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  1. 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.

    157 votes
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  2. Tag people within tasks

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

    145 votes
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  3. 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.

    145 votes
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  4. 145 votes
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  5. 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.

    143 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.

    138 votes
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  7. 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.

    136 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.

    134 votes
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  9. 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

    131 votes
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  10. duplicate buckets

    I would like to be able to duplicate a bucket with just a copy and paste feature.

    131 votes
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  11. 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!

    129 votes
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  12. Include time tracking/time sheets per task

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

    127 votes
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  13. 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).

    123 votes
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  14. 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.

    116 votes
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  15. 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.

    111 votes
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  16. A view to see all tasks from planners in all channels in a Team

    You can see all tasks from a Planner in a channel

    But you can't see all tasks from multiple Planners in a channel

    And you can't see all tasks from all the Planners that are created in Team

    Basically you can't get a view from multiple Planners...yes, the My Tasks feature allows you to see your tasks across multiple Planners

    ...but a project lead would be interested in seeing all tasks from the multiple planners that exist in a Team

    The only hack is for the project lead to assign themselves every task, then the problem is you can't filter…

    110 votes
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  17. 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 :)

    110 votes
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  18. Allow external users to participate in planner

    Allow external users to participate in planner

    108 votes
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  19. 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

    107 votes
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  20. 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.

    106 votes
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