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  1. 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.

    370 votes
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    59 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Status reports reports


    • print report

    • download reports (status, dashboard, task)

    • export tu excel

    361 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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.

    358 votes
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    68 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Copy Plan to Existing Group

    The ability to copy a Plan was recently released (see link below) but this only provides the ability to copy a plan to a new O365 Group. It does not provide the ability to copy a plan to an existing O365 Group. Most people do not want to create a new O365 Group for every Plan they have (Group sprawl). Please offer an option when copying a Plan to either target an existing Group or a new Group based on your preference.

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/copy-a-plan-50401e13-a25f-40df-93c6-b608cc28c3d4?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

    350 votes
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  5. 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!

    349 votes
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  6. Add pictures

    Add descriptive pictures

    345 votes
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  7. 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

    341 votes
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  8. 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

    335 votes
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  9. 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

    331 votes
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  10. 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

    326 votes
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  11. 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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    8 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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.

    314 votes
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    27 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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.


    310 votes
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    50 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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

    309 votes
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  15. Task Notifications and @mention in Planner


    1. Notifications to the task creator on any changes to a task's status in planner

    2. Email notifications should include the plan/board that that the task is associated to or a part of

    3. User should be able to @mention other users within a task

    4. User should be able to create private channels within a team

    305 votes
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  16. Start day on Monday

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

    304 votes
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  17. Integration into Office Groups App

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

    299 votes
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  18. Show completed tasks in Schedule (calendar) view

    It would be helpful to have an option to show completed tasks on the calendar view to be able to look back and see all the items in process/scheduled/completed at a certain time. See what resource capacity is/was.

    286 votes
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    67 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. More Labels

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

    283 votes
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  20. 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.

    280 votes
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