Create a Plan without creating an Office Group
I like using the Planner as a personal tool to simply manage my day-to-day tasks - I like the kanban Trello-esque visual way of doing this. I don't, however, need the sharing capabilities and therefore all the associated 365 group stuff created in the background is superflous. It would be good to simply have an "individual" Plan and not have it create a 365 group. It just feels like there will be whole lot of chaos will ensue with people creating all sorts of groups like "My Plan", "Test Plan" etc.
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Anything on this one?
Instead of creating an O365 group, why can't this just be included in OneDrive for Business? Personal plans shouldn't be their own group. I understand the back-end logistics must be complicated, but this is an important feature for your customers!
I don't understand why after 2 years this is still an issue? SMH
This is absolutely needed. You shouldn't have to be in a team to use Planner
Can anyone from Microsoft provide a update as to whether or not this is possible ?
Unable to use Planner because of this
It's too bad we can't use planner without being member of a team. I could be very usefull to have it accessible directly.
Kevin Heijkoop commented
We can't use planner at this moment because of the creation of groups. Users in the organisation would like to user planner but for now we need to sell "No" to them,. It should be an option to create a planner with or without the creation of a group.
Groups are also SharePoint modern sites and that's where planner goes. However you can add multiple plans to the same site (group) so that you could just have one group called plans and add all your plans to that. There is now an option in the ui under New Plan to add it to an existing group without the need to modify the site in SharePoint yourself.
it is done?
Sorry, not working for us.
I can not create a plan, we have disabled group creation for users.
I am seeing inforimation which says "this is implemented" but it does not work for us.
Magnus Chistoffson commented
This is done!
Jason Shoemaker commented
Agreed this makes Planner a non-starter in our environment. Its bad enough that BI workspaces, modern team sites, msoft team sites all create o365 groups we dont need it for everything. We had to disable 365 group creation because within a week or two we had over 100 o365 groups called Johns Test, Mikes Test plan, Joes Team Test etc etc. It is a sprawl and governance nightmare, not to mention highly confusing for the end user.
I cannot use Planner without this feature.
Why not change this so that it stores in our OneDrive? For large organizations, having a bunch of "my plans" is very messy.
This has been here since June 2017. Please fix this plan turns group thing.
This is greatly needed. Sometimes I want to have an individual plan or even a shared plan but don't need the group calendar, notebook, site etc. So now we just have a bunch of ghost groups that are only using the Planner feature.
Echo other comments... How about giving the option to create a group instead of forcing it. We cannot use this product in its current state due to the creation of so many O365 groups that show up. It clutters the Outlook GAL for everyone.
How could this have been missed? I can easily see a user making a task list just for themselves....
Yeah. Who would have thought a Plan was the same as a Group. Did the work experience boy design that one?
We could follow the following article but it also stops groups being created in other products.
Different users will need different roles - Alternatively if these can't be split by application could a Planner Admin portal be created allowing granular setup for different users.? or as suggested by others Office groups are not created by default.
Would also like to see the ability to create Plans without using Groups. We have Groups disabled, and this means we cannot use Plans currently.
Totally agree !