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  1. Integration with outlook tasks

    New tasks created in Planner should also be seen in outlook

    8,582 votes
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      613 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hello and thank you for your feedback!

      Here’s out latest update:

      We’ve pivoted our work here to focus on our integration with ToDo, rather than an Outlook Add-in. We believe our partnership here will make the end-to-end task experience more cohesive and accessible for our users across different platforms.

      One of our biggest points of feedback is that task management tools within O365 should work together seamlessly. We’ve already begun building the foundation for this, as this is a top priority for us.

      Thank you again for your support and feedback – we’re working hard on this ask and will have another update soon!

      Cheers,
      The Planner Team

    • Export to Excel

      Ability to export Plan data to Excel

      6,458 votes
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        695 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hello and thank you for your feedback!

        We have designed and scoped our first iteration for for customer ask – your comments below on what you’d like to see have helped us a lot!

        This item has made it’s way up our backlog and we’re hoping to start on it soon. We don’t have an ETA to share on this yet.

        Cheers,
        The Planner Team

      • 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.

        5,844 votes
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          615 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hello and thanks again for your feedback!

          As an update, we’re in the final phases of providing the option to copy a plan. We’re working on wrapping up the finishing touches, then we’ll be testing this feature thoroughly so it’s ready for everyone. We are very excited to deliver this initial capability and will continue to utilize your feedback to make this even better!

          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.

          5,687 votes
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            328 comments  ·  Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thank you for your feedback! Your scenarios and suggestions are extremely helpful for our team.

            We’re continuing our conversations around this idea and will update this thread as soon as anything changes.

            Cheers,
            The Planner Team

          • Schedule reoccurring tasks.

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

            4,702 votes
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              882 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thank you all for your feedback and votes on recurring tasks!

              Our team is still in the design phase of this feature, but it’s on our roadmap and something we’re looking forward to bringing to life in Planner.

              The information you’ve provided on how you would utilize recurring tasks has been extremely helpful. We reference and point to our UserVoice forum constantly! If you haven’t already, comment below to let us know how you would like to use recurring tasks.

              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.

              4,508 votes
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                431 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi everyone,

                Thanks for your patience! Since our last update, we’ve released a few features to address the feedback around notifications.

                We’ve heard loud and clear that comment notification emails should go to only users who are relevant to a given task. Therefore, we’re excited to announce we’ve updated the integration between Planner and Groups so that users following the group associated to the Planner plan will no longer receive a group email in their personal inbox when comments are made for tasks they have never commented on before. Group emails notifications for all task comments in a plan are still sent to the group mailbox. We believe this behavior should ensure comment notification emails are scoped to a more relevant audience of those who have previously commented on the task instead of being sent to all members of the plan.

                Additionally, we’ve added more context to the comment notifications…

              • Subtasks

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

                3,858 votes
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                  136 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

                • 3,717 votes
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                    256 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

                    2,944 votes
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                      101 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.)

                      2,795 votes
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                        152 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thank you for your feedback!

                        In addition to delivering the ability to copy tasks (within and across plans), we’re now working on a feature to copy an entire plan. You can find updates and discussion for that topic here: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525/suggestions/14744172

                        Regarding task templates in particular, we’d love to hear more about what you have in mind. If there’s a particular use or scenario in which you would find a task template handy – let us know below!

                        Cheers,
                        The Planner Team

                      • Timeline view to show schedule

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

                        2,675 votes
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                          87 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

                        • 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.

                          2,482 votes
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                            244 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

                          • 2,344 votes
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                              264 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

                            • 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.

                              2,220 votes
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                                251 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                2,061 votes
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                                  72 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!

                                • Windows Universal App (UWP app)

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

                                  1,960 votes
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                                    489 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

                                  • 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.

                                    1,879 votes
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                                      221 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

                                    • Reporting with Planner

                                      Planner should provide a quick and easy way to report regularly. For example, a view of what was accomplished during a specific week would be helpful, so a date filter and a status filter may be needed. Additionally, a static snapshot would be helpful, for reporting to executives that require information push, so a way to group projects in addition to 'favorites' is needed, as well as a way to email a snapshot of the group dashboard.

                                      1,578 votes
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                                        60 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        We don’t have any major updates to share at this time – Export to excel is still our first step towards delivering better reporting capabilities in Planner. You can find updates and discussion on this suggestion here:
                                        https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/11116770-import-export-from-to-excel-project-etc

                                        Thank you for your patience and feedback! If you have any other suggestions on how you’d like to utilize reporting functionality in Planner, please comment below!

                                        Cheers,
                                        The Planner Team

                                      • 1,533 votes
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                                          87 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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.

                                          1,499 votes
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