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  1. 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.

    209 votes
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  2. 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.

    207 votes
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  3. Tag people within tasks

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

    202 votes
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  4. 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.

    189 votes
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  5. 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    Outlook tasks are outdated and have tons of limitations.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.

    180 votes
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  6. 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.

    179 votes
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  7. 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.

    177 votes
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  8. 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.

    173 votes
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  9. 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?

    170 votes
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  10. 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.

    169 votes
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  11. 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.

    168 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.

    163 votes
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  13. Include time tracking/time sheets per task

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

    162 votes
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  14. Drag&Drop for adding file attachments to tasks

    When opening a task, please enable drag and drop files from Windows Explorer to tasks.

    Now need to click "Attach"->File->browse for file.

    Drag&drop for adding attachments straight from Windows Explorer works in Redmine.

    It should work in Planner the more, as obviously both are MS products.

    161 votes
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  15. Planner permissions

    Please implement permissions (access, deletion, change, read etc) for planner

    151 votes
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  16. 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

    151 votes
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  17. 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!

    151 votes
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  18. Assign task to Organization Member without becoming Plan Member

    When you assign a Task to an organization member it becomes part of the Plan/Group.

    We should be able to assign Tasks to people but to limit their view to that task only.

    150 votes
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  19. 149 votes
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  20. 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.

    148 votes
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