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  1. Allow Tasks to be moved between Plans/Boards.

    Currently you can only move Tasks to different Buckets within a Plan/Board. It would be very useful to be able to also copy or move them to different Plans/Boards that you are a member of.

    2,641 votes
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      290 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thank you for the feedback! We have added this feature to our roadmap and are currently figuring out how to create the best experience around this. As we work on this, we’d love to hear more about your specific scenarios for moving tasks between plans, and what information from a task you would like to move over.

      As a first step, we started developing the ability to copy a task within a plan. This thread can provide an update on that feature: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/14914122-copy-a-task

      We have also noted that some comments are interested in the same functionality for moving buckets between plans – we will keep this in mind and address this after we complete copying a task between plans.

      Thanks!

    • Task Templates

      Allow the creation of "Task Templates", which have a default set of properties (due one week from today, checklist items, assignment, etc.)

      1,942 votes
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        119 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thank you for your feedback!

        As a first step, we are working on delivering the ability to copy a task within a board. Updates on this feature can be found on this thread: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/14914122-copy-a-task

        Meanwhile, we are thinking about what the best template experience is. We would love to hear more about specific scenarios you would find templates useful for and what information you would want to carry over between templates. Any examples or ideas are appreciated!

      • View All Tasks Assigned To a Single Person

        Currently tasks can be viewed by Assigned To only within a particular Project. It would be helpful to search globally in Planner by Assigned To rather than having to review assignments Plan by Plan. This change would make evaluation of workloads much easier.

        935 votes
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        • Mark a task as a prereq or dependency on another task i.e. relationship

          Would be useful to set a task as requiring another task to complete before it can change state.

          629 votes
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          • Ability to customize the status field.

            So that we can have more than "Not started", "In progress" and "Completed". This would support task management where more than just those 3 statuses are used.

            616 votes
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              55 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Time tracking for cards

              Track the time spent on each card by each member that worked on it would be very useful, further with reports to easily consume this information.

              Besides, if tasks were imported from Project (where work hours should be set by task)... time input could help to calculate the completion status.

              502 votes
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                32 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Ability to filter cards by people, labels and tags

                Ability to filter the cards on a board by people, labels and tags to be able to view e.g. only the cards with a specific label or with a specific hashtag in the title

                498 votes
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                  27 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Hide (Archive) completed Buckets

                  When completing Buckets it would be nice to be able to hide them so they don't take up space, but you still keep them in the statistics.

                  363 votes
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                    16 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Multiple people assigned to a card

                    Need multiple people assigned to a card to show there is collaboration on a project.

                    239 votes
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                      8 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable Grouping by label

                      Enabling the Group by lable would be a good thing - so that the differing workstreams can be easily seen

                      164 votes
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                        10 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Function to add more Labels

                        Sometimes the Labels are not enough, for example if you use it to tag different departments or functions

                        160 votes
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                          50 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Be able to delete and/or edit comments

                          It does not appear to be possible to delete comments once posted. It would be useful to be able to delete and/or edit these comments.

                          146 votes
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                            16 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 120 votes
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                            • Filter tasks by label

                              It should be possible to filter fasks within a board by the labels assigned to them. This would make the planner incredibly powerful! Also, other Kanban-based products provide this feature.....

                              116 votes
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                              • Multiple Boards Per Plan

                                It'd be really nice to be able to add and manage multiple boards for a given plan. I'm thinking different boards for different work streams, backlog boards, building out boards for different sprints, etc.

                                I think this fits better into the 1-to-1 Group-to-Plan setup that you've already built than the multiple plans per group request, though that would be a work around for this kind of thing if you can move tasks between plans.

                                112 votes
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                                • Where is the Search tool?

                                  There should be a Search tool so you can easily find a "Card"

                                  84 votes
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                                  • Option to have a simple Gant chart view

                                    To map out tasks with start stop
                                    Option to view by swim lane (bucket / assigned)

                                    74 votes
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                                    • Enable drag & drop in Safari (Mac)

                                      Despite the fact that Safari is listed as the default Mac OS X browser for Office 365, drag and drop functions in O365 are generally not supported. In Planner, Safari (Mac) - at least for me - does not allow reordering of items in a checklist, tasks on the Board, or dragging a task from one bucket to another. All of these work fine in Chrome (Mac) and Firefox (Mac).

                                      71 votes
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                                      • add dates to checklists

                                        Ascribe a date to the items in a checklist, as at the moment there is only the task timeline that is available. It would help to breakdown the expectations associated with a task especially if it would be pointless to spread it across multiple cards.

                                        69 votes
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                                        • Support individual card colors in Board view to allow visual organization of different types of work.

                                          I recognize that the current label system has the advantage of assigning multiple colored labels to a card, but the visual indicator is too small to be useful in a busy board view. If I use color to indicate types of work flowing through the "Plan", it would be useful to scan colored cards and get a sense for what types of work were in process. It seems most online Kanban boards support this.

                                          63 votes
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