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  1. Integration with outlook tasks

    New tasks created in Planner should also be seen in outlook

    4,521 votes
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      349 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      As an update, we’re continuing to explore how Planner and Outlook tasks can live in the same ecosystem. We will provide another update as soon as we have a set plan to share!

      Thanks!

      -The Planner Team

    • Export to Excel

      Ability to export Plan data to Excel

      2,659 votes
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        213 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thank you for the feedback! We love that our customers are interested in utilizing Planner in this way.

        As a first step, we have added exporting to Excel to our roadmap and have changed the title of this thread to focus the conversation on this feature. Our team would love to hear more about the specific scenarios you would like to use this for so that we can build the best possible experience around this!

        Thanks!

      • Easily add Planner Tasks from within Outlook client and Office 365

        Emails consume too much time and energy. As an email user I want to only view an email once and should be able to reply/forward to a person or Outlook Group/SharePoint Site, schedule a Planner task, and/or archive the email for future reference.

        2,455 votes
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          63 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Link Planner with Office 365 Tasks

          It would be great to have the option to make tasks created in Office 365 Tasks available in Planner

          1,290 votes
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            38 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Plans deletion/archive

            As I saw that when you delete a Plan all conversations, Groups etc are deleted could be useful to have another Status for that Plans, maybe an "Archived" status, maybe visible in another dashboard or something similar.

            1,193 votes
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              121 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please link Tasks to Outlook (desktop) and also allow users of MS Project to open them in that.

              When a Task is assigned, have Planner sent the email alert in the form of an Outlook Task Request (when the request is Accepted, Deferred, etc.) and it sits in the User's Outlook Task list -- have the ability for them to update progress within MS Outlook (desktop) itself -- and let that update Planner.

              (Similar features were available as far back as Outlook 2000 without a centralised server system. Now we have cloud, please bring back these features without worrying about MS Project Server / Online sales -- instead, make those "enterprise level" services...)

              947 votes
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                11 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Tasks to Outlook Calendar Automatically

                Add ability to view tasks that have assigned due dates in Outlook calendar

                821 votes
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                  37 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thank you for your feedback!

                  As a first step, we have started development on the supporting viewing Planner tasks on an Outlook calendar. This will add the ability to turn on an iCalendar feed (.ics feed) for the “My Tasks” view and for each Plan. You can subscribe to this feed in Outlook to see Planner tasks in context with your other events. Updates on this feature can be followed on this thread: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/13524084-add-or-integrate-planner-tasks-with-a-calendar

                  Beyond the iCalendar feed, we will continue to explore our options for adding tasks to Outlook Calendar automatically. We would love to hear more of your thoughts on the following:
                  -What information from tasks would you like to carry over to Outlook Calendar?
                  -How many different plans would you like to view on your Outlook Calendar?
                  -Any specific scenarios or examples of how this would fit into your workflow

                • Add OneNote Tasks to Planner

                  If an item is tagged as a Task in the OneNote Notebook associated with the Group/Plan, automatically add that to the task Plan task list

                  504 votes
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                    20 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • connect an existing OneNote instead of starting a new OneNote

                    i have a bunch of OneNotes that I want to attach to specific Boards. I don't want a new OneNote

                    316 votes
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                      12 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Integration into Office Groups App

                      The Office Groups app is already quite nice but the planner view is not included yet.

                      272 votes
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                        8 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • wunderlist, planner and outlook tasks should all live in the same world

                        Wunderlist, Planner and Outlook tasks should all be part of the same app universe and be easily movable and interchangeable weather the user is using the free Wunderlist, a paid Office 365 subscription or Outlook though a classic Office license (non subscription model).

                        why so many overlapping task management apps from Microsoft?

                        From the user perspective one can only see advantages in the integration.

                        256 votes
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                          8 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • gantt

                          It would be great if planner could integrate with smartsheet, or indeed replace it with gantt and dependency capabilities as well as tables and tracking.

                          255 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Integration with Sharepoint Sites

                            Integrate Planner with Sharepoint sites so multiple Plans can belong to a Team site.

                            228 votes
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                              17 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Integrate Planner with Excel for mass updating / entry of tasks

                              when creating a new plan or maintaining a larger plan the data entry is pretty cumbersome. Integrating this with Excel would make this process much easier and allow the plans to scale better in terms of initial start-up time as well as ongoing maintenance.

                              163 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Logic Flow Connector

                                Planner entities (Boards/Tasks) should act both as a trigger as well as an action recipient of Logic Flow as well as Azure Logic Apps. This way we can enable workflows integrating with external SaS apps (VSTS the obvious candidate) as well as internally within O365.
                                Trigger examples: when a Task is closed, when a Task is (re)assigned, when a Task moved to another Bucket, when a Task is created.
                                Action examples: create a Task, add comment/attachment, move to another Bucket, change Task priority/assignee (or more according to the Roadmap) - essentially whatever can be surfaced through the graph task api.

                                149 votes
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                                • Make the dates in planner show up on the Calendar.

                                  When you set a task's date in Planner, it should also show up on your calendar. I can't see using Planner if it doesn't integrate into your calendar.

                                  137 votes
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                                  • Do NOT create a new mobile app. Integrate with Groups App instead.

                                    Do not fragment the mobile app space. Do NOT create a new app of Planner. Use Groups App to integrate instead.

                                    There already is a mobile app for Office 365 Groups. And Planner plans have a direct relationship with Groups. It would be great if Planner is integrated into that existing app. Groups app will have conversations, Files, Notebook, Calendar, and Plans.

                                    130 votes
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                                    • Integrate with MS Project in O365

                                      Does this interfaces with MS Project? This would be a much better way of creating, assigning, executing, and tracking project tasks as well as non-project/administrative tasks. Also, maybe the time invested in tasks could flow automatically to timesheets. Reducing or removing the time spent maintaining timesheets would be welcome.

                                      123 votes
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                                      • Integration with Yammer

                                        Conversation via groups is great, be we would need a full integration with Yammer and all the social features

                                        109 votes
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                                        • Microsoft Teams Integration Problems

                                          Microsoft Teams Integration Problems.

                                          When we add tasks to a Teams Project, we cannot add new ones from planner, but we can view them. Also the tasks added from Teams have reduced functionality. All very annoying.

                                          108 votes
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