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  1. 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.

    80 votes
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  2. For all comments, email notifications need to be sent to all assigned to that task.

    For all comments, email notifications need to be sent to all assigned to that task. That is the main use of Planner. If team members have completed their task; they can remove themselves from the assigned list, to stop the unwanted emails.

    78 votes
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  3. 78 votes
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  4. 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.

    77 votes
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  5. 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.

    76 votes
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  6. 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.

    76 votes
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  7. Need a way to print general reports

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

    75 votes
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  8. 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 :(

    74 votes
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  9. Make the Label Colors Changeable. Also allow for more or less labels

    As stated before me. The labels are too small when applied. The user should be able to add or reduce the amount of labels and the user should have the ability to change the colors of the labels.

    73 votes
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  10. 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.

    73 votes
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  11. Configure Timeout settings

    I frequently get logged out when working with Planner after some time of inactivity - this is different from the rest of the Office365 suite. While having to login again is not only annoying, I have also lost content because of this. On more than one instance I was still able to create tasks, only to find them gone after having to login again.

    73 votes
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  12. 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.)

    72 votes
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  13. Multiple checklists within one task

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

    72 votes
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  14. 72 votes
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  15. Ability to @ Tag a member of the Planner in the Comments of a Task.

    It'd be awesome if you could tag another member of the planner the way you can on Facebook/Twitter/etc in comments of tasks so that they can see it.

    69 votes
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  16. 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.

    68 votes
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  17. 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.

    66 votes
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  18. A Planner app for Mac OS

    Please build a desktop app for Mac OS

    66 votes
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  19. Hierarchy/Link between tasks (also from different Plans)

    The ability to link between tasks is important.
    For example, Management created a task. This will be converted to sub tasks on a sub team Plan.

    65 votes
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  20. Ability to paste a screenshot directly from clipboard

    By pasting Cnrl + V should automatically upload the screenshot as a file to a dedicated folder whithin the Office group and link it to the task within Planner

    64 votes
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