Integrate fully with Planner, Sharepoint, and Outlook Tasks, Calendar
Please integrate more with Planner (hopefully soon with Kanban and timeline visualisation channels for tasks) and/or with sharepoint web parts that do this, so all tasks linked in one place. And Outlook as well (for calendar and emails pertinent to chats and tasks). Until then in effect Teams is yet just another tool to use that is not completely integrated for communication + coordination.
This is still being worked upon. I hope to have more details in the next couple months.
Please know the team is actively working on this feature.
Dennis Boldt commented
The Office suite provides a bunch of places to organize tasks. A full sync of these tasks is mandaroy for an fully integrated Office 365. I see a need asap for:
- TODO Tasks
- Planner Tasks
- Sharpoint Tasks (Projcect plan)
- Outlook Tasks (flags)
- OneNote Tasks (flags)
- Outlook E-Mails
- Show them in the Calendar
@warren - any chance you can provide an update on this? It's been a couple months.
Mikael Karlsson commented
Would be great if every time a task is created, regardless if it's in Onenote, Outlook or any other Place, you could choose to which of your teams and bucket that task should sort under.
I like to stay in Teams for most of the time, therefore I've created a Team with just me adding my own OneNote, my own Planner and my own OneDrive. It would be perfekt if it was possible to add the "My Task"-section in the browser version of Planner into my "me-team" in Teams.
David McKnight commented
Cross functional indexing came up in the Teams Tuesday meeting today. Being able to search for content between OneNote and the Wiki tab. I added the following...
Seth and Christopher, indexing content is a big deal. For instance, I'd like to search for a card we're using in the planner. The ideal way to do this is to simply enter a name or support ticket number in the search bar, but that doesn't work with the planner.
So here is the funky work-around we are currently using:
1) EVERY time a new card is created be sure searchable meta data (support ticket number, client name, person's name) is included in the name of the card,
2) copy a link to the card,
3) go to the Conversation tab, and paste the link. We have just self-indexed the planner card. Now when we want to find the card we
4) enter the person's name or support ticket number into the search bar, and it locates the linked conversation,
5) we click on the found conversation, and it opens in the conversation tab, where we now see the link to the related planner card and we
6) click on the link, which then generally opens the link in the browser, and asks us if we want to open it in the Teams web app or desktop app. We
7) click on the desktop app and
8) the appropriate card opens...
It would be SO MUCH NICER to be able to have the planner card indexed and searchable. BUT at least we figured out a way to do it while we're waiting.
Any updates on progress for this feature? Critical for our collaboration in Outlook.
The integration of teams and outlook is critical for us to build online collaboration, do we have an estimate on where this might be on the Microsoft roadmap?
Sync the planner between teams and outlook and be able to flag planner items or conversation bubbles as tasks in outlook.
Nicole Gentile commented
Previously, you could select from all existing plans created under a team. As of yesterday, we no longer can select from previous plans - we use this frequently and on multiple channels. An update to fix this would be greatly appreciated.
There is simply no more important feature for businesses right now than this.
We cannot move forward with Teams implementation without Outlook Calendar integration. The rest are nice, but if my users can't schedule meetings in teams because they can't see other attendees availability, it's not a useful tool.
Integrate teams with Planner, TFS, and/or with sharepoint web parts that do this, so all tasks linked in one place. And Outlook as well (for calendar and emails pertinent to chats and tasks). Until then in effect Teams is yet just another tool to use that is not completely integrated for communication + coordination. Currently its duplicating all the efforts and also making it really difficult to follow up on a particular communication. This should be a one stop shop for all the communication and collaboration between and among all the teams.
planner items should be integrated into the global search function
Susan Glowinska commented
Integrate email and tasks (Outlook) into teams so there could be a dashboard which shows current day meetings, inbox, tasks all in one view (three different columns) on a personal team
John Edwards commented
I just can't believe that this is not possible! But it's probably related to the fact that you can't search in planner outside of teams either - another no brainer.
Whats the latest on this please?
This is the biggest (only..) problem with using teams at the moment
Definitely would use this! Glad to hear it's being worked on!
Users should be able to configure exactly what shows in the Files section that is shortcut in the left side panel, e.g. adding favorites for certain SharePoint (sub)sites, additional cloud storage (not just out of the box), allowing both Business OneDrive and personal OneDrive to be added here.
In the comments section in Planner you should be able to type @name like you do in Teams conversation to alert someone that there is a comment waiting to be read. Its frustrating that comments are being left unread in Planner. It seems like Teams is just for conversations and file storage and I keep having to go back and forth. These two should be FULLY integrated and not two separate things. You guys could learn a thing or two from Basecamp.
I recently worked on a busy project with 40+ channels and 250 people in the Team, and a LOT of them had things for me to do. Not all of them could be done at the same time. I need a way to do the equivalent of leaving things in my inbox or adding them to a task list. My workflow looked like "go through the activity feed to see what showed up overnight, handle what I could immediately, and WRITE ON A POST-IT what had to wait." Silly.