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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It's very important to be able to create a team based on a previus group or planner!!! And also to edit planners depending on channels.
I'm trying to move my company to use Teams for better project mgmt and if they have to leave the Teams app to see the full Planner (for Charts and Schedule) they won't use it! So much friction. PLEASE integrate Planner more robustly in Teams, really need that Charts and Schedule views!
Keep going, we are all behind you.:-) What number of votes do you need to push this?
Well Warren - why do you keep the option in Teams to create a Planner tab link, if you and MS know it does not work? If this is some secret plot to p!ss off your customers, it is working brilliantly.
My two bobs worth - get Asana and link it as an app to Teams. Planner is a complete joke. Linking Teams and Planner would be the Abbott and Costello of linked in apps. It is absolutely absurd that you can easily link in a non-MS app like Asana to Teams, but the link to MS Planner is all over the place...MS seems to specialise these days in releasing half-baked apps to its customers who then have to waste hours and days dealing with their deficiencies.
additional bug, if you change the task on outlook calendar say from 3 days to one day, it will get sync to planner teams to do list but in planner schedule it will still remain as 3 days.
Lisa Murmann commented
Another few features that would really make planner + teams usable for real:
- Easy Status reports for a plan.
- Easy import/export of tasks, assignee, updates etc. would also enable setup of standardized plans for re-occuring mini projects.
- easier linking of interdependent tasks within and between plans... and to milestones / parent tasks and a set of Communication tasks
Philip Leighton commented
As stated by many previously - the integration between Planner and Teams at this point is extremely poor.
Given that this is the fourth most requested issue in Teams UserVoice and it hasn't been responded to in over a year is concerning to say the least. What's the point of having a UserVoice if its not replied to? Do Microsoft want us to give up any hope of this integration and start investigating other products instead?
How is this even still an issue. We have just started using teams and planner and have just worked all this out. Im gutted microsoft. Seriously concentrate on something and finish it.
Morgan Clark commented
why can't you sort your items by due date??
Instead of having to click the ellipses to open planner, allow me to pin or add Planner to the Navigation for my Team page so I can see which tasks I've assigned to which Team members without leaving my Team Page.
José Alberto Bonilla Vera commented
What's the ETA on this one. My organization chose O365 and we cannot use it fully because of issues like this one.
Planner and Planner Tab don't sync and we are supposed to have know that they wouldn't? I mean they are both called Planner and they are both in the 365 ecosystem. Moreover I can SEE my MS Teams from within Planner. To say it's confusing is the least I can say.
Dave Upton commented
One of the most voted features and the last update is from Nov 9, 2016? Not a lot of confidence here!
We configured ours tasks at the planner (web) and it is not sincrionizing whem we open in the planner (app) at one of our teams.
Need onenote to talk to planner in teams and To Do. This was we take meeting minutes. Keep important Project Tasks in Planner and delegate actions straight to individuals To Do List
is there any planned GA-Date for this Feature? it is so crucial if an organization wants to work with Teams and Planner on a broad base, we want to do so (organization size 140000+ users)
I just realised that the comment above was posted in NOVEMBER 2016!!!!!!!!! MS has Apparently planned to do something with it from 9 NOVEMBER 2016 as well!!!!!!
Maybe MS lost the task somewhere, when they created the team for the project. They are probably looking at planner and saying "no jobs to do. We can just hang loose in Silicon Valley and dream up some other half-baked applications"....
Microsoft - you have got to be kidding! Why on earth release products that are only half-baked?
Mike Bakke commented
The mis-match is crazy. Want to use teams with planner but see that "group by" option is only available in Web planner not teams. Like others I don't want to roll this out and then face endless complaints from my team members.
Please update on the roadmap - even if the answer is "never" - I can work with that (In Jira or Trello)