Need full capabilities of Planner in Teams
Right now you can add a new tab for Planner in Teams. However, you are not afforded all the capabilities of Planner in this tab. Its really "Planner Lite." Here are some items you cannot do with Planner in Teams:
1) If you create a Planner in Teams, it will not be shown in Planner itself!
2) you can go to the group (in web outlook) wich is automatically created for the team and click there on planner and it will take you to the planner for the new group, which then cannot be displayed at teams, but the team was the purpose for the group in the first place?!
3) You cannot import a previous Planner into teams; you must recreate manually
4) Planner tasks do not sync from Planner to Teams
5) You can't get reminders for your Planner tasks in Teams
6) You can't choose different views (charts, etc.) of Planners when in Teams
7) You can't group by Progress of Planner items when in Teams
8) No view of Planner Hub
Please integrate Planner in Teams better and integrate Teams in Planner better!!
The last item in the original list, #5, is covered in https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/17017147-notification-for-planner-tasks. That one (planner task notifications) is currently in internal testing with a target for release in early Q2.
Because there are many different requests in the comments which makes it hard to update and track status of individual items, we are marking this completed, and will user individual UserVoice items to track any further Planner integration. If you have suggestions in the comments below that don’t have an existing UserVoice item, please feel free to create one.
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I manage a group of project managers and they have their own team for their projects and I have a separate team for my direct reports. I would like to have oversight of all their major planner actions. They can copy in to my planner their tasks, but the tasks are not synchronised, so any further changes after coping in them is lost. I would like to see an ability to keep tasks synchronised across teams, please.
Could I add that as part of the Planner "Lite" in teams there is not option to Upload files, the option to upload files is available only in MS- Planner app
Stéphane Rudaz commented
It will be great to add a file from my computer to a task directly in Microsoft Teams desktop and not only for the online Microsoft Teams.
I am missing these features:
Planner view on team level. (and even higher to make overview plans with global deadlines)
conversations and activity in planner (and others) integrated in team/channel
Brennan Steenhoek commented
We would like to see the ability to add files to Planner. You currently can do this through the Planner web page, but in both the web-based version and the desktop version of Teams, you cannot upload specific files to a Planner task, only a link or Sharepoint docuement in the Team folders. Please change this.
As planner tasks are completed it would be nice if the completion showed up in the conversations tab
please address performance before adding more features
Being able to add a task & have i re-occurring every 4 weeks etc.
Be able to see by hour on the weekly task list, then be able to rearrange them.
Amanda Gemar commented
Direct upload of files! Add the option to attach a file like in Planner. right now you can only add a link or SharePoint file which is incredibly annoying!
Clint Broadhead commented
Integrated Pomodoro timer or stopwatch feature. Keeping track of how long I worked on tasks allows me to intelligently estimate timing on future projects. This will also open opportunities for useful widgets within the 'Chart' view of the planner. e.g. Total time on the project, the task that took the longest, Time spent per assigned, etc.
Florian Tobuschat commented
It should also be possible to add a File to a Task, which is only possible in Planner Browser-Version. In Teams you can only add a link and a SharePoint File. Direct upload of files isn't available in the Planner in Teams.
Creating tasks in Planner from a conversation in Teams also gets my vote - this is a super important feature that would make the integration MUCH more useful!
Also, having Planner tasks' descriptions and comments work like Teams conversations, especially in regard to enabling hyperlinks in the text.
Notification in Teams when a task is assigned to you https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/17017147-notification-for-planner-tasks
Eugene Beran commented
Creating tasks in Planner from conversation window in Teams gets my vote!
Lisa Murmann commented
Perhaps this is a dead thread - but still hoping for better intergration between planner and teams a couple of noteworthy URLS:
# 5 is less important than the actual ability to allow the updates from tasks and easy creation of planner tasks from conversations to happen: https://planner.uservoice.com/forums/330525-microsoft-planner-feedback-forum/suggestions/18715894-planner-conversation-integration-with-teams
I might be a little late to the thread here but is there a way to set up a planner as a template so I can copy buckets of tasks or even the whole planner board to another team.
There are many tasks that we do on every project. Just looking for a way to not have to keep entering it manually every time.
Can we add the ability to create recurring tasks?
Also, being able to "tag" a user in a planner task comment and have them be notified would be great!
Really need those notifications when a user is assigned a task!