Planner conversation integration with Teams
Please allow conversations happening at the Task-level in Planner to occur in Teams conversation (threaded) instead of the shared group mailbox.
Ashok Subedi commented
Does any one know how to get the conversation thread id of the very first comment on the task. Without that i couldnot post any comment or lets say reply to any comment using graph api
Please integrate Tasks created in the planner with the Conversations tab. Or allow referencing team- members within the comments in the different tasks inside Planner.
I agree. Planner integration with teams is a must! Please do this.
Totally agree, notifications to outlook is a burden, and near impossible to keep track of what actually pertains to a user. To properly use and implement Planner you need better integration with Teams, else it is just another stand-alone product like Asana but with worse notifications.
Ideally each task in Planner must create a corresponding thread in Teams, and the Comments sections must be to that Teams thread. This will allow users to @ a individual or Team and allow for more focused notifications. This thread will also serve to notify the team of any other notifications i.e. task created, users assigned, documents attached, progress changes, ect ect.
Yes, huge gap. We're rolling out Planner first, and because this is lacking we are forced to use Outlook Groups instead of pushing users to Teams. Thanks
Daniel Bergsten commented
Just like you can start a conversation from a document in Teams, we should be able to start a conversation from a Planner task as well.
Another idea is to show comments in both Group-mailbox and Teams-conversation for both Group/Teams users. But most important is to show comments in Teams.
Agree with Lisa and all on here. Having focused conversations pertaining to tasks and having it there embedded within the task is very powerful. Having these conversations removed from teams and not integrated is a burden.
Lisa Murmann commented
Totally agree the "comment" feature in planner makes sense but we see that comments on planner tasks get lost because the messages go into the team mailbox rather than teams. The key "detractor feedback" to use teams is "oh no another way of communication I have to keep track of"
If you could link planner tasks directly to the team conversation would make it much more seamless and you would only have to keep up to speed on your team conversations.
Preferably you should be able to create a link between the planner task and the Team channel conversation.
I agree this is a must for those using Teams and Planner. However, there will be those that don't use Teams and use Groups with Planner. So maybe there needs to be an option (switch/toggle) per plan that lets you set if you want conversations to end up in Teams or Groups.
Mike Ellison commented
We are finding this to be a big gap for our teams too. Big disconnect between the tools.
Task-level conversations in Teams is a must for us to make effective use of planner.