The date format is fixed to mm/dd/yyyy, could this please be selectable based on your region - for example we use dd/mm/yyyy
As an update, since we’ve still been seeing issues around date formatting, so we’re pursuing another fix that should help: If you’re using Planner within Teams, we will default to using the same language/local as Teams.
If you’re seeing this issue persist outside of Teams and your language/locale is set properly for your Office account, please let us know in the comments below!
The Planner Team
complete lunacy. This issue looking at other threads has been going on for over a year!! This is exactly the type of idiocratic behaviour that is making user adoption impossible. In addition, it doesn't do IT any favours in pushing this and other MS product(s) within the organisation. Why in a Domain environment in 2017 is an Admin still not able to set regional and time zone settings on global level in O365 is beyond me...PowerShell works in applying settings globally but the settings do not propagate to Planner. Fix it quick!!!
P.S. Grant, attempted to follow your method, but the UI has changed and the path to those settings is unavailable.
Planner Feedback commented
FYI I was able to change the date format to UK (dd/mm/yyyy):
Settings\Office 365 Settings
Language and Time Zone - changed United States to United Kingdom.
Then I did a settings search (same Office 365 Settings page, under settings menu) for "Date" and changed the United States setting to United Kingdom.
On reloading the Planner I now have UK date format. Hope this helps. Grant
Scott Jackson commented
+1 to get this fixed, I can't believe it was released into production without having regional settings properly implemented. if one of my team members has a deadline of 1/6/18, is it 6th Jan 2018 or 1st June 2018, I mean come on, this is bug,
In Australia the date in Planner tasks shows correctly as dd/mm/yyyy, however when viewing the same plan in a tab in Microsoft Teams, the date displays incorrectly as mm/dd/yyyy. Please fix!!
Please do sort this. It's incredibly frustrating and confuses colleagues as we are British and read the date dd/mm/yyyy without thinking. I have a task for 5th October 2017 and it says 10/05/2017 which to us is the 10th of May!!
The date thing is rubbish - please also allow users to use dd/mm/yy.
Microsoft have always had this issue with their software and have a very arrogant attitude towards it. Bad software design and UAT is the root cause. Years ago we beta'd sharepoint, dynamics and a few other products and this was always a big bug bear and still they can't get it right, they just don't care, it's about money not service.
This is very very confusing not having it in our format dd/yy/yyyy even yyyymmdd would be better
This needs to be fixed... Very confusing trying to organise myself in a different format.
Do you care about the success of Planner?
Is it just a hobby for you?
This is a major problem for our Global organisation.
Can you at least post a status update to acknowledge you are looking into this.
Lisa M commented
Is anyone from Microsoft reading this feedback? I'm close to no longer using it - it is worthless without the date feature and folks seem to have made it abundantly clear is a necessary feature. Can someone from Microsoft please email me with an update? Thanks!
JMichel RICHAUD commented
I like this new world: you ask for something to be fixed (as at the end this is a BUG), ... and the other is "please vote for a possible resolution" ...
Adding my self to the list. The date format needs to be an option you can change
Come on MS get your act together, this is a minor thing to fix. You have released 3 versions of Windows 10 since this was reported no excuse now.
Tristan Streeter commented
Given the Global business push for office 365's productivity suite this should really be addressed. Small things like this are hugely frustrating when you lose clarity deadlines due to the incorrect format being used.
James Wylie commented
This is a must to add to Planner ASAP! It's very hard to try to sell the use of an App when it doesn't support the local date format!
James Emanuelli commented
This is hugely frustrating. Please fix or describe a work around.
Hi everyone, I've found a temporary workaround for this issue.
In the URL you will see that the default address contains 'EN-US'. I manually changed this to 'EN-AU' and it changed the dates to Australian DD/MM format for me. Seems to hold the change while clicking around Planner.
Extremely annoying. About 5% of the world's population use the American date format which is now forced upon us all.
I work for a multinational corporation and we are using Planner for smaller projects but despite its many benefits it is also a very confusing tool due to the date format. If a task has a due date of 5/4 it has a completely different meaning to an American compared to a European. Please fix this!
Its been a year please sort this out !