Timeline view to show schedule
A simple timeline view like SharePoint tasks to facilitate viewing the schedule
We recently announced and rolled out the new Microsoft Project, which was designed specifically to help teams collaborate on projects more efficiently and achieve more together. It was designed to be simple and powerful, so that anyone can get started quickly and take control of any project – regardless of its size – right away.
We’ve brought the Planner board view to the new Project! Along with this, you can see your tasks on a Timeline view, and a Grid view, both requested from many of our Planner users.
With this, we also rolled out a new subscription plan called “Project Plan 1” that allows you to start quickly and manage projects easily via the web browser.
Thanks everyone for your patience, I encourage you to check out the new Project, and even start a trial – see the attached GIF for a sneak peak!
The Project and Planner team
Just copy taskworld. It works like a beauty.
A timeline view would facilitate project scheduling. Adding a Year view in the Schedule would meet my needs.
The best with this functionnality is that it could allow us to see globaly, the workload of our managed employe and evaluate delay on tasks.
To be able to view all tasks on a Timeline allows correct assignment of tasks with realistic goals. Currently we are using third party applications, but would be more beneficial to consolidate into the single o365 suite.
This is a critical need. Also need to be able to sort by user in order to track workload and scheduling. This is what is missing. I have to log in as other users and go to My Tasks, change the view to be by Due Date... Then I still have a very limited view of their overall workload for scheduling...that I can't even print. This would be a great place to integrate dependent tasks as well.
Add link to SPO list and timeline can be embedded from there - or just lift their code into Planner.
Sasee Jaganathan commented
I don't see a practical use of the current calendar implementation. It doesn't tell me anything. The idea of the calendar is to give a high level view on what is coming up and when is it comin up.
So I would rather focus on due dates. This could be the due date of the task as a whole or specific set of milestones. If you can add date attribute to the checklist, then it can be used to add milestone and only plot those milestone in the calendar.
Please add timeline view to Planner. Dependancies would be helpful as well.
A Chart with all tasks over time would be a lot of help.
Next point, why is there only a week/month option with the schedule?
"Schedule" view does not show Gantt chart, it shows what is planned for month. I am ok even with seeing all the tasks for the project against time. The main information I am looking for is estimated time to complete.
Michael Heß commented
Sorry, but a calendar view is hardly a "timeline". The current calendar view is a step in the right direction, but it lacks the proper "zoom out" possibility. I use planner to have a rough overview of my team, i.e. I think more in months/quarters then weeks (or even days). So basically the calendar is all purple for me.
I don't expect (or even want) a full-on Gantt. But a view where time on X axis with a week or month granularity is shown, and Y-Axis is filled with tasks that form "bars" to depict their runtime would be nice.
@timothy: I think this idea is not about a calendar view, but a timeline, similar to the timeline you can get in SharePoint, when creating a task lists with multiple tasks with start and due dates.
Timothy Alexander Tandian commented
Finally, after 2 years this feature has been rolled out!
Navigate to project page, then click on "Schedule" tab to turn to calendar view.
Unfortunately we cannot change the color coding in calendar view (only pink for ongoing/late task, and white for task not started yet).
SARUNAS CIULDA commented
This would be very useful for us!
Sam Webster commented
Would love to see this.
This would be very useful for us!
This would be very useful
Yes - This would make a huge difference!
Jakob Vinkel-Schaarup commented
Bill Stone commented
I/we need some visuals related to time (Scope, Schedule, Cost).
Currently using https://www.officetimeline.com/ and Planner losing support due to this "missing feature" (and group emails).