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  1. I want a "Convert to Task Planner" button for emails

    Most of our tasks come in via email, a simple button to convert it to a planner task would be imperative, otherwise it renders the planner a little bit pointless for us.

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      38 comments  ·  APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thank you for your feedback! We are still considering our options for this feature.

      In the meantime, Flow can be used to automatically create tasks in Planner from your email. Here is the link to the Flow template: https://preview.flow.microsoft.com/en-us/galleries/public/templates/67477f30373611e7870df906aa521b7a/create-planner-tasks-for-flagged-emails-in-office-365/

      We are continuing conversations with our friends on the Flow team to explore other Planner integrations, and would love to hear more about how you would like to use emails with Planner!

    • 137 votes
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        7 comments  ·  APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Office Planner PowerShell module

        Can the Office Groups PowerShell cmdlet set be extended to include additional commands for Get, Set, New actions relating to Plans, Tasks, Buckets, everything? This should include the ability to save a Plan as an empty template as in SharePoint

        92 votes
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          6 comments  ·  APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Full Plan and Task Management RESTful (or like) API.

          Some calls might do the following:

          Get Plans
          Get Buckets From Plan
          Get Tasks From Bucket
          Add Plan
          Add User to Plan
          Add Bucket to Plan
          Add Task to Bucket
          Assign Task to User

          This could open up so many possibilities. I would use it to create tasks for users (like tickets) and all the notification and time tracking would be handled by the Planner Application.

          62 votes
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            4 comments  ·  APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 53 votes
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              2 comments  ·  APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • would be great if we could add another assignee to a task (in case we are working in tandem)

              would be great if we could add another assignee to a task (in case we are working in tandem)

              34 votes
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                3 comments  ·  APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • E-mail a task to a user

                Be able to send a email to a mail box to put in tasks

                29 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Promote a Group conversation to a Task

                  Emails posted to the Group should be promotable to Plan/Bucket along with their attachments with appropriate metadata mapping, i.e Subject -> Task title etc. We can also establish conventions like @<user> on the subject would be mapped to Assignee etc

                  A similar facility is used quite extensively in Trello to accommodate integration scenarios with external apps but this Use Case is covered well in O365 with Connectors. The unique selling point of Groups is that are email-enabled therefore can act as a Queue/Routing Point for other actions, either manually (explicit UI actions) or automatic.
                  This would require the addition of…

                  24 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • An api for Trello

                    An API for Trello would be great. Or at least an export/import option to migrate data.

                    24 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • An API for Planner?

                      If it exists, could you please send me a documentation ?

                      21 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Different Levels of Notifications/Members/Assigned Tasks

                        I am looking to be able to send Notifications/updates on Tasks to only the Task owner(s), not all members of the group, OR the ability to assign Tasks to non-members of the Plan.
                        For example. Supervisor has created a Plan of misc. tasks and created different Buckets for each admin in department. When I update Tasks in my Bucket, each admin Member of the Plan recieves Notifications that are not pertinant to them. Additionally, when I try to add individuals that I am working with to one of my Tasks, I am unable to do so if the Task is…

                        15 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Planner Task Attachment API

                          Within Planner Tasks, The only way a Link can be added is through attachment. However in current Graph API, there is no way to read task's link attachment, or to add a link attachment to a task. So here is a list of APIs that I would request:
                          - read list of task link attachment and its description
                          - update a link attachment/description
                          - add a link attachment/description to the task

                          9 votes
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                          • conversations pop up in planner

                            A pop-up to come up/open on screen for conversations as eg in Facebook chat where one can type in directly rather than opening the the notification javascript to direct to conversation.

                            6 votes
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                            • Language Interface in English

                              Hi, this morning I found my planner hub in Bahasa Indonesia. I tried to reset the configuration but it still in English (UK). In other apps they are in English but NOT my planner! Please make it sync with other apps in English. So frustating!

                              5 votes
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                              • Get Task History

                                It would be nice to have an API that gives us all of a task's history including entry and exit dates per bucket ID using this kind of Graph API endpoint: GET /planner/tasks/<id>/history

                                5 votes
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                                • Creating/Adding checklist using the API

                                  We are creating Planner tasks from two add-ins - Planner Pro nd iGlobe CRM Office 365. It would be nice if we can create checklist when we create a task from the API

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Add-in a link to the Planner Task link using the API

                                    We can't get that to work and would appriciate if that would be possible.

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Wufoo integration/Form integration

                                      Would be great to have this be an automated software. What I mean is that a person can fill out a form and it autocreates a Basket.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • About Planner

                                        Hello. Planner don't let me know any alerts when an event happens while i'm working in other app from office 365, example my email

                                        3 votes
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                                        • like to track the activity deadline.

                                          At present we are able to track the deadline of task, But I like to track the activity deadline. This calls for provision of due dates for each activity and task due date will be due date of activity which will take longest time.

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