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.
385 commentsComments are closed
Any updates here?
Nick Ehrlich commented
I think I have the same problem but I understand it as follows. If this is not the same request please let me know:
When a new 0365 group is created, a planner is created for the group. This group can be extended to use Teams, but Teams is built around the idea of channels, so the group Planner isn't visible in Teams and any Planners created in Teams are per the Team Channel, and aren't visible as boards in 0365. I expect Planners to be at the Team/Group level, not per channel.
Chris McCurry commented
This is critical - what is created in the various apps (desktop/mobile) should be mirrored online and vice-versa. The fact that only your own tasks can be viewed online is just weird and drastically limits the usefulness of the web view. There should be 1 single version of the truth and is should be communicated consistently cross platform.
Is there a release date for this yet?
The lack of integration with Planner Hub and Microsoft Teams is a showstopper. Teams could offer a very nice way of collaborating but without the higher level Planner Hub, showing all project/task status, Microsoft Teams is almost rendered useless.
Those different unconsolidated views of Planner is for the moment the top 1 feedback from our Pilot users, as well as the lack of Planner integration with Outlook tasks
Coming across this thread makes me realize I have completely wasted the last two hours trying to use Teams and Planner for our organization. Between this issue and no mobile iOS app for Planner (managing my tasks) makes these two products virtually useless for us. The two products look extremely powerful and could be a real game changer, but with this lack of more clear integration between the two is confusing at best. Now I am back to looking on the web for another 3rd party team tasks application. Maybe Trump will fix this too. LOL
Brian Nipper commented
Include in the out of the box planner tabs for Teams include the ability to have swim lanes.
There seems to a functional limitation here on how planner and teams are implemented. If I am not wrong both use O365 groups when created, i.e. group is created for team as well as plan. Now when I create a Team a group is created and a plan with same name is visible in planner - but i don't see any corresponding hierarchy/data structure for a planner tab created in Teams. While functionally planner tab in Teams and plan in planner tool seem to be same, structural they seem to be different. I may be wrong here - plz. correct me in case I am.
Planner in Teams feels useless without integration in the fully-functional Planner interface. For instance, what's the point of having many individual channel-associated plans without having a centralized interface in which one can view/modify all tasks assigned to him or her, regardless of which channel or plan they originated in? This should be a high-priority fix!
Tasked with promoting TEAMS, love the idea, but the functionality is a problem...need a fix to this soon or I may lose them. Thanks for posting. Hope they move on this.
Tasks created on Teams using the Planner option available on Teams do not show up O365 Planner. It will be useful to have this integration so we can make use of the basic reporting features on Planner.
Martin G commented
Yes - it needs the commenting feature (or somehow have that ability to link to in a channel).
Like others have wasted hours trying to work out what tasks set up in a team are not showing in Planner - it shows it but none of the tasks, what complete waste of time. Trying to get teams in the business to adopt some of these new ways but then this happens and it is very difficult to move forward due to everyone's scepticism. Please sort ASAP
Couldn't understand why this wasn't showing up; easy access to planning seems like a no-brainer, why else put the tab in??
I just spent an hour trying to understand why my teams-created planner tasks were not being shown in planner. This is very confusing and is totally expected behavior of an integrated app. This should have been a showstopper on the release of Planner integration in Teams. Pretty bad product planning. But hey, it looks great in a demo(7 minutes 30 seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2WmtnU0lzA )
Jose Pires commented
This is critical funtionality for good project management using an integrate environment. We cannot have users creating buckets and tasks in Teams that are not visible in Planner, or vice-versa. It would be a complete mess to manage the project.
I also noticed that a task created in Planner tab inside Teams does not allow comments, attachment and links, like we have in 365 Planner (below description field). Even though I can see the tasks using "My Tasks" list, I would like to have full update functionality for a taks between Planner and Teams.
Joaquim Correia de Oliveira commented
Totally agree. impossible to use to manage teams and tasks
Michael Todd commented
This really needs more votes.
Again, the problem presents when a user creates a Team, then begins using the Planner within Teams. Any buckets, tasks, assignments, etc. will not display in that Team's plan when the plan is viewed through the Planner app.
The only workaround that I've found to actually be effective is to create a new plan within a team in the Teams app. That new plan will show up in the Planner app, along with its relevant content. This is less than ideal, though, since it not only involves extra steps, but creates clutter.
S McKeown commented
If it doesn't work on the phone (iphone, andriod, windoze), then it doesn't work. i need to see everything on my phone i can see on the 'web' or desktop application.