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  1. 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.

    1,273 votes
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  2. Integrate Planner Tasks to Sharepoint Tasks

    Integrate Planner Tasks to Sharepoint Tasks

    1,203 votes
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  3. 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...)

    1,160 votes
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  4. Add new progress descriptions

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

    1,159 votes
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  5. Be able to delete and/or edit comments

    It does not appear to be possible to delete comments once posted. It would be useful to be able to delete and/or edit these comments.

    1,075 votes
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  6. 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.

    1,018 votes
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    61 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

  7. Add more label colors

    I can only see 6 label colors and I need 10. Is there a way to create more label colors or some other way to color code categories?

    1,013 votes
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  8. power bi reporting

    Must have reporting via power bI.

    998 votes
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  9. Set default views

    Can we have the ability to setup default views? Would be nice to have the team to access the plan and go to a predefined view that is easier to consume. I have a project with multiple members and its hard to track each ones actions for them when the access the tools and it goes straight to board view. Can we have the ability to have them go to the charts view with predefined filters? That would help make it visual as chart is a dynamic dashboard that makes it easier to track each peoples tasks.

    943 votes
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  10. Ability to filter cards by people, labels and tags

    Ability to filter the cards on a board by people, labels and tags to be able to view e.g. only the cards with a specific label or with a specific hashtag in the title

    889 votes
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    93 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve just released a Filter menu in Planner where you can filter tasks by due date, label, or assignee. You can also enter a keyword to search for a task by it’s title!

    We value your suggestions and comments highly – thank you for contributing to this feature.

    Let us know what you think!
    To send us a message, open the Office Help menu (question mark icon in right corner of Planner or Office 365 menu) and select “Feedback”. Include the word “Planner” and it’ll make it’s way to us.
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    To share your thoughts with the Planner community, include #MicrosoftPlanner in a Tweet.

    Cheers,

    The Planner Team

  11. Permissions Capability

    Would like for Owner's in a Team, Group or Plan to be able to change user's/member's permissions within Planner so they can:
    1) Contribute
    2) Edit
    3) Read-Only
    4) No Access

    788 votes
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  12. Support for Subtasks or Checklists

    I'd like to break up a single tasks into multiple sub items

    787 votes
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  13. Ability to add email as Planner Task

    Many time - new action items come in from clients and consultants as emails. It would be great if from the web app I could convert an email to a planner task - carry the body of the email as a note - and automatiacally add any attachments as documents attached to the task.

    Look at Todoist for inspiration.

    784 votes
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  14. Increase Checklist limit.

    A significant increase in the checklist limit is required (currently only 20)

    782 votes
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  15. Track percent complete for in progress tasks.

    Currently the only status on the task is in progress, not started, completed, or late (if you assign a due date). It would be nice to have a percent complete entry for in progress tasks. I nice slider bar visual would be a good way to set it. This way it also opens it up for integration with other systems (like Project Online) to rollup percent complete of the plan to a high level task in Project Online.

    782 votes
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  16. Create a Plan without creating an Office Group

    I like using the Planner as a personal tool to simply manage my day-to-day tasks - I like the kanban Trello-esque visual way of doing this. I don't, however, need the sharing capabilities and therefore all the associated 365 group stuff created in the background is superflous. It would be good to simply have an "individual" Plan and not have it create a 365 group. It just feels like there will be whole lot of chaos will ensue with people creating all sorts of groups like "My Plan", "Test Plan" etc.

    769 votes
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  17. 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/msofficeother-msowin10/planner-cant-submit-more-tasks-for-a-specific/12fee9a1-9681-4c12-9920-1b9aa43a4ba7

    702 votes
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    102 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This limit has been removed – users can now have thousands of tasks assigned to them.

    We’re continuing work around performance and actively monitoring how many users hit this limit. So far, we only have seen users with unchecked Flows/automated task assignments hitting this limit.

    We are planning on publishing formal documentation around all of our Planner limits once we’ve completed more performance work, but don’t have anything to share at this time.

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

  18. 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.

    680 votes
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  19. 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.

    667 votes
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  20. Attach email to task

    Now you can attach a file from desktop or from OneDrive. I would also like to attach an email to a task.

    666 votes
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