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  1. 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.

    2,751 votes
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  2. Plans deletion/archive

    As I saw that when you delete a Plan all conversations, Groups etc are deleted could be useful to have another Status for that Plans, maybe an "Archived" status, maybe visible in another dashboard or something similar.

    2,397 votes
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    304 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’d love to hear more about the following:
    1. When would you delete or archive a plan?
    2. How long would you like it to be accessible?

    Feel free to include any specific scenarios where archiving a plan would be useful.

    We appreciate your feedback and look forward to reading through your comments!

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

  3. Printing Capability

    Printing Capability - company and individual. Ideally would have the ability to print out the entire planner board so that everyone at the company can see the entire project list and have a transparent way for everyone to track performance. Similarly would be ideal to allow individual users print out their tasks.

    2,367 votes
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    268 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Function to add more Labels

    Sometimes the Labels are not enough, for example if you use it to tag different departments or functions

    2,324 votes
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    517 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for sharing your feedback!

    We would like to learn more about how you utilize labels, specifically:

    1) How do you use labels to organize your work?
    2) How many labels do you need?
    3) Would you like an ability to customize colors? If so, how would you use it?
    4) How would you like labels to appear on task cards?
    5) Is there anything else would you like to add in regards to labels?

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

  5. Mobile app for iOS and Android

    Native mobile apps for each platform.

    2,303 votes
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    172 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    Thanks for all your feedback and for using Planner. We’re happy to announce that new Planner mobile apps are now available for Android phones and iPhone. This is just the start and we look forward to adding many additional features to these apps in the coming months. Please let us know what you’d like us to add by continuing to suggest and vote for features.

    Here’s a blog post with some more information:
    https://blogs.office.com/2017/05/31/announcing-the-microsoft-planner-mobile-app-for-iphone-and-android/

    Android App:
    http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.planner

    iPhone App:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-planner/id1219301037?mt=8

    We’re still have a Windows Universal App in the plans and you can vote for it here: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/19461631-windows-universal-app

  6. Reporting with Planner

    Planner should provide a quick and easy way to report regularly. For example, a view of what was accomplished during a specific week would be helpful, so a date filter and a status filter may be needed. Additionally, a static snapshot would be helpful, for reporting to executives that require information push, so a way to group projects in addition to 'favorites' is needed, as well as a way to email a snapshot of the group dashboard.

    2,164 votes
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    70 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We don’t have any major updates to share at this time – Export to excel is still our first step towards delivering better reporting capabilities in Planner. You can find updates and discussion on this suggestion here:
    https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/11116770-import-export-from-to-excel-project-etc

    Thank you for your patience and feedback! If you have any other suggestions on how you’d like to utilize reporting functionality in Planner, please comment below!

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

  7. Add Recycle for deleted tasks in Plan

    Currently there is no possibility to restore deleted tasks and no option to restrict deletion. Assigned person can delete task and say after that haven't seen it.
    In other case, deletion can be done by reason. Nevertheless, ability to restore is important.
    Both situations can be handled by old good Recycle for deleted tasks, placed under Plan options. With ability to restore task with all important info: attaches, comments, check list etc. Restore of bucket and labels is nice to have.
    Thanks, Ivan

    2,146 votes
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  8. 2,060 votes
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    276 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 2,040 votes
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    135 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello All! The priority feature is complete! Priority is rolled out to production across the Web and Teams. It’s also available in the mobile app an in the beta endpoint for the MS graph API. We’ve also updated the charts view to include a priority chart .

    Please give it a try and let us know what you think! If there’s something you’d like us to improve upon, please find and vote on that suggestion or create a new one so we can prioritize accordingly.

    for more info on the priority field, check out:
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/planner-blog/task-priorities-in-planner-getting-clear-visibility-into-what/ba-p/927542
    and https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/planner-blog/priority-chart-new-insights-into-your-planner-boards/ba-p/1132349

  10. Add functionality to create dependencies

    Add functionality to link tasks with dependencies. One the upper level task is complete the tasks that are dependent on it would become active and notify those task owners.

    1,859 votes
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  11. Create task by sending an email to the Plan

    Currently, when a task is created in a "Plan" there is an associated group and group email address for that "Plan". If a user was to comment on a task, an email is sent to the group. Likewise if the recipient of that email replies to it, the comment appears in the task. Would it be possible to Send a new email to the "Plan" email address to create a task with the subject line of that email being the task name and the email's content being the description?

    1,805 votes
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    184 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re in the process of finalizing designs for a Planner add-in for Outlook. From the add-in, users will be able to create tasks for Planner without having to leave their inbox. The email subject and body will autofill as the task title and description, respectively, and users will have the ability to set plan, bucket and assignees . We appreciate your feedback and patience and look forward to this first step in what we hope to be a greater integration with Outlook!

  12. Add OneNote Tasks to Planner

    If an item is tagged as a Task in the OneNote Notebook associated with the Group/Plan, automatically add that to the task Plan task list

    1,615 votes
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  13. 1,589 votes
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    232 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Copy plan is now available in Planner’s Web App! The Planner team is excited to release this functionality and would love to hear how we can improve upon this moving forward. Please comment below to let us know what you think!

    More about Copy plan here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Planner-Blog/Planner-s-new-copy-plan-feature-helps-streamline-work-management/ba-p/364048#.XIYZg2dGIfQ.twitter

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

  14. Time tracking for cards

    Track the time spent on each card by each member that worked on it would be very useful, further with reports to easily consume this information.

    Besides, if tasks were imported from Project (where work hours should be set by task)... time input could help to calculate the completion status.

    1,557 votes
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  15. Hide (Archive) completed Buckets

    When completing Buckets it would be nice to be able to hide them so they don't take up space, but you still keep them in the statistics.

    1,530 votes
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  16. import tasks from excel

    Generate Reports

    1,492 votes
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  17. Permissions levels that block users to delete or conclude tasks

    Any user can conclude, delete, alter due date and do other modifications on any task. Only the task's owner and the group owner should be able to do that.

    1,490 votes
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  18. Date format

    The date format is fixed to mm/dd/yyyy, could this please be selectable based on your region - for example we use dd/mm/yyyy

    Thanks

    1,467 votes
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    300 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As an update, since we’ve still been seeing issues around date formatting, so we’re pursuing another fix that should help: If you’re using Planner within Teams, we will default to using the same language/local as Teams.

    If you’re seeing this issue persist outside of Teams and your language/locale is set properly for your Office account, please let us know in the comments below!

    Thanks,
    The Planner Team

  19. Add Tasks to Outlook Calendar Automatically

    Add ability to view tasks that have assigned due dates in Outlook calendar

    1,425 votes
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    65 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Beyond the iCalendar feed, we will continue to explore our options for adding tasks to Outlook Calendar automatically. We would love to hear more of your thoughts on the following:
    -What information from tasks would you like to carry over to Outlook Calendar?
    -How many different plans would you like to view on your Outlook Calendar?
    -Any specific scenarios or examples of how this would fit into your workflow

    Cheers,
    The Planner Team

  20. Copy a task

    Need the ability to copy a task, including the checklists and other items within the task. This would allow one to set up a template task, then create many tasks using that template task. This is a different request than the many copy suggestions that have been made already.

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