Planner tasks in Outlook / To Do need better functionality
Planner tasks that show in To Do need more functionality, including sorting / filtering, adding to different lists, etc.
Looking forward to these enhancements. I am working with Outlook Tasks and then Planner Tasks for items that I'm collaborating with colleagues on. I would like to 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. Basically, i have all kinds of actions all over the place, I really really need a way to manage it centrally. Personally, I prefer to use the desktop Outlook as I don't have to sift through all my other open browser windows, and I leverage shortcut keys A LOT. Thank you!!!
Fabian Schober commented
As someone who organizes his Workday with the "Flagged Email"-Feature a lot, it is a dealbreaker for me to not be able to
- create tasks within outlook or ToDo, which are automatically synced to planner
- not being able to organize all my todos in kanban view, but only thos which are created in Planner.
- not having the option of a Gantt Diagram in Planner.
Especially more integration with Outlook and other services (and please not over Flow) would be very important, to get this thing usable on a daily basis.
Manuel Faria commented
It should be possible to assign a To-Do task to a Planner task and vice-versa
@mentioning users in the comments under a tasks would be an asset. Currently people either don't notice comments or conversations relating a task take place in Teams, and it's difficult to find the latest status of a discussion related to a task.
What I've always liked about Outlook and now To Do is the ability to set reminders at specific times. Could we please have this in Planner as well?
I know that it's possible to receive notifications about items coming due in Planner, but that's not the same as having a reminder at 4:55 PM, for example.
The flagged email list in ToDo is a great step forward, but for project related emails that have been sent to a group of people it should be possible to create a planner task that can be assigned to one person, to make clear who is working on which incoming request. Moreover the functionality to attach an email to an existing task would be great!
To Do has the functionality to insert tasks into my outlook calendar scheduling a time block for that task, allowing me to better plan my day. I would like to be able to add planner tasks to my outlook calendar, either directly or from the assigned to me tab in To Do.
Adding the ability to move a Task from To Do to a Plan in Planner.
Ability to use common Categories (or labels, or tags) between To Do and Planner which will stay present when being moved between To Do and Planner.
Micah Kuiper commented
Percentage complete, customizable status', ability to export a list of all of your tasks spread out across multiple plans and TO-DO.