The ability to copy a plan is now available in Planner’s web app! Moving forward, we’ll be working on adding this to Teams and allowing plans to be copied to an existing group.
Please let us know what you think and how we can improve upon this!
The Planner Team
Hey, great step! I just finished making a complicated and painful Flow to copy a plan, and it's super buggy. This will help a lot IF and when we can make the plan in the same group and/or do it from teams. For now, I can't use it because new group creation is turned off for our org.
Two options that would be SUPER useful for us would be an option to copy assignments (this would only make sense if creating the plan in the same group), and to copy the dates with an offset. We produce a magazine 4 times per year and if we could copy assignments and have it pre-fill the due dates with the previous due date plus 91 days, that would save a ton of work when setting up the 100+ tasks that are needed. We'd still need to tweak the dates a little, but it would be a huge boost and let us get working on the project sooner, while spending less time fiddling around with planner.
This is very important to us. The ability to incorporate due dates is a big thing, too. Start with the first (or last) due date, have the user fill in the new due date, then populate all the new due dates based on that (this task is due 40 days before the final task, this one is due 27 days before, etc...)
As an update, we’ve paused work on this item to pursue wrapping up work on a few other high priority asks.
We appreciate your patience and feedback on this, and hope to resume work on this soon. Please keep voting and letting us know that you’d like to see in a Planner UWP app!
The Planner Team
This is one of about a hundred (Ok, only 26) requests for the same feature. Could we group them all together to give a better idea of how many votes this feature really has? I count a total of 390 votes for this. Some of the topics are asking to switch the default to what they use most, but they'd probably agree that the ability to set the default, or for Planner to remember their view from last time would work just as well.
Here are all the links with their current vote totals:
153 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/13504557-set-default-views
69 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/20366893-group-by-view-default-views
23 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/20308723-is-there-a-way-to-have-group-by-progress-be-a-de
15 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/20477494-allow-group-by-in-progress-to-be-default
14 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/31926379-set-default-view-in-plans
13 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/33777052-allow-user-to-specify-default-grouping-by-bucket
11 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/33206983-set-default-view-for-my-tasks-in-planner-and-teams
11 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/15906010-set-default-task-sort-to-most-recent-deadline
10 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/15905989-set-default-for-my-tasks
9 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/33685807-set-edit-default-views-for-plans
8 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/33323254-group-by-default-initial-view-configurable
8 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/31433872-default-sort-by-assigned-to
7 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/20456695-allow-users-to-select-a-default-view-for-plans
7 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/33243361-group-by-could-be-set-as-default
6 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/33909541-allow-to-designate-default-listing-for-my-tasks-c
6 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/33300298--group-by-assigned-to-default-option
4 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/34407595-ability-to-set-default-my-tasks-to-sort-by-due-dat
3 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/33454048-add-ability-to-choose-landing-page-or-default-filt
3 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/34873351-be-able-to-change-the-default-view-want-to-see-my
2 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/33372085-my-tasks-view-should-allow-the-default-views-to-be
2 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/34127404-can-you-group-by-due-date-as-your-default-option
2 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/32167120-give-user-the-ability-to-choose-the-default-view-f
1 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/32830753-end-user-chooses-default-boards-view
1 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/33570952-please-allow-me-to-set-as-default-the-ability-to-v
1 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/33484132-keep-sorting-selection-when-looking-at-my-tasks
1 - https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/31957033-add-the-option-to-select-a-default-task-view-e-g
Whichever one is the default, it should remember which "Group By" setting I used last. It's annoying having to switch it every time I use it.