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  1. 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.

    95 votes
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      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      93 votes
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        11 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Notifications

        Hi,

        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

        92 votes
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          17 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Sync with Wunderlist

          Task sync to wunderlist tasks

          90 votes
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            5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Outlook integration

            Planner I want to see calendars and tasks in Outlook

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

              86 votes
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                11 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.

                84 votes
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                  6 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.

                  82 votes
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                    25 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Tag people within tasks

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

                    78 votes
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                      10 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

                        78 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.

                          77 votes
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                            6 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.

                            75 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 :(

                              72 votes
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                                20 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                71 votes
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                                • 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.

                                  71 votes
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                                  • 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.

                                    71 votes
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                                    • Multiple checklists within one task

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

                                      71 votes
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                                      • 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 :)

                                        71 votes
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                                        • 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.

                                          70 votes
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