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  1. Add Recycle for deleted tasks in Plan

    Currently there is no possibility to restore deleted tasks and no option to restrict deletion. Assigned person can delete task and say after that haven't seen it.
    In other case, deletion can be done by reason. Nevertheless, ability to restore is important.
    Both situations can be handled by old good Recycle for deleted tasks, placed under Plan options. With ability to restore task with all important info: attaches, comments, check list etc. Restore of bucket and labels is nice to have.
    Thanks, Ivan

    3,053 votes
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    388 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 2,888 votes
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    386 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Import tasks from excel

    Import an Excel workbook into Planner to bulk create / edit task

    2,800 votes
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  4. Allow external users to view/edit tasks.

    We have sub consultants that we collaborate with on a daily basis. It would be nice to have different levels of permissions to view tasks, edit tasks, and / or create tasks.

    2,783 votes
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    198 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Printing Capability

    Printing Capability - company and individual. Ideally would have the ability to print out the entire planner board so that everyone at the company can see the entire project list and have a transparent way for everyone to track performance. Similarly would be ideal to allow individual users print out their tasks.

    2,717 votes
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    310 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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.

    2,666 votes
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    349 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

  7. Add functionality to create dependencies

    Add functionality to link tasks with dependencies. One the upper level task is complete the tasks that are dependent on it would become active and notify those task owners.

    2,579 votes
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  8. Reporting with Planner

    Planner should provide a quick and easy way to report regularly. For example, a view of what was accomplished during a specific week would be helpful, so a date filter and a status filter may be needed. Additionally, a static snapshot would be helpful, for reporting to executives that require information push, so a way to group projects in addition to 'favorites' is needed, as well as a way to email a snapshot of the group dashboard.

    2,394 votes
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    73 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We don’t have any major updates to share at this time – Export to excel is still our first step towards delivering better reporting capabilities in Planner. You can find updates and discussion on this suggestion here:
    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/11116770-import-export-from-to-excel-project-etc

    Thank you for your patience and feedback! If you have any other suggestions on how you’d like to utilize reporting functionality in Planner, please comment below!

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

  9. Mobile app for iOS and Android

    Native mobile apps for each platform.

    2,316 votes
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    174 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Thanks for all your feedback and for using Planner. We’re happy to announce that new Planner mobile apps are now available for Android phones and iPhone. This is just the start and we look forward to adding many additional features to these apps in the coming months. Please let us know what you’d like us to add by continuing to suggest and vote for features.

    Here’s a blog post with some more information:
    https://blogs.office.com/2017/05/31/announcing-the-microsoft-planner-mobile-app-for-iphone-and-android/

    Android App:
    http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.planner

    iPhone App:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-planner/id1219301037?mt=8

    We’re still have a Windows Universal App in the plans and you can vote for it here: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/19461631-windows-universal-app

  10. Allow Planner plans to be created in a Private Teams Channel

    When we create a Private Channel in Teams, creating a Planner is not an option in the channel tab. This would be helpful: to allow this subgroup of people to work together on a confidential activity within a team.

    2,129 votes
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  11. Create task by sending an email to the Plan

    Currently, when a task is created in a "Plan" there is an associated group and group email address for that "Plan". If a user was to comment on a task, an email is sent to the group. Likewise if the recipient of that email replies to it, the comment appears in the task. Would it be possible to Send a new email to the "Plan" email address to create a task with the subject line of that email being the task name and the email's content being the description?

    2,081 votes
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    218 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re in the process of finalizing designs for 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. The email subject and body will autofill as the task title and description, respectively, and users will have the ability to set plan, bucket and assignees . We appreciate your feedback and patience and look forward to this first step in what we hope to be a greater integration with Outlook!

  12. 2,059 votes
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    Hello All! The priority feature is complete! Priority is rolled out to production across the Web and Teams. It’s also available in the mobile app an in the beta endpoint for the MS graph API. We’ve also updated the charts view to include a priority chart .

    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.

    for more info on the priority field, check out:
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/planner-blog/task-priorities-in-planner-getting-clear-visibility-into-what/ba-p/927542
    and https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/planner-blog/priority-chart-new-insights-into-your-planner-boards/ba-p/1132349

  13. Permissions levels that block users to delete or conclude tasks

    Any user can conclude, delete, alter due date and do other modifications on any task. Only the task's owner and the group owner should be able to do that.

    1,944 votes
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  14. Hide (Archive) completed Buckets

    When completing Buckets it would be nice to be able to hide them so they don't take up space, but you still keep them in the statistics.

    1,902 votes
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  15. 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

    1,846 votes
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  16. Desktop Application

    Planner is a great application, but it definitely needs a desktop option, similar to Teams, for those of us at work. I love having Planner on my phone, but I would like to optimize planner via my desktop on M-F.

    1,754 votes
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  17. Time tracking for cards

    Track the time spent on each card by each member that worked on it would be very useful, further with reports to easily consume this information.

    Besides, if tasks were imported from Project (where work hours should be set by task)... time input could help to calculate the completion status.

    1,744 votes
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  18. Add new progress descriptions

    The progress descriptions are too simple. You should be able to create new ones, like planning, design, testing etc.

    1,677 votes
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  19. Date format

    The date format is fixed to mm/dd/yyyy, could this please be selectable based on your region - for example we use dd/mm/yyyy

    Thanks

    1,640 votes
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    329 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As an update, since we’ve still been seeing issues around date formatting, so we’re pursuing another fix that should help: If you’re using Planner within Teams, we will default to using the same language/local as Teams.

    If you’re seeing this issue persist outside of Teams and your language/locale is set properly for your Office account, please let us know in the comments below!

    Thanks,
    The Planner Team

  20. 1,618 votes
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    269 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Copy plan is now available in Planner’s Web App! The Planner team is excited to release this functionality and would love to hear how we can improve upon this moving forward. Please comment below to let us know what you think!

    More about Copy plan here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Planner-Blog/Planner-s-new-copy-plan-feature-helps-streamline-work-management/ba-p/364048#.XIYZg2dGIfQ.twitter

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

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