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How can we improve Planner?

Allow external users to view/edit tasks.

We have sub consultants that we collaborate with on a daily basis. It would be nice to have different levels of permissions to view tasks, edit tasks, and / or create tasks.

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      • Mag Mill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Given the nature of many projects, there is definitely a need for external access and participation.

      • Silvio Tanese commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please make it high priority:) i think that is mandatory for a app like this have a future for sharing plan with partners and customers!

      • David Attenborough commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Adding support for this request. Please, please, please make it high priority:) Our business loves Planner but being a Consulting business we want to share with our partners and customers alike!!!

      • Weetbix commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Essential feature required to collaborate with external parties. Will take some time for MS to catch up with Trello which is free and very easy to use.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sigh...another feature I look at and think "great, that'll help me work with my consultancy clients / partners" then find out it's barely out of Alpha and doesn't support external access. Same story with teams. In both cases requests made years ago and continual missed promised deadlines or no response at all. Microsoft seems to be flogging vapourware more and more nowadays.. I'd ask what the status of this is but since it is marked as "started" well over a year and a half ago and no update since I'm not anticipating a reply.

      • Mike Tonazzi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi, what is the status of this feature? Please add it. Working with people from different companies is a must for consulting firms. Without it, planner has no use.

      • Leon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There needs to be read only and editing rights, that we can apply

      • Bob Deasy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So I have tested that external users can be added yet they do not get the ability to do anything with Tasks? Is there some PowerShell commands or ??? to enable external users to complete tasks??

      • Max Bunkowskk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please include the possibility to invite external users for collaboration in Planner asap. This is an essential feature for our project management...

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