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  1. Add or Integrate Planner Tasks with a Calendar

    Calendar integration. Add tasks and their status on a calendar.

    5,718 votes
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      303 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hello!

      Thank you your feedback and patience. We’re in the testing phases of development for both an iCalendar feed from Planner and a schedule view of your tasks. We will be pushing both to production soon and will update this thread as soon as we do!

      -The Planner Team

    • Integration with outlook tasks

      New tasks created in Planner should also be seen in outlook

      4,521 votes
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        349 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        As an update, we’re continuing to explore how Planner and Outlook tasks can live in the same ecosystem. We will provide another update as soon as we have a set plan to share!

        Thanks!

        -The Planner Team

      • Due date notification

        If a task is late (the due date has passed), please make sure to send a notification to both the owner and anyone related to the task (coworkers, team leader,...).

        3,505 votes
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          89 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Thank you for your patience. We are finishing up the development of due date notifications and are looking forward to pushing this out! Once complete, this will gradually become available to all users; we will update this thread again once it’s fully available to all Planner users.

          Thanks!

          -The Planner Team

        • Provide the ability to create Plan templates with existing tasks that can then be used to create a new plan

          Rather than having to create every plan from scratch it would be good if the system allowed for the creation of Templates with pre-existing tasks (like in Word/Excel). This would allow a new plan and its tasks to be created from a template saving a lot of time.

          3,263 votes
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            320 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thank you so much for your examples and ideas!

            To give an update, we’ve completed our first step of this deliverable, which is the ability to copy a task within a board. We have now planned and scheduled work to deliver copy plan functionality! We have a few more work items to complete before the end of this year, but hope to begin work on copy plan soon after. Your feedback has been very helpful in understanding how we can best deliver this feature.

            As we work on copy plan, we will be exploring how a template experience can further help Planner users get things done. What are the ways in which you would like to use a template in Planner?

            -The Planner Team

          • Allow Tasks to be moved between Plans/Boards.

            Currently you can only move Tasks to different Buckets within a Plan/Board. It would be very useful to be able to also copy or move them to different Plans/Boards that you are a member of.

            2,988 votes
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              320 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thank you for the feedback! We have added this feature to our roadmap and are currently figuring out how to create the best experience around this. As we work on this, we’d love to hear more about your specific scenarios for moving tasks between plans, and what information from a task you would like to move over.

              As a first step, we started developing the ability to copy a task within a plan. This thread can provide an update on that feature: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/14914122-copy-a-task

              We have also noted that some comments are interested in the same functionality for moving buckets between plans – we will keep this in mind and address this after we complete copying a task between plans.

              Thanks!

            • Gantt chart view

              I want to be able to make tasks dependent on other tasks, and see them in a Gantt chart view, similar to TeamGantt.com.

              2,869 votes
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                99 comments  ·  Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Email Notifications and Alert Options

                OK, so working out loud is good.... to a limit. Please enable settings that reduce the very high spam content currently coming from planner. Not everyone in the group wants to know ever movement on every task. Enable users to subscribe to various types of events on tasks. Hopefully at some time there will be some consistent settings like priority etc, that can be used as user selectable alert filtering.

                2,715 votes
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                  250 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi everyone,

                  Thanks for all the feedback! Based off all the comments, we’re focusing on email notifications for the following scenarios:

                  1. When a task is assigned to you
                  2. Changes on a task assigned to you
                  3. Comments on a task assigned to you
                  4. When you are @ mentioned in a task comment

                  Our team is currently working on email notifications when a task is assigned to you, and have started planning for the other scenarios. We’re also considering notifications for when you choose to follow a task.

                  We will continue to monitor the comments here and provide ongoing updates. We appreciate your feedback, so please continue to let us know how you’ll use notifications and if we’re missing anything!

                • Export to Excel

                  Ability to export Plan data to Excel

                  2,659 votes
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                    213 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thank you for the feedback! We love that our customers are interested in utilizing Planner in this way.

                    As a first step, we have added exporting to Excel to our roadmap and have changed the title of this thread to focus the conversation on this feature. Our team would love to hear more about the specific scenarios you would like to use this for so that we can build the best possible experience around this!

                    Thanks!

                  • Subtasks

                    It would be good if we are able to create a subtask to an existing task.

                    2,612 votes
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                      70 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Easily add Planner Tasks from within Outlook client and Office 365

                      Emails consume too much time and energy. As an email user I want to only view an email once and should be able to reply/forward to a person or Outlook Group/SharePoint Site, schedule a Planner task, and/or archive the email for future reference.

                      2,455 votes
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                        63 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 2,380 votes
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                          134 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thank you for your feedback!

                          We have started development on a Filter feature that includes the ability to filter tasks within a board using keywords. This would allow users to quickly find tasks they are looking for based on a search term.

                          Beyond finding a task within a board, we have noticed a lot of comments mentioned searching for items across plans in the Planner hub. We have taken note of this and would love to hear more about the specific scenarios you could use this functionality for so that we can create a great experience around this.

                          Thanks!

                        • Instead of 1 to 1, allow Groups to have many Plans

                          Right now, groups have a 1 to 1 relationship (1 Group = 1 Plan), would be nice for a single group to have multiple plans

                          2,089 votes
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                            68 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow external users to view/edit tasks.

                            We have sub consultants that we collaborate with on a daily basis. It would be nice to have different levels of permissions to view tasks, edit tasks, and / or create tasks.

                            2,077 votes
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                              126 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Task Templates

                              Allow the creation of "Task Templates", which have a default set of properties (due one week from today, checklist items, assignment, etc.)

                              2,059 votes
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                                124 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thank you for your feedback! We’ve delivered our first step, which is the ability to copy a task within a board.

                                We are now exploring options for different template experiences. Here’s the thread to follow along with our conversation on Plan templates: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/11332998-provide-the-ability-to-create-plan-templates-with

                                Regarding templates for individual tasks, we would love to hear more about specific scenarios you would use this. Any examples or ideas are appreciated!

                                - The Planner Team

                              • Timeline view to show schedule

                                A simple timeline view like SharePoint tasks to facilitate viewing the schedule

                                1,890 votes
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                                  52 comments  ·  Charts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 1,638 votes
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                                    207 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thank you for the feedback!

                                    We are still thinking about how we can best build this feature and are considering adding the ability to “Group by due date” within the Board and My Tasks view. What do you all think about this direction? We would love to hear more about specific scenarios you would be able to accomplish with this, or what would be most helpful to you and your team.

                                    Thank you!

                                  • Schedule reoccurring tasks.

                                    Add the ability to schedule tasks every day, every Wednesday, every last Friday of the month etc...

                                    1,453 votes
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                                      376 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • View All Tasks Assigned To a Single Person

                                      Currently tasks can be viewed by Assigned To only within a particular Project. It would be helpful to search globally in Planner by Assigned To rather than having to review assignments Plan by Plan. This change would make evaluation of workloads much easier.

                                      1,429 votes
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                                        94 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Link Planner with Office 365 Tasks

                                        It would be great to have the option to make tasks created in Office 365 Tasks available in Planner

                                        1,290 votes
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                                          38 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • I want a "Convert to Task Planner" button for emails

                                          Most of our tasks come in via email, a simple button to convert it to a planner task would be imperative, otherwise it renders the planner a little bit pointless for us.

                                          1,236 votes
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                                            35 comments  ·  APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thank you for your feedback! We are still considering our options for this feature.

                                            In the meantime, Flow can be used to automatically create tasks in Planner from your email. Here is the link to the Flow template: https://preview.flow.microsoft.com/en-us/galleries/public/templates/67477f30373611e7870df906aa521b7a/create-planner-tasks-for-flagged-emails-in-office-365/

                                            We are continuing conversations with our friends on the Flow team to explore other Planner integrations, and would love to hear more about how you would like to use emails with Planner!

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