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  1. User-Defined Status/Stages

    Presently, to define status of a task, there are only three options available with the user, namely, Not Started, In Progress, Complete.

    Provision to user's to create more status-tags will help track the status.

    640 votes
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    95 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Allow Planner plans to be created in a Private Teams Channel

    When we create a Private Channel in Teams, creating a Planner is not an option in the channel tab. This would be helpful: to allow this subgroup of people to work together on a confidential activity within a team.

    632 votes
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    51 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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

    623 votes
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  4. One global Calendar for all "Tasks" from all "Plans"

    Getting all scheduled tasks/dates to show up on one global calendar feed is essential. Right now Planner creates a separate "Calendar" (which does not display any of the created tasks - its just an empty calendar - must be a glitch) there is a limitation to overlay 10 calendars total to your main calendar. Ideal approach would be to have a "Tasks" calendar that would feed all "Plans" from all "tasks" to one calendar with active link to that task in planner abbreviation or listing of "Plan" name. This would allow team leader to print a weekly calendar showing all…

    612 votes
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  5. Assign checklist item to specific individuals

    This would be great to have when it's a bigger task that has several folks working on specific elements of it.

    557 votes
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  6. 551 votes
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    39 comments  ·  Boards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for everyone’s patience on this item. We’ve completed our first item in this space. We now set Task Activity Email Notifications (Assign and Complete) to Off By Default. Plan/Group owners can turn this setting on/off in the “Edit Plan” dialog.

    We still have additional work planned in this area such as providing more granular controls to which activities will trigger notifications and more control over cases where you’ve been assigned tasks.

    Thanks again for the feedback!

  7. More labels

    Please can we create more labels we have large teams now using Planner and they need more labels to distinguish projects

    542 votes
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  8. Personal Tasks

    It will be great to assign personal tasks without any need to create groups in order to track personal workloads.

    521 votes
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  9. iOS Push Notifications

    Add notifications when changes are made, comments added, Status change, etc

    517 votes
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    24 comments  ·  iOS App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello!

    Thanks for all the feedback! We’ve just launched push notifications in our latest app update. Users should now see a push notification when a task is assigned to them. You can learn more about this feature here: https://support.office.com/article/get-notifications-about-your-tasks-and-plans-cce223d6-b0ae-43cf-a080-266e2414a859

    We’re looking to add more notification types in future updates, so let us know in the comments if there are specific types of notifications you’d like to see!

    Cheers,

    The Planner Team

  10. 497 votes
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  11. import plans from excel

    Need to be able to import plans from another source - like excel, smartsheet, project, csv, etc.

    481 votes
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    55 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Option To Close / Complete Plan

    Perhaps I am missing it but I can't find a way to close a plan when its complete. The hub view always shows all plans and is quite cluttered already.

    476 votes
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  13. 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.

    473 votes
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  14. 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.

    469 votes
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  15. Add people to plan as View Only

    We would like to have people be able to view a plan and subscribe to email updates, but be unable to edit the plan. This way we can restrict access to a plan's visibility while still allowing interested parties to view progress, etc.

    465 votes
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  16. 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.

    458 votes
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    70 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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.

    453 votes
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  18. 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…

    451 votes
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  19. connect an existing OneNote instead of starting a new OneNote

    i have a bunch of OneNotes that I want to attach to specific Boards. I don't want a new OneNote

    446 votes
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  20. Add pictures

    Add descriptive pictures

    441 votes
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