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  1. Assign a size to each task

    We use scrum, so sizing of items is an obvious data field gap on Planner as it stands today. We can use the ribbons for sizing (sort of... there aren't enough to replicate traditional story points but I've cut it back to 0/1/3/8/20/100 for now). This is a compensatory workaround though. The sizing mechanism should be flexible - where we use story points (0.5, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 20, 40, 100, Infinity), another user might want to define item size in t-shirt sizes (S, M, L, XL...) and another user might want something else.

    36 votes
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    • Grouping of tasks by label

      I want to be able to group tasks by label, e.g. if i have a task that is marked "important" and "bug fix" i would like to be able to get an overview of how many bugs i have that is important. So that I can use it when I am prioritising new features into the board.

      31 votes
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      • import files by drag & drop to board

        If i drag and drop on a planner board, Chrome opens the file as on my desktop in the window. I want to drag and drop anywhere on a board for the file to just upload. Like Trello.

        31 votes
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        • Group By View (Default Views)

          When inside of a Plan the default "group by" view is bucket. I'd like to be able to change the default view to "Progress" or have the ability to set a default to any of the view options.

          30 votes
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          • Link to a card

            It is important to be able to send a link to a card, e.g. when inviting someone to discuss a particular card.

            30 votes
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            • "right click" copy task & move to new bucket

              I need a way to make all the staff members have the same task & have the ability to have one task that I copy to multiple staff members.

              instead of typing the same task over and over again for multiple people. second if I could assign one task to multiple people and each person could check off when they are done. individually.

              two issues fixed would save a lot of time.

              30 votes
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              • Add The Ability to Paste Images Into Comments Fields

                I have come from Trello which uses images extensively as a visual reference. The is facilitated through a simple ability to paste images into boards. This is possible in Planner via Files/Attach but is very convoluted.

                29 votes
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                • Sort tasks by modifed date

                  You should be able to sort by which Tasks were most recently updated with notes, files, comments, etc. This would allow you to quickly see what's happened since you last checked on the plan.

                  28 votes
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                  • Improve Checklist Functionality

                    It would be great to see more functionality with the checklist function in MS Planner. For example, being able to assign members to individual checklist items, due dates for each item, hours for each item etc.)

                    26 votes
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                    • Print sorted lists of Tasks.

                      Would like to be able to print lists of tasks sorted in different ways: print a list of all Tasks in a Bucket or print a list of a member's Tasks. Sharepoint allows exporting tasks lists to Excel which I used to do to print lists to take to a site visit.

                      26 votes
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                      • Create synced tasks across planners

                        The ability to create a task in several planners and have it sync across them would be very useful. This way the users can have individual planners with all their tasks, created only for that planner or linked from project planners or department planners.

                        Cross team tasks, recurring tasks, tasks with multiple asignees etc can then easily be added to "views" specialized for specific things.

                        26 votes
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                        • Add Plan Swimlanes to "My Tasks" View

                          The "My Tasks" view that shows tasks assigned to me from all plans would be more useful if you could group by "Progress" but have the tasks in each progress-state grouped into separate swimlanes by plan. This would make it easier to have a quick sense of which "plans" have been, are, and will be consuming more of your time than others.

                          I would also love to see some sort of "sub-plan" swimlane capability in the plans themselves, but that's a different request.

                          26 votes
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                          • Assign dates to buckets

                            For my projects I use the buckets as milestones where all the tasks roll up to the completion of the milestone.

                            26 votes
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                            • Add horizontal swim lanes

                              Add horizontal swim lanes to make it more like true KANBAN.

                              25 votes
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                              • Adjust the views of the cards

                                Right now the view of the cards is very large. it would be great if they could be collapsed like the "Details", "Medium Thumbnails", and Large Thumbnails" of the tasks. When you have a lot of tasks it is difficult to view all the tasks at once when they are such large thumbnails of the task.

                                25 votes
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                                • task notification for a deletion

                                  Users have the ability to delete tasks without notification to the group. When a user deletes a task, it should be included in the notification (where the plan is enabled to send notifications).

                                  24 votes
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                                  • swimlanes

                                    Add swimlanes in addition to buckets

                                    24 votes
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                                    • Change board from public and private

                                      Would be great to change the boards viewing permissions

                                      24 votes
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                                      • colored flags in my tasks

                                        A task's colored tabs or flags are displayed to the right of the task when viewing a plan's board, but they do not show when viewing "my tasks". They should be visible at all times.

                                        23 votes
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                                        • Change task status when moved to specific column

                                          Would be great if buckets could be linked to a particular status and would automatically update tasks statuses as they are moved from bucket to bucket.

                                          For example:

                                          Bucket : Status

                                          ToDo : Not Started
                                          WIP : In Progress
                                          Blocked : In Progress
                                          Done : Complete

                                          So as a task moves from ToDo -> WIP -> Blocked -> WIP -> Done the status will automatically update from Not Started -> In Progress -> Complete.

                                          23 votes
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