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  1. Tag people within tasks

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

    242 votes
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  2. 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

    236 votes
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  3. 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.

    235 votes
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  4. 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.

    226 votes
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  5. 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.

    219 votes
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  6. 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.

    219 votes
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    32 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Drag and Drop tasks between different plans

    I have different plans for different people on my team, Sometimes tasks need to be moved to someone else. it would be nice to be able to drag a card from the board on one plan and drop it on an entirely different plan in the left-hand column.

    212 votes
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  8. 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.

    211 votes
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  9. 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.

    206 votes
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    21 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    201 votes
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  11. Remove 1500 Tasks Created Per User Limit

    Remove the limit of a single user only being able to create 1500 tasks. When using an API to create tasks this will quickly be exceeded. There should be no limit.

    199 votes
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  12. 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.

    197 votes
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  13. Planner permissions

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

    193 votes
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    3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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 :)

    191 votes
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  15. Include time tracking/time sheets per task

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

    185 votes
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  16. 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.

    184 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!

    177 votes
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  18. 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.

    175 votes
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  19. 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?

    171 votes
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  20. 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.

    170 votes
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