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  1. Notifications for GCC Tenants

    Send notifications for Planner in GCC tenant. Users should receive an email when a task has been assigned, updated, or due date.

    65 votes
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  2. Please respond to your users\uservoice posts.

    A good idea would be to respond to your user's voices.

    Good news or Bad news, say it straight.

    Gantt charts/recurring to erosive or Project sales - deny it or respond with timeframe (And stick with it).

    8 votes
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  3. Reoccurring Tasks with planner!!!

    This is an idea that was voted by almost 10k people. Yet the planner team has neglected to update the people. As someone who sells Microsoft products as an indirect partner, I can say sales are being lost because of this feature. Most calendars have such a basic feature and the planner team said they would have it last November, where is it?? Let's be better Microsoft, release the feature.

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/12301668-schedule-reoccurring-tasks

    30 votes
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  4. 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.

    55 votes
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  5. @Mentions In Comments

    Seriously, why is this still not available????

    16 votes
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  6. Assign tasks to internal people who are not in the Group/Team

    Planners are based on M365 Groups (and Teams) - right now if I try to assign a task to someone who is not currently a member of that Group, Planner will let me - and will quietly add that person to the Group. There are PLENTY of cases where we have stray task assignments we need to track, but we do NOT want to add those people to the overall Group for just one task. Please let us reach outside the Team for task assignments within the organization - and let the assignees still see those tasks in MyTasks, but…

    10 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…

    486 votes
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  8. Copy the field assigned to when copying a task

    It is desirable to be able to copy the field assigned to when copying a plan. You can do this with other fields but not assigned to.

    7 votes
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  9. Sync Planner task update with Outlook calendar

    It takes a few days for Outlook calendar to reflect changes made to the task in Planner. Why it takes so long? Please sync task updates immediately.

    8 votes
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  10. Make Due date mandatory setting for a new task

    Please make the Due date setting be mandatory when creating a new task. For example, show warning/error message when user tries to create a task without the due date, or display a message/indicator that says this setting is required.

    6 votes
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  11. I want to be able to report how many Planner plans there are in our environment. And whether they are being actively used (last use date)

    I want to be able to report how many Planner plans there are in our environment. And whether they are being actively used. Information such as Plan name, last modified date, number of tasks, and etc.

    11 votes
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  12. 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?

    359 votes
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  13. 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.

    36 votes
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  14. Assign Sub-Task (checklists) to specific team members

    Once creating a task and assigning a team members to the overall tasks, we would like to break the task into multiple sub tasks, as checklist points, and assign one or multiple users to those specific sub tasks.

    16 votes
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  15. Planner comment notifications

    Planner email notifications for comments do not go to those who are added to the task after its creation. If someone is added to a task after it was created, they need to post two pointless comments on the task before they start getting email notifications when others comment on it, Microsoft reps have confirmed for me that this is by design.

    Proposed solution:
    Users that are assigned a task should ALWAYS get email notifications for the comments on that task, whether or not they have commented twice, or are assigned after the tasks creation. To improve this feature further,…

    26 votes
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  16. 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…

    103 votes
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  17. Hide or Archive completed bucket

    Need ability to hide or archive a bucket of work when it's complete. Do not want to delete as I would lose any historical record of work completed.

    30 votes
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  18. Import from Excel to task checklist

    There are ways with workflow to export from Excel to Planner, but no option to change/add to the checklist part. Checklist is a little more crucial for guidance on more complicated tasks

    8 votes
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  19. Mathematical Formula For Blackjack

    I can't understand who here doubts the mathematical basis of blackjack. So if it's math, it's all about formulas.

    Starting from the beginning, there is a formula that calculates the chances of getting a natural (21 on A and t in the first two cards). All agree that the probability of a natural blackjack is 4,83% ( start 1дека). The odds change when you add players to the dealer. If I play headsup in 1D, about 5 rounds per shuffle, the chances of a natural increase to 22%. Thus, from 1 in 21 (first 2 cards) to better than 1…

    3 votes
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  20. Planner needs to have a two levels of assignment. A task assignee and people watching the task.

    Currently you have assignees and there can be multiple. The must only be one assignee on a task to ensure clarity of ownership of getting the task completed. In addition a planner task needs a watch list of people interested in the task and wanting to be notified when something in the task changes.

    4 votes
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