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  1. 1,336 votes
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      138 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Good news! We’ve started developing a new feature that will allow users to create a new plan as a copy of an existing plan. We are still in the early phases of development so we don’t have an ETA to share at this time, but are equally eager to bring this to life!

      Thank you for your patience and feedback.

      Cheers,
      The Planner Team

    • Add Tasks to Outlook Calendar Automatically

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

      1,201 votes
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        52 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

      • 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?

        1,152 votes
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          103 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!

        • Function to add more Labels

          Sometimes the Labels are not enough, for example if you use it to tag different departments or functions

          1,123 votes
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            270 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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...)

            1,065 votes
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              12 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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

              1,032 votes
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                179 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hello!

                Thank you for your patience and feedback. We’ve found a fix for this issue and are working hard to implement it quickly. We will update this thread once it has been tested and implemented.

                Thank you,

                The Planner Team

              • 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.

                1,024 votes
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                  85 comments  ·  Boards  ·  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

                  978 votes
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                    51 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Mark a task as a prereq or dependency on another task i.e. relationship

                    Would be useful to set a task as requiring another task to complete before it can change state.

                    940 votes
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                      20 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Integrate Planner Tasks to Sharepoint Tasks

                      Integrate Planner Tasks to Sharepoint Tasks

                      921 votes
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                        71 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        825 votes
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                          69 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • import tasks from excel

                          Generate Reports

                          774 votes
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                            85 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 774 votes
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                              97 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              We currently don’t have any updates on this item, but it is planned and moving up on our backlog. Thank you for your feedback and patience!

                              Cheers,
                              The Planner Team

                            • 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.

                              749 votes
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                              • 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.

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

                                  665 votes
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                                    95 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • power bi reporting

                                    Must have reporting via power bI.

                                    644 votes
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                                      46 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Share plans with external people/customers

                                      Please let us share plans with external people. Or at least tell us how to do this! For example, if you work in a project with a customer, they may want insight in your work.

                                      577 votes
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                                        25 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Need to have conditional tasks. ie tasks that are assigned when another task is completed.

                                        Need to have conditional tasks. ie tasks that are assigned when another task is completed.

                                        560 votes
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                                        • Remove 250 task limit per person per plan.

                                          Currently, there is a 250 task limit per person per plan. The error states “You've run out of space! Delete some old tasks and projects to continue creating new ones.” Removing completed tasks defeats the purpose of using Planner as a historical task tracker if resources are limited to 250 tasks.
                                          http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_other-mso_win10/planner-cant-submit-more-tasks-for-a-specific/12fee9a1-9681-4c12-9920-1b9aa43a4ba7

                                          537 votes
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