Create Planner tasks within Outlook
Add new Planner tasks to an existing Plan from within Outlook, including turning an email into a Planner task
Looking forward to these enhancements. I am working with Outlook Tasks and then Planner Tasks for items that I'm collaborating with a colleague on. We are very careful about data so I would have to have different planners for different accounts. That wouldn't be so bad if I could manage everything through Outlook. So I would have one place where I can see the emails I've flagged for action, plus my own tasks, plus any planner tasks that I need to watch/action.
Bruce Banner commented
Create a Planner Microsoft Link
To create a publishing link, go to the Microsoft Planner website and log in with your O365 account details.
In the menu on the left-hand side, select the plan you’d like to add to your calendar.
Click the three dots next to the “Schedule” option, then select “Add Plan To Outlook Calendar”.
In the panel that opens, click the “Publish” option.
At this point, you have two distinct options. You can add the Planner tasks to your Outlook calendar by clicking “Add To Outlook”, or you can copy the “iCalendar link” and import the Planner task to any calendar software you like.
Add the Planner to Your Outlook Calendar
If you click “Add To Outlook”, your Outlook calendar will open and display the iCalendar subscription for you to confirm.
Change the calendar’s display name and then click “Save”.
The Planner calendar will show up in the “Other calendars” section. Tasks in the calendar will appear on the due date of the task.
It can take a little while for Outlook to refresh and pick up the tasks from a published calendar, so don’t worry if they don’t turn up straight away.
Share the Planner With Another Calendar
If you want to add the planner tasks to a different calendar—either yours or someone else’s—select the whole of the iCalendar link and copy it using CTRL+C on Windows or CMD+C on a Mac.
More information: https://www.o365cloudexperts.com/office-365-migration/
Strange that this functionality is possible with Wrike. From Outlook (desktop version) I am able to create the task from an email, assign it to a project and person and edit the status and due date. Teams integration shouldn't be limited to Office 365.
I want to be able to add a calendar event to a plan, so I only have to write it once. This means Planner should also support TIMES, not just dates.
How this is in To-Do and not in Planner yet is beyond me. You have to go through Microsoft Flow to implement something similar right now, and that is not supported in companies like mine with heavy 2factor authentication and Conditional Access. Flow never gets the token needed to trigger the Planner events, so this would fix it for me.
This would be great help! Just like I am able to send an email from my Outlook to my OneNote, i want to be able to create a task directly from the email (while it will pick up the content from the email), or at least be able to send the email to Planner as task, so we avoid going extra steps (saving email, attaching to Planner task, etc.) Please consider this!
I would like to be able to designate an email in my inbox and turn it into a task that can be added to a planner board.
Luke Harwood commented
I would like to be able to designate an email in my inbox and turn it into a task that can be added to a planner board. I constantly receive requests/complaints from customers as well as other executives and I'd love the functionality to be able to click a ribbon button in outlook (similar to the "share to teams" button that MS Teams has made available) and be able to designate: which board it goes to, who it's assigned to and due date, with the body and metadata of the email in the description and all file attachments (including the *.msg file itself) added to the attachments in the planner task.
Anna Riling commented
You can add your Planner calendar to Outlook calendar, but it's read only. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/see-your-planner-calendar-in-outlook-5dcccce5-2750-49b5-991b-1837379d96c7. I would like the ability to add tasks to Outlook and see/edit them in Planner, and vice versa.