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Easily add Planner Tasks from within Outlook client and Office 365

Emails consume too much time and energy. As an email user I want to only view an email once and should be able to reply/forward to a person or Outlook Group/SharePoint Site, schedule a Planner task, and/or archive the email for future reference.

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      • José PiresJosé Pires commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        At minimum, I would like to see a button to launch Planner connected to the Group, like we have the buttons in the Group ribbon to launch Files (SharePoint Documents) and Notebook (OneNote Online). There is no simple way to go directly to Planner out Outlook desktop client. We need to open the Office 365 initial page and navigate to the group plan from there. Thanks

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The Trello plugin for Outlook is just about perfect if you need some "inspiration" for this feature.

      • FleurFleur commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I found that Flow now has a connection to Planner. I used the Template provided "Create planner tasks for flagged emails in Office 365". It works...but the only information from the email that is put in the Planner task is the subject line. There appears to be no ability to copy the Body of the email to the Planner description. This is not very useful.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I use my E-Mail List as a task list too but want to get away from this, I want to be able to create a task in Planner directly from an e-mail. The ability to auto update when new replies come in would be helpful but id settle with the task from email part in planner.

      • Mikael RundqvistMikael Rundqvist commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We use RT (request tracker) as ticketing system at the moment. To switch to planner the ability to create an email address as an alias to a planner site to receive and create tasks would be a dealbreaker for us.

      • DavidDavid commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Not practical for some large companies whose IT restricts plugins due to cost / security concerns.

      • Alon EkelundAlon Ekelund commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why not use iPlanner Pro https://youtu.be/nPm6f5DfbW0

        This Outlook Add-in gives even more features then the std online Planner. Beside the ability to do all directly from Outlook, on any device or OS you can.

        * Create a task based on an e-mail content
        * Add attachments from an email to a task
        * Save in your calendar and the group calendar
        * PIN the add-in keeping it open

        http://planner.iglobe.dk/

      • Mike norrisMike norris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Similar to this request - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/13524084-add-or-integrate-planner-tasks-with-a-calendar

        This seems like a no brainer. Wunderlist, which is owned by Microsoft, is already nicely integrated with Outlook across multiple platforms. If Microsoft wants us to take Planner seriously and integrate it into workflows, it needs more access and flexibility.

      • JGreenJGreen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any update on integrating Planner w/MS Outlook? I would like to move Outlook items to Planner from within Outlook app.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please connect Planner to Outlook. As already mentioned, it just becomes another list I need to check the way it is. I'll keep using Planner for now so I can learn how it works but Trello already has these functions, and its all there ready to go.

      • RHartRHart commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Until Planner integrates with Outlook tasks, it's just one more cognitive load, one more place I have to look at in order to understand everything I must do.

        Planner could become important for me if it were to not merely capture my discrete tasks and buckets of tasks, but rather help me build a comprehensive picture of all my tasks from all sources...or, at the very least all Microsoft sources... So, integration with (and two-way linkages between) Outlook tasks would be critical for me.

        Want to be indispensable to me? Help me integrate that comprehensive picture of my own tasks, with a view of all the team-based projects on which I work. Full integration with Teams, please.

      • Fredrik GrönqvistFredrik Grönqvist commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've just activated Planner and I'm trying it out before deciding if we should roll it out organization wide. The unability to add emails (either from Outlook or OWA/webmail) is turning out to be a deal breaker.

        Planner in it self seems to be quite handy, have the features one would assume and work as expected. So the only real problem so far is that copy+pasting info from emails to get them ito tasks is too much work, too slow and error prone. In its current state, I cannot really "sell" Planner as a "great way to manage tasks" to our employees.

        I would argue that one of the key features for adopting Planner is the ability to add tasks easily.

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