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  1. 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!

    279 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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

    271 votes
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    24 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. iPad specific app

    iPad specific app to make use of the greater screen size.

    264 votes
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    37 comments  ·  iOS App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. More Labels

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

    256 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    255 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. 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.

    254 votes
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    11 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    251 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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.

    247 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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.

    246 votes
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  10. Multiple people assigned to a card

    Need multiple people assigned to a card to show there is collaboration on a project.

    246 votes
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    Completed  ·  9 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.

    243 votes
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  12. 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.)

    241 votes
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    12 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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?

    239 votes
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    10 comments  ·  iOS App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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…

    229 votes
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    18 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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

    228 votes
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    17 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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 ;-)

    225 votes
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    4 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

  17. Add a bucket-level chart

    Add a chart that shows the distribution of tasks across buckets (and their completion status color coded like in others).

    221 votes
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    28 comments  ·  Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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.

    220 votes
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  19. 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

    213 votes
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    31 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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.

    207 votes
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