Remove 250 task limit per person per plan.
Currently, there is a 250 task limit per person per plan. The error states “You've run out of space! Delete some old tasks and projects to continue creating new ones.” Removing completed tasks defeats the purpose of using Planner as a historical task tracker if resources are limited to 250 tasks.
This limit has been removed – users can now have thousands of tasks assigned to them.
We’re continuing work around performance and actively monitoring how many users hit this limit. So far, we only have seen users with unchecked Flows/automated task assignments hitting this limit.
We are planning on publishing formal documentation around all of our Planner limits once we’ve completed more performance work, but don’t have anything to share at this time.
The Planner Team
Seth Rogen commented
Folks, I have been testing this out myself since there isn’t an official answer. So far I have been able to create a plan with 2000 tasks and counting.
so what is going on if in my Planner if I can only see 10 Tasks per Bucket ?
What about the checklist limit? 20 task only are allowed per task ?
Wanted to add my voice to removing this limitation. I work in an organisation of over 30,000 employees who wish to use this in there individual teams and this limitation is the blocker to utilising Planner. This limitation should be removed as soon as possible.
Is increasing or, even better, removing this constraint, on the Planner road map (I did not see it)? Hoping that this is a technical constraint and not for purely business reasons.
Seth Docherty commented
This limit is a MAJOR issue for long term use of planner. Historical tracking of tasks is an important component of and removing tasks to get around this limit is not acceptable.
We would never have started using planner if we knew about this limit. we are now looking at alternatives. this is simply unworkable. the combination of no archive capability and all these limits makes this unusable. please find a solution.
Peter Kormos commented
Remove the limits! I didn’t realize there is such a low limit to a plan?! How should we do weekly recurring tasks? 4 members, 5 weekly recurring task per member and that was it? If this was on purpose please explain why?
Wow, wow, wow, this is a huge limitation for longer-dated or detailed projects!
Please give us an ETA for an update Teams team!
Danish Sajwani commented
This limit is not good even for small sized projects. I have been trying to convince our exces to start using Planner country wide but this limit makes it impossible to do it.
Well... that's it. I just had it with Planner. While trying to handle the low limit on tasks, I wanted to delete hundreds of tasks so the Plan can continue working. To do so, I wanted to delete a bunch of old tasks using flow (loop through them and delete) Guess what, there is no Flow action for planner to delete a task :(
Microsoft is missing great opportunities to compete with Jira or Trello by not fully integrating Flow/Planner together and keep the users inside the O365 ecosystem. :(
My Flows are now all failing due to this limit yet, no clear error message telling there is a limit in planner.
I can't believe that 2 YEARS later we still have no feedback from Microsoft on this issue. Is this list monitored?
wow, this limit is way TOO LOW!! I built a daily process that creates a dozens of tasks every day for the same people. If I cannot keep historical workload in planner, then I guess it's back to a SP task list... :(
Please remove the task limits as it negatively effects the usefulness of the planner for our business
This is becoming an issue in our business and is becoming another reason the take up of Office 365 tools is problematic in our organisation, Please make this unlimited ASAP. If you need to place a limit then please make it large enough that people will not reach the limit in such a short space of time!!
Is this limitation still intact? Why is it not removed? I'm now convincing everyone to use this tool - but it should not have limitations like that
Oh my goodness....!!!! Please give us unlimited Tasks and unlimited Checklist items in each task. A limit of 20, SERIOUSLY??????
Rob Z commented
There should be unlimited tasks. I intend to use planner as a historical record, so I don't want to delete old tasks. I want to be able to research and check back on tasks for years to come.
Glenn Pudney commented
How are we going with an increase to Planner, we're running out of space and it is a real hassle to continue to delete completed tasks.
It is a very slow process to delete any completed tasks.
We are seriously considering Trello