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  1. Integration with outlook tasks

    New tasks created in Planner should also be seen in outlook

    8,451 votes
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      603 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      We’re in the process of developing a Planner add-in for Outlook. From the add-in users will be able to create tasks for Planner without having to leave their inbox.

      We appreciate your feedback and patience and look forward to this first step in our larger plans for integration with Outlook!

    • Export to Excel

      Ability to export Plan data to Excel

      5,260 votes
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        457 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        As an update, this feature is still working its way up our backlog but we till have a few items to deliver first.

        We appreciate your patience and feedback greatly!

        Cheers,
        The Planner Team

      • 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.

        1,837 votes
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          218 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

        • Add Tasks to Outlook Calendar Automatically

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

          1,185 votes
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            48 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

          • 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...)

            1,055 votes
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              12 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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

              933 votes
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                49 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

                673 votes
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                  30 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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

                  377 votes
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                    12 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Integration with Sharepoint Sites

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

                    356 votes
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                      25 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      328 votes
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                        9 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Integration into Office Groups App

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

                        289 votes
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                          8 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          206 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            197 votes
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                              12 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              180 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                178 votes
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                                • Integrate planner with the SharePoint Task list / gantt chart view

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

                                  172 votes
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                                  • Trello content integrate into Planner.

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

                                    163 votes
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                                    • 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.

                                      141 votes
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                                      • Microsoft Teams Integration Problems

                                        Microsoft Teams Integration Problems.

                                        When we add tasks to a Teams Project, we cannot add new ones from planner, but we can view them. Also the tasks added from Teams have reduced functionality. All very annoying.

                                        137 votes
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                                        • Do NOT create a new mobile app. Integrate with Groups App instead.

                                          Do not fragment the mobile app space. Do NOT create a new app of Planner. Use Groups App to integrate instead.

                                          There already is a mobile app for Office 365 Groups. And Planner plans have a direct relationship with Groups. It would be great if Planner is integrated into that existing app. Groups app will have conversations, Files, Notebook, Calendar, and Plans.

                                          135 votes
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