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  1. Configurable email reminders

    It would be great to have a way to configure reminders across individual tasks or an entire plan. Particularly, I'd like to see:

    - Reminders X days/hours/minutes before a task is due
    - Repetitive reminders for tasks that are overdue (e.g. a reminder email each day once a task is overdue)
    - Perhaps a summary of tasks that are assigned to you, due soon, overdue, etc that could be emailed periodically

    338 votes
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  2. 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!

    332 votes
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  3. Remember my 'group by' preference

    On 'my tasks' or on a board, if I switch the 'group by' option, remember my preference for next time for that particular board.

    330 votes
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    65 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Allow Complete Task per assigned person

    Whilst the new feature of assigning tasks to more than one person is excellent there still needs to be a way for each person assigned the task to assign the status as it relates to them. Otherwise, a task with multiple parts or people assigned to it cannot indicate their part in the completion.

    329 votes
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  5. 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

    321 votes
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  6. I need to be able to prioritise tasks so that I can focus on the most important and then being able to see those high priority tasks easily

    I may have several tasks across many buckets that are due around the same time. It would be good to be able to highlight high priority tasks and then have a view of those tasks so that I am sure I am working on the most important

    317 votes
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  7. read only

    It would be useful, eg for Management Reporting to be able to provide someone with Read Only access across all Plan's you are in/own

    314 votes
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  8. 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.

    311 votes
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  9. Add pictures

    Add descriptive pictures

    308 votes
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  10. Integration into Office Groups App

    The Office Groups app is already quite nice but the planner view is not included yet.

    298 votes
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  11. View completed tasks in Bucket chart

    We want to be able to see Completed tasks in the 'Bucket' chart. It makes no sense to hide them!

    Also, could the completed tasks not be crossed out, so they're easier to read once completed.

    Thanks

    295 votes
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  12. Allow multiple checklists/due dates per checklist items on a card.

    The ability to add multiple checklist to a Planner Card significantly increases the flexibility of use cases for Planner Cards. Additionally, adding the ability to add due dates to each item on a checklist enhances the ability to manage the activity documented in the Card.

    285 votes
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  13. Start day on Monday

    Start day on Monday. I cannot see where to change this option

    283 votes
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  14. More Labels

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

    279 votes
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  15. 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.

    276 votes
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  16. 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.

    273 votes
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  17. Email notifications for Guest users

    Guest users should be notified by e-mail for any new assignments, due dates and late tasks. At the moment, only Members and Owners receive reminders for assigned tasks.

    1. When a task is assigned to a guest, they should receive an e-mail with the information sent to their e-mail address outside of the Office 365 tenant.

    2. Reminders sent to the guest's e-mail address

    3. Updates to the task sent to the guest's e-mail address.

    272 votes
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  18. 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

    270 votes
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  19. 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.

    267 votes
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  20. Add/Remove Labels, Sort Labels, More Label Colors

    To summarize these requests, we’d like the following:

    1) The ability to add and remove labels.
    2) When the “Group by Labels” option is selected, the ability to change the order of the columns (e.g., “Move right” and “Move left” similar to the “Group by Bucket” column)
    3) In the Task view, the ability to change the order of the label tabs.
    4) The ability to change the color of the labels and add more colors.

    Here's a list of many feedback entries requesting these ideas:

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/31403095-add-more-label-colors

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/17918341-make-the-label-colors-changeable-also-allow-for-m

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/31626616-recolour-and-reorder-labels

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/17967055-more-labels

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/19589152-allow-for-unlimited-labels-in-tasks

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/31623910-change-plan-and-labels-colour

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/36353911-add-more-labels

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/35068120-new-labels

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/20144404-more-labels-more-colors

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/35542840-give-permission-with-more-labels-and-color

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/32954773-can-we-please-please-have-more-labels-available

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/35248801-is-it-possible-to-have-more-than-6-labels-or-user

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/34999261-label

    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/34999273-label

    264 votes
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