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  1. Integration with outlook tasks

    New tasks created in Planner should also be seen in outlook

    6,233 votes
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      454 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We’re in the process of developing a Planner add-in for Outlook. From the add-in users will be able to create tasks for Planner without having to leave their inbox. We appreciate your feedback and patience and look forward to this first step in what we soon hope to be a greater integration with Outlook!

    • Provide the ability to create Plan templates with existing tasks that can then be used to create a new plan

      Rather than having to create every plan from scratch it would be good if the system allowed for the creation of Templates with pre-existing tasks (like in Word/Excel). This would allow a new plan and its tasks to be created from a template saving a lot of time.

      4,799 votes
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        493 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thank you for sharing your scenarios and feedback!

        This feature request is still in the works and one of our highest priorities on our roadmap. We understand that this is a critical feature for many of you, and appreciate your patience! We will share any updates on this feature as it develops.

        Cheers,
        The Planner Team

      • Gantt chart view

        I want to be able to make tasks dependent on other tasks, and see them in a Gantt chart view.

        4,558 votes
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          249 comments  ·  Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thank you for your feedback!

          We’d like to hear more about how you and your team would utilize a Gantt chart – please share the scenarios you have in mind. This will help us structure our conversations about pursuing this feature.

          Cheers,

          The Planner Team

        • Export to Excel

          Ability to export Plan data to Excel

          4,204 votes
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            367 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thank you for your feedback and patience!

            As an update, we haven’t reached this feature on our roadmap yet, but are wrapping up some larger items this month that will get us closer. We’ve been discussing how to best implement this feature, and love reading the comments on this thread. Please continue sharing how you would use an export to Excel feature and what you’d like the spreadsheets to look like!

            Cheers,

            The Planner Team

          • Email Notifications and Alert Options

            OK, so working out loud is good.... to a limit. Please enable settings that reduce the very high spam content currently coming from planner. Not everyone in the group wants to know ever movement on every task. Enable users to subscribe to various types of events on tasks. Hopefully at some time there will be some consistent settings like priority etc, that can be used as user selectable alert filtering.

            4,116 votes
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              390 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hi everyone,

              We wanted to provide an update to let everyone know we’ve finished a few work items and are continuing work to address your feedback. In recent months we’ve launched email notifications for tasks assigned to you and tasks with upcoming due dates, including the ability to choose which notifications you’d like to receive. We have a few more features upcoming in the near future which aim to address common pieces of feedback we’ve received around notifications, including:

              1. Adding more clarity to existing notification options available on a per users and per plan basis.
              2. Providing more configuration options for our existing notifications
              3. Improving the task comment notification experience, including adding more context to the notification itself and better scoping the notification audience.

              The features above are in addition to ongoing work to enable the notification scenarios previously mentioned in our last update in October 2017. We’ll…

            • 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

              3,683 votes
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                110 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Schedule reoccurring tasks.

                Add the ability to schedule tasks every day, every Wednesday, every last Friday of the month etc...

                3,441 votes
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                  729 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thank you for your feedback!

                  We’d love to hear more about how you and your team would use recurring tasks.

                  When do you need to set reoccurring tasks?
                  What options would you expect?

                  Any specific scenarios or examples are extremely helpful!

                  Cheers,

                  The Planner Team

                • Subtasks

                  It would be good if we are able to create a subtask to an existing task.

                  3,370 votes
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                    107 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thank you for your interest and feedback!

                    Reading the comments on this thread, they seem to follow two different asks. If you’re suggesting dependency between tasks (ie. task A must be completed before task B), please visit this thread: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525/suggestions/13976094

                    If you’d like to suggest improvements to our existing checklist functionality, please share more with us in a comment below!

                    Thanks,

                    The Planner Team

                  • 3,261 votes
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                      206 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thanks for your feedback!

                      We’ve improved upon the Filter menu within a plan to give provide options for viewing certain tasks within a board.

                      We are planning to expand upon both the Filter menu options while exploring how to build search functionality that can fulfill the needs mentioned on this thread. Please comment if there’s anything in particular you’d like for our team to consider!

                      Cheers,

                      The Planner Team

                    • Instead of 1 to 1, allow Groups to have many Plans

                      Right now, groups have a 1 to 1 relationship (1 Group = 1 Plan), would be nice for a single group to have multiple plans

                      2,656 votes
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                        96 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thank you for your feedback!

                        As an update, this feature is still in the works. However, we now allow users to create multiple plans within a Team in Microsoft Teams. You can access all your plans from Teams within the Planner web app. On the Planner hub, you’ll see plans from Teams included within the Recent plans and All plans sections, as well as their associated team and channel information.

                        Here’s a post with more information: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Planner-Blog/Access-Plans-from-Microsoft-Teams-in-Planner-apps/ba-p/159141

                        We are continuing work to alleviate this pain point, and appreciate your comments and patience!

                        Cheers,
                        The Planner Team

                      • Task Templates

                        Allow the creation of "Task Templates", which have a default set of properties (due one week from today, checklist items, assignment, etc.)

                        2,494 votes
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                          139 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thank you for your feedback! We’ve delivered our first step, which is the ability to copy a task within a board.

                          We are now exploring options for different template experiences. Here’s the thread to follow along with our conversation on Plan templates: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/11332998-provide-the-ability-to-create-plan-templates-with

                          Regarding templates for individual tasks, we would love to hear more about specific scenarios you would use this. Any examples or ideas are appreciated!

                          - The Planner Team

                        • Timeline view to show schedule

                          A simple timeline view like SharePoint tasks to facilitate viewing the schedule

                          2,381 votes
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                            68 comments  ·  Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thanks again for all of your feedback!

                            We love this idea too, and want to hear more about how you could use a timeline view in Planner. If you have any ideas or scenarios in particular, we’ll continue to read through these comments as we consider this feature.

                            Cheers,
                            The Planner Team

                          • 2,096 votes
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                              242 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for your feedback!

                              With due date options in the Filter menu, and the ability to group tasks by due date category, we’re hoping that this will help Planner users find and organize upcoming dates and deadlines.

                              We understand there is still an ask for sorting tasks within an existing grouping, please continue to use this thread to share feedback on this.

                              Cheers,

                              The Planner Team

                            • View All Tasks Assigned To a Single Person

                              Currently tasks can be viewed by Assigned To only within a particular Project. It would be helpful to search globally in Planner by Assigned To rather than having to review assignments Plan by Plan. This change would make evaluation of workloads much easier.

                              2,000 votes
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                                170 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks for sharing your feedback.

                                We would like to hear more about how you would utilize this view. If you have a particular scenario or set of teammates for which you’d like to view tasks for, please share below!

                                Cheers,
                                The Planner Team

                              • 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.

                                1,657 votes
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                                  62 comments  ·  APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  We’re in the process of finalizing designs for a Planner add-in for Outlook. From the add-in, users will be able to create tasks for Planner without having to leave their inbox. The email subject and body will autofill as the task title and description, respectively and users will have the ability to set plan, bucket and assignees . We appreciate your feedback and patience and look forward to this first step in what we hope to be a greater integration with Outlook!

                                • 1,633 votes
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                                    199 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hello!

                                    Thank you for your feedback. We’ve added an export to Excel feature to our backlog and hope to begin working on it soon. We will update this thread with any news!

                                    In the meantime, we’d love to hear more about how you would use this. What information from your tasks would you like to export? How would you like them to be formatted in Excel?

                                    Cheers,

                                    The Planner Team

                                  • Windows Universal App (UWP app)

                                    A windows universal app that will run on desktops and other windows devices

                                    1,616 votes
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                                      445 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hello!

                                      We’ve started work on developing a Planner UWP app and will update this thread as soon as we have any news to share!

                                      In the meantime, our team would love to hear more about how you would use a UWP app. Is there anything in particular that you’re looking for?

                                      Cheers,

                                      The Planner Team

                                    • Option to create custom fields for tasks

                                      How it works: In the planner settings, you can create and customize the field and then select which projects it will be available, including the "all projects" option. Each task created now will have the new custom fields avaliable inside the card.

                                      1,610 votes
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                                        180 comments  ·  General  ·  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.

                                        1,583 votes
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                                          176 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          We’d love to hear more about the following:
                                          1. When would you delete or archive a plan?
                                          2. How long would you like it to be accessible?

                                          Feel free to include any specific scenarios where archiving a plan would be useful.

                                          We appreciate your feedback and look forward to reading through your comments!

                                          Cheers,
                                          The Planner Team

                                        • 1,247 votes
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