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  1. Integration with outlook tasks

    New tasks created in Planner should also be seen in outlook

    9,819 votes
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    673 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello!

    We’ve just released our integration with To-Do as a first step towards a larger task coherence initiative.

    Why To-Do and not Outlook tasks?
    We are integrating with To-Do because Outlook tasks is being replaced with the To-Do app. This experience has already shipped for Outlook Web users, and the To-Do team is working on bringing this to Outlook Desktop apps as well.

    Today, you can view and edit Planner tasks you’ve been assigned in To-Do’s new Assigned to me list. This is available on to-do.office.com and To-Do’s Windows, Android, and iOS apps.

    Here are more details on this integration: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Planner-Blog/Planner-and-To-Do-integration-bringing-you-a-more-cohesive-task/ba-p/553485

    Our work in this area is not done, and we’re relying on you to help us decide what’s next! This thread has grown to encompass a lot of different ideas and pain points, so we’d love to break it out to help us prioritize and dive deeper into user…

  2. Export to Excel

    Ability to export Plan data to Excel

    8,843 votes
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    1039 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello!

    Thank you again for your feedback on this feature. We’re happy to announce that we’ve just finished rolling out Export to Excel to all Planner users.

    Please give it a try and let us know what you think! If there’s something you’d like us to improve upon, please find and vote on that suggestion or create a new one so we can prioritize accordingly.

    More info on Export to Excel: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Planner-Blog/Export-your-entire-plan-to-Excel-for-powerful-analysis-sharing/ba-p/717431

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

  3. Plans deletion/archive

    As I saw that when you delete a Plan all conversations, Groups etc are deleted could be useful to have another Status for that Plans, maybe an "Archived" status, maybe visible in another dashboard or something similar.

    2,294 votes
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    288 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’d love to hear more about the following:
    1. When would you delete or archive a plan?
    2. How long would you like it to be accessible?

    Feel free to include any specific scenarios where archiving a plan would be useful.

    We appreciate your feedback and look forward to reading through your comments!

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

  4. Add OneNote Tasks to Planner

    If an item is tagged as a Task in the OneNote Notebook associated with the Group/Plan, automatically add that to the task Plan task list

    1,484 votes
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  5. Add Tasks to Outlook Calendar Automatically

    Add ability to view tasks that have assigned due dates in Outlook calendar

    1,394 votes
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    64 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Beyond the iCalendar feed, we will continue to explore our options for adding tasks to Outlook Calendar automatically. We would love to hear more of your thoughts on the following:
    -What information from tasks would you like to carry over to Outlook Calendar?
    -How many different plans would you like to view on your Outlook Calendar?
    -Any specific scenarios or examples of how this would fit into your workflow

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

  6. Please link Tasks to Outlook (desktop) and also allow users of MS Project to open them in that.

    When a Task is assigned, have Planner sent the email alert in the form of an Outlook Task Request (when the request is Accepted, Deferred, etc.) and it sits in the User's Outlook Task list -- have the ability for them to update progress within MS Outlook (desktop) itself -- and let that update Planner.

    (Similar features were available as far back as Outlook 2000 without a centralised server system. Now we have cloud, please bring back these features without worrying about MS Project Server / Online sales -- instead, make those "enterprise level" services...)

    1,148 votes
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  7. Integrate Planner with Microsoft To-Do

    Please make it possible for tasks created in Planner to sync with Microsoft To-Do, so it is accessible across Outlook, To-Do and Planner.

    1,010 votes
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    57 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello!

    We’ve just released our integration with To-Do as a first step towards a larger task coherence initiative.

    Today, you can view and edit Planner tasks you’ve been assigned in To-Do’s new Assigned to me list. This is available on to-do.office.com and To-Do’s Windows, Android, and iOS apps.

    Here are more details on this integration: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Planner-Blog/Planner-and-To-Do-integration-bringing-you-a-more-cohesive-task/ba-p/553485

    Our work in this area is not done, and we’re relying on you to help us decide what’s next, please keep the suggestions coming!

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

  8. connect an existing OneNote instead of starting a new OneNote

    i have a bunch of OneNotes that I want to attach to specific Boards. I don't want a new OneNote

    433 votes
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  9. Integration with Sharepoint Sites

    Integrate Planner with Sharepoint sites so multiple Plans can belong to a Team site.

    424 votes
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  10. wunderlist, planner and outlook tasks should all live in the same world

    Wunderlist, Planner and Outlook tasks should all be part of the same app universe and be easily movable and interchangeable weather the user is using the free Wunderlist, a paid Office 365 subscription or Outlook though a classic Office license (non subscription model).

    why so many overlapping task management apps from Microsoft?

    From the user perspective one can only see advantages in the integration.

    375 votes
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  11. import plans from excel

    Need to be able to import plans from another source - like excel, smartsheet, project, csv, etc.

    361 votes
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  12. Integration into Office Groups App

    The Office Groups app is already quite nice but the planner view is not included yet.

    298 votes
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  13. Integrate Planner with Excel for mass updating / entry of tasks

    when creating a new plan or maintaining a larger plan the data entry is pretty cumbersome. Integrating this with Excel would make this process much easier and allow the plans to scale better in terms of initial start-up time as well as ongoing maintenance.

    276 votes
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  14. Integrate with MS Project in O365

    Does this interfaces with MS Project? This would be a much better way of creating, assigning, executing, and tracking project tasks as well as non-project/administrative tasks. Also, maybe the time invested in tasks could flow automatically to timesheets. Reducing or removing the time spent maintaining timesheets would be welcome.

    275 votes
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  15. Trello content integrate into Planner.

    We would like to have ability to import Trello content into Planner.

    216 votes
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  16. Logic Flow Connector

    Planner entities (Boards/Tasks) should act both as a trigger as well as an action recipient of Logic Flow as well as Azure Logic Apps. This way we can enable workflows integrating with external SaS apps (VSTS the obvious candidate) as well as internally within O365.
    Trigger examples: when a Task is closed, when a Task is (re)assigned, when a Task moved to another Bucket, when a Task is created.
    Action examples: create a Task, add comment/attachment, move to another Bucket, change Task priority/assignee (or more according to the Roadmap) - essentially whatever can be surfaced through the graph task api.

    203 votes
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  17. Integrate planner with the SharePoint Task list / gantt chart view

    Tasks from SharePoint list to be shown in a planner view and vice versa.

    203 votes
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  18. Make the dates in planner show up on the Calendar.

    When you set a task's date in Planner, it should also show up on your calendar. I can't see using Planner if it doesn't integrate into your calendar.

    202 votes
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  19. within the integration with teams, allow @mentions

    I like having Planner inside Microsoft Teams. However, it would be nice if we could @mention a team member within the comments on a Planner task and they would get a notification just like the @mention in a Teams channel. We are moving away from the clutter of email, so any additional integration into Teams is a huge plus. I don't want a notification about something I'm working on in Teams to go to my email. It just doesn't make sense anymore.

    192 votes
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  20. Integrate / link Planner tasks to Project Online tasks and Planner plans to Project Online Summary Task

    Project Online does not have Agile views of its tasks (such as vertical lists in common agile task tools like Trello, Pivotal, Jira, and now Office Planner). The lack of agile-like boards for Project Online is a huge barrier to development teams, but exec mgmt. wants the rich reporting and resource mgmt. of Project Online. The lack of synchronizing Project Online to external boards makes managing very difficult.

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