Share plans with external people/customers
Please let us share plans with external people. Or at least tell us how to do this! For example, if you work in a project with a customer, they may want insight in your work.
Guest access is live in Planner! To learn more, visit: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Planner-Blog/Bring-your-plans-to-life-with-guests-in-Planner/ba-p/190704
We have two more parts of this feature to deliver:
1) Comments enabled for guests to see and use
2) The ability to invite a guest from within Planner
Thank you again for your patience and feedback on this!
The Planner Team
Per Öberg commented
Immensly useful feature, +1
Becky Martin commented
HUGE need for this feature. With the point of Teams being a communication tool, this is an important feature. Hard to believe this flaw was noticed during testing and corrected before being Teams was promoted so heavily at Ignite.
Andy Hegedus commented
I need this as well. We work collaboratively with Clients and would like to give them access to the Plan for their work as well as all the samples we attach to the tasks. How do we get them access so that they can edit and add attachments as well?
I need it urgently
Sudharsan Raman commented
We need this feature very badly on our projects with subcontractors located all over. Meanwhile, what are others doing? I'd rather not use a 3rd party tool.
This feature is supposed to on the road map can we get an update on when this might be available?
According to MSFT support engineer Kerwin Yang in a post here - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_o365admin-mso_manage/external-users-access-to-office-365-planner/e514d917-6d34-44da-a9c5-d6a234d0fbd9?auth=1 - "It’s not feasible to give external users related permission via sharing or add them to the groups to let them access the board, notebook and files."
Absent any encouragement or updates from Microsoft to the contrary, it would seem that any hope for implementation of this feature is misplaced at best. *Maybe* we will get it eventually, but there is no reason to expect it any time soon.
Any update on this? I've got a project site I share with those outside our organization. They can access the SP project site just fine. Will they be able to access the planner?
Matthew Smart commented
Is there any ETA on this feature?
michael parsons commented
if we cant share with external users its a waste of time, please get this sorted ASAP
Mirko Wiedemann commented
Without sharing with external people, we aren’t able to switch from Asana and Planner is useless!
I third this request - the product is not competitive without this feature.
I second this request.
A Page commented
As a plan is a Group, is the way to do this currently to simply add the external user to the Group created by the plan?
Of course this will give them access to everything in the Group - your calendar, files and so on. That may not be desirable for external customers, if the Group has been established for a customer project for example. Or maybe it is.