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  1. Allow Planner plans to be created in a Private Teams Channel

    When we create a Private Channel in Teams, creating a Planner is not an option in the channel tab. This would be helpful: to allow this subgroup of people to work together on a confidential activity within a team.

    594 votes
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  2. Copy Plan to Existing Group

    The ability to copy a Plan was recently released (see link below) but this only provides the ability to copy a plan to a new O365 Group. It does not provide the ability to copy a plan to an existing O365 Group. Most people do not want to create a new O365 Group for every Plan they have (Group sprawl). Please offer an option when copying a Plan to either target an existing Group or a new Group based on your preference.

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/copy-a-plan-50401e13-a25f-40df-93c6-b608cc28c3d4?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

    602 votes
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  3. Planner integration with Azure DevOps

    The Planner's interface it's great, very useful and intuitive. If is possible to create a some integration with Azure DevOps to use Planner like a input tool I really sure that Planner usage get focus of development teams very fast. The Azure DevOps is a great tool for life-cycle development but his interface is so complex and the Planner can be the bridge between the Azure ecosystem and teams with different kind of skills for a simple use to planning projects and tasks.

    101 votes
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  4. Notify people assigned to a Task when it is changed/updated or when a comment is captured

    A colleague and I own a task, however when I added a comment and changed the due date on it, I was the only one receiving an email about it, which is really pointless given I know what changes I made and would rather the other people assigned to it received that email/notification/update... Please can this be changed?

    207 votes
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  5. Scrum style board

    If possible, please may you create a dashboard which places the assigned action owners along the y-axis on the left hand side of the screen, and then along the x-axis, at the top of the board, week 1, week 2 and week 3 tasks. In this way, planner can be used as a "daily stand up meeting tool", allowing participants to drag their actions (using a Microsoft surface hub) from one week to the next, or indeed to close their actions. This would be a HUGE improvement, and would be rolled across a large portion of the Stryker organisation.

    17 votes
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  6. Task logs - trace every modification

    I need to trace all the activity performed to a task like:
    - someone changed the title
    - someone changed the due date
    - someone changed the status
    - someone changed the priority
    e v e r y t h i n g.

    And I need to apply notification to this, if needed.

    18 votes
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  7. A view to see all tasks from planners in all channels in a Team

    You can see all tasks from a Planner in a channel

    But you can't see all tasks from multiple Planners in a channel

    And you can't see all tasks from all the Planners that are created in Team

    Basically you can't get a view from multiple Planners...yes, the My Tasks feature allows you to see your tasks across multiple Planners

    ...but a project lead would be interested in seeing all tasks from the multiple planners that exist in a Team

    The only hack is for the project lead to assign themselves every task, then the problem is you can't filter…

    209 votes
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  8. Dark Mode for Planner web view

    Dark Mode for Planner web view. Currently other Office365 apps support it (OWA Outlook, Teams etc). But Planner is only available as plain white. I would like to see either different themes that also change the background to darker colors or just full Dark Mode like other Office365 web apps have.

    55 votes
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  9. Permissions

    Hi,

    We are looking for setting permission for


    1. Planner( Owner)

    2. Editor
      3.Author
      4.Reviewer

    3. Custom

    This is very critical that the permission should be there, otherwise we cannot control the Planner very well manner as there is chance of purposefully or accidentally users may delete the tasks.

    38 votes
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  10. Add/Remove Labels, Sort Labels, More Label Colors

    To summarize these requests, we’d like the following:

    1) The ability to add and remove labels.
    2) When the “Group by Labels” option is selected, the ability to change the order of the columns (e.g., “Move right” and “Move left” similar to the “Group by Bucket” column)
    3) In the Task view, the ability to change the order of the label tabs.
    4) The ability to change the color of the labels and add more colors.

    Here's a list of many feedback entries requesting these ideas:

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/31403095-add-more-label-colors

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/17918341-make-the-label-colors-changeable-also-allow-for-m

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/31626616-recolour-and-reorder-labels

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/17967055-more-labels

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/19589152-allow-for-unlimited-labels-in-tasks

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/31623910-change-plan-and-labels-colour

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/36353911-add-more-labels

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/35068120-new-labels

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/20144404-more-labels-more-colors

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/35542840-give-permission-with-more-labels-and-color

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/32954773-can-we-please-please-have-more-labels-available

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/35248801-is-it-possible-to-have-more-than-6-labels-or-user

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/34999261-label

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/34999273-label

    395 votes
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  11. Support @ notifications in Task Comments

    Support @<name> notifications in the Comments field for Tasks.

    144 votes
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  12. permission

    Permission to delete task only by owner.

    38 votes
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  13. Please Add Permission-Based Roles into Planner Boards

    As per the title, please add Permission-Based Roles to Planner boards.

    There is evidence that there is a high-demand and need to manage what users can/cannot do within a Planner board. For example, there is a lot of concern that (1) anyone within the group can delete cards and buckets within a board, and (2) that there is no audit trail to help monitor this type of activity.

    Here’s a collection of different posts asking for (basically) the same feature since late 2015 when Planner rolled out, one of which has nearly 500 votes but has not gotten any official…

    33 votes
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  14. Integrate Planner Notifications with Teams Notifications

    Allow users to choose for planner notifications to show up in Teams rather than in Email. We are using Teams for all inter-office communication and I receive notifications from Teams when I have a message there, but we still receive notifications in our email inboxes when we have a task assigned to us. If all notifications could happen in one location, ie. teams, it would be much simpler for everyone.

    89 votes
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  15. Planner guest user notifications

    Change the from address of the comment notifications for Microsoft Planner, especially for guest users that don't include Microsoft e-mail servers in their DNS SPF record.

    16 votes
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  16. Individual task completion status when task is assigned to multiple users

    Display and notify individual task completion status when task is assigned to multiple users.

    59 votes
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  17. When adding a plan to Outlook the link created is "anonymous"

    All users that have access to the link can see the tasks. In our organization it is common with sensitive information. Consequently, it would be great if we could control access to the link, suggesting the link not being created only as “anonymous” but also with an option to set access to specific individuals.

    14 votes
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  18. Create a desktop app

    A desktop app would make this so much easier to access!

    20 votes
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  19. Tasks should be able to be reapeatably scheduled.

    Example: Task is repeated on a annual basis on the first monday of January.

    16 votes
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  20. In Comments Section Text erases if you don't hit send or click off the page. Make it auto save and make it editable.

    In the comments section Text erases if you don't hit "send" or click off the page. This can waste tons of man hours by one mistaken click. Make it auto save and make the text editable.

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