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  1. Reports

    This tools is great for tracking teams and reports. I'd like to have an option to export the data to share with management and peers or simply as a historical reference. It would be awesome if the reports could maintain the vision that is displayed in the UI.

    177 votes

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  2. Planner templates

    The planner template is so basic for me (as business processes are normally repeatable), that makes the whole app completely useless at its current state. Any time I might save planning with this Canvan apporach, I will lose it as I have to create the same tasks over and over.

    175 votes

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    16 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Missing email notification for Task assignments

    Planner is not sending my team members email notifications when they are assigned a task. What can I do to make it happen?

    173 votes

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  4. Assign task to Organization Member without becoming Plan Member

    When you assign a Task to an organization member it becomes part of the Plan/Group.

    We should be able to assign Tasks to people but to limit their view to that task only.

    169 votes

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  5. Provide notifications inside Planner for those who don't want email notifications

    Create a notification center inside Planner that will keep you up to date on all subscribed changes inside Planner. Notifications should display updates on all projects and tasks that you follow or are assigned.

    After you’ve read or taken action on a notification in the Notifications tab, you can archive it.

    You should be able to take action on tasks while reviewing Notifications.

    Asana has a wonderful notification system called Inbox. It helps to reduce email notifications and provides notifications in-app. https://asana.com/guide/help/fundamentals/inbox

    167 votes

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  6. Assign Task Lead

    The ability to assign a task to multiple people is a big improvement. BUT, we'd like to be able to designate a primary responsible (ie. a task lead.)

    165 votes

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  7. 158 votes

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    19 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Print Tasks from Planner

    It should be possible to print the "tickets" or tasks from planner or at least export to pdf.

    150 votes

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  9. Also allow microsoft office 365 home users get planner as well.

    Also allow microsoft office 365 home users get planner as well.

    146 votes

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  10. duplicate buckets

    I would like to be able to duplicate a bucket with just a copy and paste feature.

    143 votes

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  11. The ability to assign individual checklist items and designate a due date within a task leading up to the overall task due date.

    A task has a due date, but within the task the checklist items can also have their own due date and assigned group member to complete all needs before the actual task due date.

    139 votes

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    9 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. CRITICAL: Cannot recover deleted Tasks and files attached to tasks are also lost permanently.

    I accidentally deleted a task in Planner. The Task had screenshots and an agreement attached. Once the task has been deleted it does not go to the SharePoint recycle bin and the task, conversation, attachments are permanently deleted.

    Easiest fix is to place the task into recycle bin. Work around is to place all attachments in the file repository then attach to task. You still lose the entire task list and conversations thus making this a critical flaw.

    138 votes

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  13. Effort estimate for each task

    It would be very useful if you enable a feature to update efforts for each task in hours. Normally in Agile WoW, effort for each task is calculated in hours

    138 votes

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    12 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Allow to assign task of the checklist to different people

    Allow to assign task of the checklist to different

    138 votes

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  15. Ability to @ Tag a member of the Planner in the Comments of a Task.

    It'd be awesome if you could tag another member of the planner the way you can on Facebook/Twitter/etc in comments of tasks so that they can see it.

    137 votes

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  16. Pls add a 'mention' functionality when adding comments in Planner

    When I am adding comments on Planner Tasks then I want to be able to mention a specific employee who the task is assigned. This way I want the person to be notified.

    135 votes

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  17. Assign or change assignment for multiple tasks at once

    Assigning more than one task to the same person is cumbersome as you must open each task individually. As a task creator or editor, I'd like to be able to select more than one task and assign or change assignment.

    130 votes

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  18. Make the Label Colors Changeable. Also allow for more or less labels

    As stated before me. The labels are too small when applied. The user should be able to add or reduce the amount of labels and the user should have the ability to change the colors of the labels.

    129 votes

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  19. Notifications

    Hi,

    There are too many email notifications send by Planner. Users in our company though those were spams. Please provide a way to manage notification send

    123 votes

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  20. Log user activity

    Maybe it's already existing, but i need the possibility to see a log for assigned and deleted task etc.

    122 votes

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