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  1. 5,898 votes
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    507 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback on the Filter menu and cross-plan search functionality!

    Next we’d like to pursue widening the Filter metadata to include other fields like assignee, description, and checklists. We’re also working with a search team in Office to align with UX and functionality across Office 365.

    This work hasn’t been scheduled yet, but we will update this thread as soon as it is.

    Please continue to share details on the filter and search functionality you’d like to see in Planner!

    Thanks,
    The Planner Team

  2. 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.

    5,816 votes
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    567 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…

  3. 3,166 votes
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    429 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

  4. Share plans with external people/customers

    Please let us share plans with external people. Or at least tell us how to do this! For example, if you work in a project with a customer, they may want insight in your work.

    701 votes
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    34 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Show completed tasks in Schedule (calendar) view

    It would be helpful to have an option to show completed tasks on the calendar view to be able to look back and see all the items in process/scheduled/completed at a certain time. See what resource capacity is/was.

    679 votes
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    144 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Move a Plan from one Group to different Group/Team

    As there is not control of the creation of Plans/Groups/Teams
    sometimes a dupicate group or team or plan gets created and the ability to move these plans to a different group (the correct one) is essential.

    Our situation is this:
    One team member has created a Team, another created a Group.
    staff has used the planner from the group but some how used everything else from the team, (channels, site, files, notebook).
    We want to move the planner that is attached to the Group and move it to the one with the Team. Then remove the duplicate group.

    372 votes
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    36 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone!

    A workaround for this is that we’re currently rolling out improvements to the Copy Plan experience.

    This improvement will include the ability to choose an existing group or team to copy the plan into. You’ll also be able to customize what gets copied over.

    I will share another update when this is available to everyone through Planner’s web experience. Please let me know if this unblocks your scenario.

  7. Android Push Notifications

    There should be a notification for the app itself instead of a email I'm sure I'm not alone on this idea.

    183 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Android App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello!

    Thanks for all the feedback! We’ve just launched push notifications in our latest app update. Users should now see a push notification when a task is assigned to them. You can learn more about this feature here: support.office.com/article/get-notification..

    We’re looking to add more notification types in future updates, so let us know in the comments if there are specific types of notifications you’d like to see!

    Cheers,

    The Planner Team

  8. Statistics and search function

    It would be nice to have statistics about closed or still open tasks. More: some search function (i.e. "find" button)

    66 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Android App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello!

    Thanks for your feedback and patience. We’ve added a “Filter” option to Android’s Planner app so you can quickly find a task you’re looking for in your Plan.

    Check it out and let us know what you think!

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

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