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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.
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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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?

      • Max commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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. :(

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My Flows are now all failing due to this limit yet, no clear error message telling there is a limit in planner.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can't believe that 2 YEARS later we still have no feedback from Microsoft on this issue. Is this list monitored?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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... :(

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please remove the task limits as it negatively effects the usefulness of the planner for our business

      • David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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!!

      • Fritz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Oh my goodness....!!!! Please give us unlimited Tasks and unlimited Checklist items in each task. A limit of 20, SERIOUSLY??????

      • Rob Z commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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

      • Dave B commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any update on this, Microsoft? We're just starting to get into Planner but if we cannot keep an archive (maybe less attachments?) this will be a huge snag and probably force us to choose an alternate product.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The 1500 limit is a killer. Please up this or remove it otherwise still using Trello.

      • Reddy Karri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is great product. These constraints limit use of planner for big projects. If there is no technical limitation, please allow admins to adjust the parameters to fit to their needs

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