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Schedule reoccurring tasks.

Add the ability to schedule tasks every day, every Wednesday, every last Friday of the month etc...

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Thank you all for your feedback and votes!

As an update, this feature is still planned and is on our backlog. It is working it’s way up our backlog, but we haven’t scheduled work for it yet. We will keep you updated and update this thread as soon as we start development!

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The Planner Team

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  • Roberta Blank commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Until this feature is available, it doesn't make sense for my team to use planner. Working in finance, we have the same tasks on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis. We don't want to create the same tasks each month manually. I would be much better for us to be able to mark the task as recurring at whatever interval (daily, weekly, monthly, every 3rd Wed, etc). When looking at the recurring options, they should be the same as is available in outlook.

  • Markus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I also want to implement the planner in our team, but until the possibility for recurring tasks is not available it makes no sense for our Team. Please push this feature.

  • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hey Microsoft,
    Don't get me wrong I know there's a lot of features you could add to all your applications,
    But surely a recurring task is a simple feature.

    I am an IT technician and the only way I have found of achieving this is by using flow.
    I'm happy to use this,
    But the average employee isn't and would rather use "Outlook tasks", which we are trying to move away from.

    Please, Please, Please, Please, Please implement this ASAP.

    https://medium.com/@rob.quatela/creating-recurring-tasks-in-microsoft-planner-using-microsoft-flow-f605814734df

  • Peter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For my team (internal IT support) we would like to use Planner to create recurring tasks;
    Ideally the task could be assigned to a number of people who need to perform it either every day, every week, month, quarter, 6-months, Custom interval, etc. and one person could check off the task when it was completed.
    This way we could as a team, both remember to do and have historical records of completion for these ongoing maintenance type things more easily, and potentially even see them coming up ahead of time in case some preparation was required for the task.
    I envision a bucket that could be enabled for recurring tasks, maybe a small calendar visible at the top of the task or bucket which would highlight the next occurrence of the task, or perhaps a text-based counter saying "17 days until next occurrence".
    Would also like to save the completion date/time/person for each occurrence within the task somewhere... ok to be buried in the UI, or maybe show that info for the last completed occurrence and expand/pop-out something to see the full history.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just wondering... "Tell us more" on January 24th 2018, "Planned" since 10th July 2018 and still not available? This seems to be a really though feature... Are you using Planner on your own for this to schedule? Sorry, but couldn't resist looking at the pace of implemention...
    10 new feature in the last year (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=Planner%2CLaunched)
    I would really like getting convinced to use this tool more in the hope that new feature will come in shortly, but this is a bit of a show stopper. Sadly this looks more like a side project of a part time developer, which isn't something I really like to bet on when thinking about rolling this out in the company! I'm truely disappointed!

  • Francesca commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, when will this feature be available? For example we want a task 'Run report A' to show every Wednesday but not have to add it in manually every Wednesday.
    Thanks

  • Katy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add this functionality. I'm amazed that this didn't occur to anyone!

  • Karen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This functionality is important to our team
    Would like to be updated when it is available

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be extremely helpful if this feature was implemented ASAP. Seems like a no-brainer.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add this feature. It would be a great help. I like the ability of the recurring calendar events in Outlook where I can modify an event now and affect future elements of the series.

  • anon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add the recurring tasks feature. This will make the product perfect to use within our organisation

  • Chris Dodgson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Not having this feature puts me off using planner. In the midst of managing a team that covers both projects and BAU, it would be great if I could use planner to manage all of the work in one place. Creation of recurrent tasks would be essential to this.

    It looks like this has been an issue for a couple of years now, would be interested to know if MS are actually developing this, and what the timeline for implementation is.

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