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Add or Integrate Planner Tasks with a Calendar

Calendar integration. Add tasks and their status on a calendar.

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    Doug ClellandDoug Clelland shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    In development  ·  Planner TeamAdminPlanner Team (Admin, Planner) responded  · 

    Hello,

    We’ve started development on the first item:
    1. Support viewing Planner Tasks on an Outlook Calendar
    We will add the ability to turn on an iCalendar feed (.ics feed) for the “My Tasks” view and for each Plan. You can subscribe to this feed in Outlook to see Planner tasks in context with your other events.

    We expect to start work on the second item soon:
    2. Create a Calendar/Schedule visualization
    We’ll create a new view that allows you to easily view and edit tasks in the context of a calendar.

    Thanks!

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would love to know some more details about when this plans to launch; this would be very helpful for a project my organization is about to launch.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Doesn't anyone else have an issue with that it's not possible to edit or delete comments in planner tasks or Microsoft teams? Can all of you please go and vote for that feedback. Sorry for posting this here but this is really starting to affect our work.

      • Sarah AfzalSarah Afzal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi, any idea when this will start working? It would be super helpful if we can integrate planner tasks with outlook calendar. why doesn't this already work??

      • IvoIvo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        seria extramente útil se as atividades do planner estivesse vinculada ao calendário e desse para adicionar lembretes das atividades

      • Jesse VeentjerJesse Veentjer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How is the planner not integrating with outlook tasks? Now you create a list of to dos but people need to look for their tasks instead of conveniently working with it in outlook

      • Marko-AleksiMarko-Aleksi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For some reason MS has a history of sinking Tasks into Calendar. Many times Tasks has been subservient to Calendar.

        Historically MS has neglected developing Tasks as truly independent AND integrated function across all its software. MS has built silos instead of ocean views.

        The functionality described in this thread is useful, of course. As it has jumped past other, more relevant Task related requests, it sort of implies, however, that Tasks is still NOT given a serious overview and not enough resources have been allocated into developing Tasks into a modern tool.

        Tasks could be so much more and a revolutionary force in increasing efficiencies throughout all kinds of organizations.

      • Marko-AleksiMarko-Aleksi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is good that you ask.
        It is good that you develop.

        It just takes too much time.

        (this idea has been published 18 months ago)

      • Michael SternMichael Stern commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Comments saying this option is essential go back to 2015.
        When do you plan to have the option available?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        To the Microsoft Planner Dev. Team,

        I see Planner as a very useful app to use in the Office365 environment. As you have already noticed from past comments, the ability for Planner to interface and synchronize with Outlook calendar is an essential component that needs to be highly considered and implemented.

        If Planner can be updated to interface with the Outlook calendar, especially when a lead person has tasks to assign to their members, this will ensure deadlines are not missed by placing them as tasks on his team's Outlook calendars.

        If you are concerned that Planner will replace Microsoft Project, it does not! Project does more advanced things for project tracking and critical path calculations that is beyond Planner. However, not everyone in my organization are valid project managers (PM). Thus, using Planner app is sufficient for the non-PM users who are just leads or immediate supervisors who are only interested in assigning simple tasks to their team members, etc.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi There!

        This feature is essential and will help you steal away many more customers from the likes of wrike and asana.

        Would appreciate a heads up on a potential release date?

      • Raul TorresRaul Torres commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi, nice feature. Hope the release coming soon! is very necessary to have them connect.
        Is there any option to test a beta one?

        Thanks for your work.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Do you have a release date of this improvement ?

        We really need this fonction

        thx team planner

      • ccuretccuret commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there any eta to acomplish this? We need this to continue focusing our efforts on using planner...

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