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How can we improve Planner?

I want a "Convert to Task Planner" button for emails

Most of our tasks come in via email, a simple button to convert it to a planner task would be imperative, otherwise it renders the planner a little bit pointless for us.

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    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Scheduled  ·  AdminPlanner Team (Admin, Planner) responded  · 

    We’re in the process of finalizing designs for a Planner add-in for Outlook. From the add-in, users will be able to create tasks for Planner without having to leave their inbox. The email subject and body will autofill as the task title and description, respectively and users will have the ability to set plan, bucket and assignees . We appreciate your feedback and patience and look forward to this first step in what we hope to be a greater integration with Outlook!

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I need that too please! And also syncrhonisation between Planner and Outlook (create a Planner task from Outlook, manage it in Planner or Outlook, and see the result in both). I found this useful workaround in the meantime, until Outlook, Planner and To-do get fully integrated/syncrhonised. It is a Flow routine that create automatically a new Planner Task for each email that you flag in Outlook. Better than nothing for now.
        https://emea.flow.microsoft.com/en-us/galleries/public/templates/67477f30373611e7870df906aa521b7a/create-planner-tasks-for-flagged-emails-in-office-365/

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The last admin comment suggesting this add-in was in final design phase was from May 2018-- any ETA on when we could expect to see this feature? It's hard to transition from Trello to Planner without it.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A crucial feature for me is to quickly access the email from the Planner task in the same way as the Outlook ToDoList feature.

      • Matthew Jarsky commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just make it so we can send email to Planner, either to an "Inbox" on Planner (my preference) or to individual plans.

        Once in the Inbox the task could be triaged into the appropriate plan.

      • HJ Koch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        maybe also consider to post emails directly to TEAMS.
        maybe also double: to create directly a planner task and prompte to TEAMS

      • fabizi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        hi, this is definitely one of the most imperative new feature, as most tasks come-in by email. As a temporary workaround I had to create a Microsoft Flow and trigger it when an email is flagged.

        When will this be launched?

      • Murray commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        HI. I would like the ability to add an email to an existing Card or create a new Card. Sometimes I get additional information or documents that I want to add to an existing task.

      • MikeC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I noticed that the "Integration with outlook tasks" idea that has accumulated 8,539 votes recently had an update from the admins that said "We’ve pivoted our work here to focus on our integration with ToDo, rather than an Outlook Add-in."
        Does this pivot to ToDo also mean that the Convert to Planner Task from Outlook feature is also being abandoned?
        This is the core feature that I (and obviously many others) need to put Planner into our workflows. I find it odd that Trello, which is not made by Microsoft, has tighter integration with Outlook than Planner which is made by Microsoft.
        Please provide feedback on the future of this proposed feature if possible.
        Thank you.

      • JP commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As more and more business are using Mac, please also immediately program it also for Outlook for Mac.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Evernote can do that, wunderlist can do that, omnifocus can do that, a lot of apps can do that, but not the little Microsoft :=)
        Sending a email to planner for creating a task... WITH the attached docs.
        It would be so kind...

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