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  1. Status reports reports

    - print report
    - download reports (status, dashboard, task)
    - export tu excel

    256 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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?

      245 votes
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        28 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide a way to copy an existing plan

        We often have projects that follow the same structure. It would be useful to be able to copy existing plans (including their tasks) so that we could re-use the same list of tasks for a different project.

        242 votes
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          10 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Dashboard showing tasks in timeline/calendar view (like a gantt chart).

          I would like to see a dashboard showing tasks in chronological order that populates as I add tasks. I would like to see this in a calendar/timeline view.

          I would also like to be able to sort tasks within a bucket by chronological or reverse chronological order.

          226 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Integrate these tasks w/ Outlook tasks

            I now have two task lists in the MS Office suite. Any chance I can add tasks to planner and have them show up in my Outkook task list?

            224 votes
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              11 comments  ·  iOS App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Don't automatically create a Group with a Plan

              I want to be able to create Plans that correspond to existing SharePoint Team sites.

              Therefore I do not want to create another similar named Group at the same time, this is just confusing for users, (and also I don't want them saving documents in this new Group instead of the Team Site.)

              220 votes
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                11 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Assign checklist item to specific individuals

                This would be great to have when it's a bigger task that has several folks working on specific elements of it.

                219 votes
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                  26 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Putting tasks on HOLD

                  Add the ability to be able to put the status of a task on hold, and be able to show this is the status charts - that is a much needed feature. Great work by the way, Planner is awesome!

                  211 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • More Labels

                    Add the option to make more than the default number of labels

                    211 votes
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                      17 comments  ·  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.

                      210 votes
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                        4 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Multiple Boards Per Plan

                        It'd be really nice to be able to add and manage multiple boards for a given plan. I'm thinking different boards for different work streams, backlog boards, building out boards for different sprints, etc.

                        I think this fits better into the 1-to-1 Group-to-Plan setup that you've already built than the multiple plans per group request, though that would be a work around for this kind of thing if you can move tasks between plans.

                        208 votes
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                          9 comments  ·  Boards  ·  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.

                          204 votes
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                            12 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Offline App

                            Having an offline app will help with keeping the plans up to date when you are not online. For example: preparing and updating plans on a plain

                            195 votes
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                              14 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              193 votes
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                                18 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • User-Defined Status/Stages

                                Presently, to define status of a task, there are only three options available with the user, namely, Not Started, In Progress, Complete.

                                Provision to user's to create more status-tags will help track the status.

                                193 votes
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                                  28 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Planner Hub icon to the Outlook Group menu

                                  Most of the Office Planner features are available via the Group tab in Outlook with one major exception - an option to access the Planner Hub. To view this you have to use the O365 Planner app or go to tasks.office.com. Having it available directly from within Outlook would be a great enhancement!

                                  192 votes
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                                  • allow @mentions in post from within the planner app

                                    when writing posts on tasks in planner app, @mentions are not allowed like in Groups conversations, same should be allowed

                                    185 votes
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                                      23 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add "Search" Task in order to find a task quickly

                                      The Browser Version has it workaround through the browser search. In the iOS App, there is no chance to find a plan quickly if you have 180 plans like me ;-)

                                      181 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  iOS App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thanks for the feedback! Near the top of the Planner Hub page in our iOS app, you’ll find the ability to search your plans by title. We’re also considering adding the ability to filter tasks on a plan board in our mobile apps, including filtering by keyword. Let us know what you think, we always appreciate it!

                                        -The Planner Team

                                      • 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.

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

                                          181 votes
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