly understand the history of the task and who was involved and when.

    109 votes
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  2. Tag people within tasks

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

    107 votes
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  3. 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!

    107 votes
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  4. Allow external users to participate in planner

    Allow external users to participate in planner

    105 votes
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  5. 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

    104 votes
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  6. prioritization of tasks

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

    98 votes
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  7. Include time tracking/time sheets per task

    It is very useful to track expected time to be spent per task versus real time spent.

    96 votes
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  8. Notifications

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    There are too many email notifications send by Planner. Users in our company though those were spams. Please provide a way to manage notification send

    95 votes
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  9. 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

    92 votes
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  10. Sync with Wunderlist

    Task sync to wunderlist tasks

    91 votes
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  11. Outlook integration

    Planner I want to see calendars and tasks in Outlook

    89 votes
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  12. Mass Delete of Completed Tasks but Keep Plan

    It would be nice to be able to mass delete all completed Tasks within a Plan. As Tasks are checked off, and new Tasks added to the Plan, overtime the Completed Tasks build up. I'm still using the Plan, but want to clear out the Completed Tasks. Just like in Google Keep, you can mass delete all completed items.

    89 votes
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  13. Voting on task importance

    We use planner to track bug fixes and it would be nice if users could up vote a card to show us it is a more important bug fix. Kind of like the voting we use in this forum :)

    85 votes
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  14. "Your session has expired. Can you please sign in again? Sorry for any inconvenience" Box pops up every few minutes.

    It is very annoying to have the session expired box continually pop up - even when actively using planner and creating/updaing tasks etc.

    If this is to do with the auto refresh, can we at least have an option to turn the auto refresh off and manually sync.

    84 votes
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  15. Stop Planner creating a new email address for a private plan

    Planner is a great collaborative tool but also very useful to use just on an individual basis for own tasks and responsibilities. However, if you create any new plan, it automatically creates a new email address for that plan that is immediately visible in the organisations address book/contact list in Outlook. It would be useful if you had the option just to use planner without it doing this.

    83 votes
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  16. Only the Administrator of a plan should have right to delete or reassign tasks

    Only the Administrator of a plan should have right to delete or reassign tasks. Now, if the plan Administrator assign a task to an user, he/she can delete the tasks, and this action of deleting tasks should be only allowed to plan Adminsitrators

    83 votes
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  17. 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.

    82 votes
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  18. Hyperlinks in Comments

    Typing a URL in a comment does not render the URL as a hyperlink when the comment is saved. It would be much more user-friendly to render these as hyperlinks.

    82 votes
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  19. The ability to assign individual checklist items and designate a due date within a task leading up to the overall task due date.

    A task has a due date, but within the task the checklist items can also have their own due date and assigned group member to complete all needs before the actual task due date.

    81 votes
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  20. TASK Delete - It should not be possible for anyone to delete a task. Task deletion should be restricted to the creator of the task or admin

    TASK Delete - It should not be possible for anyone to delete a task. Task deletion should be restricted to the creator of the task or administrator of the plan. This has cost us a lot of time and effort and effectively renders what is an excellent system useless for managing task orientated projects with big groups of users because we have no clue who deleted a task or why or when.

    81 votes
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