Add or Integrate Planner Tasks with a Calendar
Calendar integration. Add tasks and their status on a calendar.
Thank you again for your feedback and patience. We’re happy to announce that the schedule view of tasks is fully implemented and the iCalendar format feed is coming soon! Head over to tasks.office.com to check it out!
Here’s a link to our support article to learn more about viewing your tasks on a calendar: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/view-your-tasks-on-a-calendar-8647d2c9-9bc7-466a-b5b3-74b3596fade2?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US
If you’re still interested in an integration with Outlook, please follow along with the conversation on this thread: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/11037114-integration-with-outlook-tasks
We’d love to hear your thoughts on these two new features! Feel free to comment below, send us a smile through the O365 menu (select the question mark icon, click ‘feedback’, then include the word “Planner”), or tweet using #MicrosoftPlanner.
The Planner Team
Malin Carlsson commented
I would like to be able to use the Planner, but planning tasks without being able to drag them to ones personal calendar makes the task planning useless. I will stick with Outlook's tasks until this feature is added.
I'm confused as to why the PLAN is created in the Office 365 Outlook Calendar, but no items show up. Hopefully this is a work in progress, as calendar integration and notifications are key. Other than that, it's pretty cool
The group calendar linked to a Plan is not useful in its current form. As tasks have due dates assigned, the due dates should show on the calendar. It would be cool if there were a way to designate a task as a project milestone, and maybe just make only the milestones show in the calendar -- or filter a calendar by the labels we can create and assign to tasks.
Kurtis McVay commented
This is a view in Trello I often looked at.
Would be better if it went into MS Project to instantly create a plan
Also, adding tasks and due dates in the project calendar and connect to that calendar in outlook
Iris Edeslmid commented
I too am missing this very important function.
You can attach deadlines to tasks in your group. I'd love to see these Planner-deadlines in the Office 365 Group-agenda.
For example, I made a group for Project X, And there's this task called Prototype 1, due to 1 September. I'd love to see in the project X-agenda(visible to everyone in the group) that There's a deadline at 1 sept, and that the 6 days planned for this task is visible in the agenda.
And preferably also in the coloursystem they use in planner ( red for to late, [or not started even if they should have started as the planning says] and blue when working on it, etc)
This way you can not only see how everybody it doing on their tasks, but you can also look at the planning in the agenda of different agenda's.
It's weird it wasn't already integrated
Yes, please have assigned tasks in Planner show up on the Group calendar!
Robert Booth commented
Agree with the comments. Would be great to add task deadlines to calendar or have some other way to visualize them.
To have the option to select whether a task deadline shows up on the Plan's calendar for everyone to see.
Ole Kristensen commented
Integrate only with the Outlook Group Calendar. This is for collaboration - not individual Work.
We should be able to view tasks in a calendar format. Currently the calendar functionality is completely separate from the start dates and end dates of assigned tasks. It seems like no project management tool has been able to accomplish this, and it would be a huge plus if MS Planner was able to.
@Paul Lloyd - What do you mean by using the calendar option? What option is that?
Paul Lloyd commented
I have started to use the calendar option and it is working well for me, I was a little confused (and still am really) about how it works. looks a bit like a cross between a group e-mail, group calendar and its own individual calendar. However once I changed the time zone it is working well enough for me. Do agree however to have a tasks calendar would be useful for scheduling.
Martin Müller commented
Please don't introduce just another calendar view but rather use the calender already present within the O365 group. Simply add the Planner tasks to it incl. a hyperlink to get back to the task details on Planner. Done!
M Benigni commented
I'm confused why there is a calendar feature tied to the Planner but the entries don't automatically go into that calendar. This is a critical feature to working with a team on projects.
Yes please work on that option! There are many tasks assigned on a day which have to be done on an specific day in the future ... At this moment the best tool for doing that is the calendar, in my opinio. But it is very tedious to have to create a task and a calendar entry for a reminder on that ...
Fran F. commented
Hi, this is really a good point, we need to have visibility in a calendar mode for all the task of a planner and also from the user assgined to a task
Please do not just make a 'new' calendar view in Planner, that will not solve the disconnect between Planner and Outlook. You already have this nice calendar in Outlook that people check frequently and store their events/meetings on... please integrate Planner tasks with Outlook tasks and have them appear on Outlook calendar. This brings everything together instead of forcing people to check multiple places