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    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!

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    Phil S commented  · 

    Outlook add-in is not a solution to this issue. It's nice, but it's not even closely related.Try to find a cometing product that doesn't allow emails to create a task in their platform. There's a reason you won't find anything you'd want to use. It's what is needed and what users want. It's as simple as the title of the thread. Anything else, including Flow, is not a solution.If anyone reading this is confused by such a basic need, I hope you're not in a decision-making role on the Planner Product Team. We want to use Planner. Add the basic stuff. Please! Example: Our enterprise scheduling software detects an issue. It sends an email to a specific user account with the error message. That email needs to be able to create a task in planner so it can be checked by operational staff.

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    Phil S commented  · 

    Stef's comment and link are spot on. Conditional tasks are NOT coming. See post on 11/10/17 for link to Ignite statement.

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    Hi everyone,

    We recently announced and rolled out the new Microsoft Project, which was designed specifically to help teams of all sizes collaborate on projects more efficiently and achieve more together. It was designed to be simple and powerful, so that anyone can get started quickly and take control of any project – regardless of its size – right away.

    The new Microsoft Project has been redesigned. You can see your tasks on a Gantt chart (“Timeline”) view, a Board view (similar to Planner’s), and a Grid view, both requested from many of our Planner users. I encourage you to look at the links below and the attached GIF for a sneak peak.

    With this, we also rolled out a new subscription plan called “Project Plan 1” that allows you to start quickly and manage projects easily via the web browser.

    Link to Blog: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2019/10/29/new-microsoft-project-rolls-out-worldwide/

    Learn more: https://products.office.com/en-us/project/simple-project-management

    Thanks everyone…

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    Phil S commented  · 

    Planner is DOA. Gantt isn't coming to Planner based on the update from Ignite I found in a blog (link below)

    This is so unfortunate as Project is expensive and overkill for most uses. I'd gladly pay for a 'pro' license for our E3 users to get Gantt (which by definition requires dependencies).

    http://www.jijitechnologies.com/blogs/microsoft-planner-new-feature-announcements-ignite

    Below listed are some of the interesting Q&A discussed during Ignite 2017.
    Q: Is it possible to create task dependencies from Planner?
    A: No. Microsoft does not have near team plans for this feature. It is recommend to use Microsoft Project for such features.

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