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  1. Subtasks

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

    4,447 votes
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    186 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

  2. Task Templates

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

    3,117 votes
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    170 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

  3. 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.

    3,082 votes
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    367 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your votes and feedback!

    We’re looking to understand more about this ask, specifically:
    How many custom fields would you use?
    What kind of fields would they consist of?
    Which (or how many) Plans would you add the same custom fields to?
    And any other information about how custom fields would work within your current Planner workflow!

    -The Planner Team

  4. 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.

    3,069 votes
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    390 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

  5. Timeline view to show schedule

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

    3,021 votes
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    110 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

  6. 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.

    2,163 votes
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    263 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

  7. Function to add more Labels

    Sometimes the Labels are not enough, for example if you use it to tag different departments or functions

    1,701 votes
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    377 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for sharing your feedback!

    We would like to learn more about how you utilize labels, specifically:

    1) How do you use labels to organize your work?
    2) How many labels do you need?
    3) Would you like an ability to customize colors? If so, how would you use it?
    4) How would you like labels to appear on task cards?
    5) Is there anything else would you like to add in regards to labels?

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

  8. Add Tasks to Outlook Calendar Automatically

    Add ability to view tasks that have assigned due dates in Outlook calendar

    1,342 votes
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    55 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Beyond the iCalendar feed, we will continue to explore our options for adding tasks to Outlook Calendar automatically. We would love to hear more of your thoughts on the following:
    -What information from tasks would you like to carry over to Outlook Calendar?
    -How many different plans would you like to view on your Outlook Calendar?
    -Any specific scenarios or examples of how this would fit into your workflow

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

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