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  1. 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

    586 votes
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  2. 548 votes
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    39 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for everyone’s patience on this item. We’ve completed our first item in this space. We now set Task Activity Email Notifications (Assign and Complete) to Off By Default. Plan/Group owners can turn this setting on/off in the “Edit Plan” dialog.

    We still have additional work planned in this area such as providing more granular controls to which activities will trigger notifications and more control over cases where you’ve been assigned tasks.

    Thanks again for the feedback!

  3. 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.

    537 votes
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  4. Personal Tasks

    It will be great to assign personal tasks without any need to create groups in order to track personal workloads.

    505 votes
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  5. iOS Push Notifications

    Add notifications when changes are made, comments added, Status change, etc

    501 votes
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    24 comments  ·  iOS App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello!

    Thanks for all the feedback! We’ve just launched push notifications in our latest app update. Users should now see a push notification when a task is assigned to them. You can learn more about this feature here: https://support.office.com/article/get-notifications-about-your-tasks-and-plans-cce223d6-b0ae-43cf-a080-266e2414a859

    We’re looking to add more notification types in future updates, so let us know in the comments if there are specific types of notifications you’d like to see!

    Cheers,

    The Planner Team

  6. 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.

    489 votes
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  7. Option To Close / Complete Plan

    Perhaps I am missing it but I can't find a way to close a plan when its complete. The hub view always shows all plans and is quite cluttered already.

    468 votes
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  8. Add people to plan as View Only

    We would like to have people be able to view a plan and subscribe to email updates, but be unable to edit the plan. This way we can restrict access to a plan's visibility while still allowing interested parties to view progress, etc.

    454 votes
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  9. More labels

    Please can we create more labels we have large teams now using Planner and they need more labels to distinguish projects

    447 votes
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  10. 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

    435 votes
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  11. 427 votes
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  12. Integration with Sharepoint Sites

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

    427 votes
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  13. I really loved it. But I am wondering if there can be multiple task owners for one task.

    I created a task, which has two owners in actual. For example, there is a presentation being conducted by two members, I should be able to make two owners instead of one.

    417 votes
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  14. Add a field to set number of hours to complete the task. Urgent, please! : )

    Add a field to set number of hours to complete the task.

    410 votes
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  15. Sort Plans in Planner hub

    Groups are automatically sorted when browsing Groups. Add drag/drop or alphabetical sort to Planner Hub, or at least default sort them alphabetically.

    396 votes
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    86 comments  ·  Hub  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Restrict who can delete tasks/buckets

    Dear Microsoft folks,

    I would like to recommend

    (1) restricting who has the ability to delete tasks (or perhaps allowing/approving individuals to delete tasks)

    (2) add an additional prompt to confirm if the user would like for a task to be deleted

    (3) give the option to recover a deleted item after X number of days

    (4) provide a notification to the "creator" of the deleted task that it has indeed been deleted

    (5) add the ability to print these records (or export to Excel to where it could be modified and then printed out)

    We would like to use…

    380 votes
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  17. import plans from excel

    Need to be able to import plans from another source - like excel, smartsheet, project, csv, etc.

    378 votes
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  18. Ability to change background color

    I'd like to be able to change the background color - easier to identify what board I'm in + cards would stand out more. Depending on display we use, there is not enough contrast between cards and background, making it hard to see.

    378 votes
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  19. 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.

    378 votes
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  20. Add options on how tasks are color coded and shown in Calendar/Schedule View.

    Thanks for releasing the calendar/schedule view! Currently the schedule view is coded only based on task progress (pink: late, white: not started yet). It is kinda monotone, and hard to see when we have a lot of tasks. So, I think it would be nice if we can choose how the tasks are presented in calendar view, e.g. based on label color, bucket color, or progress.

    377 votes
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