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  1. Plan description or mission statement or banner message

    Currently the plan description refers to the Office 365 group. My idea would be to have a way to have a banner / description visible at the top of plan pages (specific to the plan) to encourage or guide the creation of tasks in the plan.

    8 votes

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  2. Task should be able to be both in progress and late.

    Right now a task can only be conisdered in progress or late. While late tasks can be marked as in progress, it does not show up in the chart view. We need to be able to see if a late task as been started.

    7 votes

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  3. Global View + Resource Managment

    There should be the ability for Admin to see all tasks asigned to a person across all projects. This could essentially be a really powerful resource managment and forcasting tool.

    You could add the ability for PM or admins to allocate resources for a task or project (4h/day on this task for the next week, or 3 hours a day on this project for the next 3 months). Then managment could use this to see who is over booked and who is light and realocate resources.

    67 votes

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  4. Ability to customize planer colors for tasks, status, and boards.

    It would be great if the interface could be customized with custom colors for diffrent projects, tasks, and status'.

    38 votes

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  5. Ability to add email as Planner Task

    Many time - new action items come in from clients and consultants as emails. It would be great if from the web app I could convert an email to a planner task - carry the body of the email as a note - and automatiacally add any attachments as documents attached to the task.

    Look at Todoist for inspiration.

    1,086 votes

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  6. Offer option to stop posting Planner activities in Group conversations

    Group conversations get quite cluttered with activities in Planner eg. Task xyz assigned to John Smith. Would like the option to turn this off

    117 votes

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    13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback. We now set posting Task Activity (Task Assign and Complete) to the Group Conversation to Off By Default. Plan/Group owners can turn this setting on/off in the “Edit Plan” dialog.

  7. Change board from public and private

    Would be great to change the boards viewing permissions

    32 votes

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  8. 30 votes

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  9. Use Office Group Policies to disable to create a plan

    We've disabled to possibility to create an Office Group, but with Planner it is possible to create one. This is a backdoor to create Office groups...

    15 votes

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  10. Error 500 on a XMLHttpRequest to the URLs related to GetGroupsForUserFallback.

    Error 500 on a XMLHttpRequest to the URLs related to GetGroupsForUserFallback. Results in "An error occurred while trying to load your plans." Making it impossible to view plans or us the product.

    1 vote

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  11. Opening Links in the Same Tab

    It would be nice if there was a way to make the links (e.g. Files, Conversion, etc.) appear in the same tab vs opening a new tab each time.

    1 vote

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  12. Increase Checklist limit.

    A significant increase in the checklist limit is required (currently only 20)

    1,164 votes

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  13. Combine a view of buckets & assigned to

    I would like to see buckets view filtered with a specific "assigned-to" person.

    17 votes

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  14. Completed Tasks Font Type Should not be Strikeout

    Title of Completed tasks are currently stricken out. That makes it hard to read during status meetings. It would be useful to have the option to change the font format to regular font.

    12 votes

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    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Show / hide for the left side menu & allow to arrange buckets vertically also

    Using the iPad or other tablets it would be useful, if we could show / hide the menu on the left to gain some room on the screen.
    Also allowing to group buckets or arrange them vertically also could be useful

    7 votes

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  16. Simple template structures for plans and predefined checklists

    Allow to create simple template structures like PDCA, DMAIC or 8D and predefined, retrievable check lists like SMART, SIPOC, 5Why, 5W2H, ...

    30 votes

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  17. 1 vote

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  18. Printing Capability

    Printing Capability - company and individual. Ideally would have the ability to print out the entire planner board so that everyone at the company can see the entire project list and have a transparent way for everyone to track performance. Similarly would be ideal to allow individual users print out their tasks.

    2,883 votes

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  19. Rename Plans

    The ability to rename/edit plans.

    79 votes

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  20. Setup the Deadlines by due date and specific time(with minutes or hours)

    Setup the Deadlines by due date and specific time(with minutes or hours). So that one can set deadlines on the task not only by date but time also.

    190 votes

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