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  1. 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

    81 votes
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      10 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • "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.

      80 votes
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        24 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Include time tracking/time sheets per task

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

        78 votes
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          5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 78 votes
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            4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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

            77 votes
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              8 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              74 votes
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                6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Sort tasks by importance AND due date

                It would be great if you could sort tasks by date, but then also sort by importance. We juggle a lot of clients, and some are more demanding than others. It would be great as a manager if I could assign importance to tasks for my team.

                70 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Need a way to print general reports

                  There is currently NO GOOD WAY TO PRINT a LIST OF TASKS

                  70 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide feature to add Hours/Days as part of Task

                    Provide feature to add Hours/Days as part of Task. And allow to use the information in Charts, Exporting to Excel. I am hold up with full fledged implementation due to the shortcomings of Task Duration in a Task.

                    69 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      69 votes
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                        8 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Delete Plans Completely

                        Supposedly there is a way to delete a plan entirely, however I have not yet been able to find that. Hoping that it becomes a possibility as my dashboard is filled with projects that ended over a year ago :(

                        69 votes
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                          20 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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 :)

                          69 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Assign Task Lead

                            The ability to assign a task to multiple people is a big improvement. BUT, we'd like to be able to designate a primary responsible (ie. a task lead.)

                            66 votes
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                            • Tag people within tasks

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

                              65 votes
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                                8 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                64 votes
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                                  8 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  62 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • CRITICAL: Cannot recover deleted Tasks and files attached to tasks are also lost permanently.

                                    I accidentally deleted a task in Planner. The Task had screenshots and an agreement attached. Once the task has been deleted it does not go to the SharePoint recycle bin and the task, conversation, attachments are permanently deleted.

                                    Easiest fix is to place the task into recycle bin. Work around is to place all attachments in the file repository then attach to task. You still lose the entire task list and conversations thus making this a critical flaw.

                                    62 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Multiple checklists within one task

                                      Create multiple checklists (for different people or different sections of a task)

                                      61 votes
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                                      • Need to be able summarize tasks and print them out.

                                        Need to be able to create a rollup summary of task and be able to print them out or be able to import/export them to excel to create a summary report.

                                        60 votes
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                                        • make someone a manager and only he can delete tasks

                                          make someone a manager and only he can delete tasks

                                          58 votes
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