Don't automatically create a Group with a Plan
I want to be able to create Plans that correspond to existing SharePoint Team sites.
Therefore I do not want to create another similar named Group at the same time, this is just confusing for users, (and also I don't want them saving documents in this new Group instead of the Team Site.)
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[Deleted User] commented
Its ok to have the option to create a new plan with the whole battery of apps, but I think it would be wiser to create a simple plan with the designated users by default, so the Office 365 wont be full of a massive amount of subutilized groups. Because you must remember there are all kind of users and they always do the things that we IT Engineers dont want they to do. One of the benefits of the cloud is that we stop worring for tedious things like hardware and OS Maintenance to have the time to increates the quantity and quality of the existing solutions and new ones. But if that time you save from hardware and OS maintenance is being transfered to be pursuing and fixing the disasters coming from the uncontrolated number of groups created by all the users that just want to have their projects organized and updated, we might be worse now.
Magnus Chistoffson commented
This is already done and should be closed
David McKowen commented
Wow, I had no idea creating a new plan was creating a GROUP. Until my admin removed the rights because of it. Why in the world would you want to have a single plan for a single group? This gets crazy confusing security wise and document management wise.
This should be an OPTION but not the default, you should be able to have multiple plans per GROUP.
Agree with all sentiments said below. I wish Planner could be linked but not locked to groups. Sometimes a group needs it, sometimes they don't. (and please make it so that a file linked to a card can be filed in folders in the Document Library without breaking the link on the card).
Scott Beeson commented
Automatically creating a group every time you create a plan is a huge inconvenience and frankly very annoying.
There should be an option to link a new plan to an existing group or team site and stop it creating a new group.
Karen H commented
Between the group creation along with the email associated with it, we are apprehensive with encouraging our users to use Planner. It makes administration a mess and leaves a lot of junk that won't be used.
Si Thu commented
Creating new plan in planner will create new group. That make really mess up our organizational groups. If we make plan for each project, we will end up with many groups in our email groups. I want each group have their own plans.
Chris Thackray commented
I agree. I work in a school and planner could be very useful for students however we do not want groups called 'Jane's Homework' in our global address list.
Andrew Schwalbe commented
I'm already using a mix of on premises SharePoint libraries and OneNote documents and I don't plan on migrating everything. Forcing the group creation creates confusion and it will not be used. I really only desire the planner/tasks features. It would be nice if excluding the group were optional.
I have 20 Plans with the same 5 people. Lets call these people A, B, C, D, and E(me). I have 25 other Plans with 5 people: C, D, E(me), F, and G. I simply want to have 2 Groups, the A-E Group and the C-G group. In the A-E group, I should be able to see my 20 Plans. In the C-G Group, I should be able to see my other 25 Plans. I should only have one Group Calendar for the entire A-E Group and a second Calendar for the C-G Group.
Just as there are many Tasks per Bucket. Many Buckets per Plan - there should be many Plans per Group.
Lorin Ledger commented
We create groups, and we want to do things with those groups. Such as planning a project using Planner. uh ...
Fr. Gabriel commented
It is very unintuitive for users to understand that adding a new plan will create a new Group, since in Planner they are never referred to as Groups but only Plans.