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.
We are working on the release of the Tasks application in Microsoft Teams that will aggregate data from Microsoft To-Do, Planner and Outlook with more capabilities on the way. You can see Planner data in Kanban views today, and the Tasks app will continue to support that view. In January we announced task publishing which will release with the new app. Get an overview at https://youtu.be/rTATVGroEsQ.
This is a great improvement. I note the calendar entry has a link back to the task in the Planner web app. Can that link be to Planner within the Teams app so we can stay within Teams?
Mark Miller commented
It would be nice to be able to see my calendar (and other calendars if selected) and drag tasks into my calendar with estimated completion time to plan out my month.
-Integrate Calendar with Planner
-Ability to filter based on task criteria or calendar
-Add estimated completion time to tasks
-Ability to visually plan by dragging task into holes in my calendar.
AFAIK there was a Outlook / Project connector already in 2007 ...
Without too much knowledge around this, I cannot find a picture explaining to me the integration possibilities between Outlook, Planner, Hub and Project
Would love to have information in the new Office365 world on the integration possibilities between the different apps
Joselito Libres commented
Connecting Planner and Sharepoint and other common tools from Office 365 would be a great help. Looking forward for quick integration of the tools.
Is it possible to link “tasks” assigned in the Planner, with a Task Tracking List in the Group site?
Is there a way to have the tasks assigned in the Kan-ban board linked to the overall task tracking list on the Site page?
It must have integration, all teams ANYWHERE are doing something that revovles around a contact or a customer....yet there is no way to link the team, channel, or anything really with THE ONLY PRODUCT msoft has for contact management, email, etc.
Between this and the simple fact I cannot use an iphone to do literally anything at all in teams except chat. Zero ability to upload job site photos or do anything from the field. You must be at a desk, you must be working on files or random typing that in no way involves needing to update information about an actual end user customer. If you spend your day chatting and clicking on stuff in an office THIS IS GREAT
Martinus Hamers commented
Integrate fully means for me that I have all the view options of the normal planner within the Teams planner web part tab. Like switching between the progress, assigned to and bucket layout. Also being able to go to the dashboard and my tasks easily(this could be buttons that open Planner app accordingly).
A dashboard webpart 'My Planner tasks' would be a nice first step to have a userfriendly welcome page to a SharePoint collaboration site.
Agreed, this would be useful
It would be nice to be able to have functionality where you could create a Meeting based on Planner tasks and vice versa.
The feature would be similar to the Outlook-OneNote integration.
- Send the Planner Assignees to Meeting
- Send Planner checklists to Meeting
I am looking forward for this feature...
Mirren Palmer commented
Yes please I work across multiple projects which each have a SharePoint Site and would like to be able to roll-up all the tasks into one central view. Our IT Dept has suggested we use Planner (which I like) but it is another place that needs to be set up and managed. I understand we can use iplanner pro outlook add-in to integrate with Outlook but would prefer to see everything in SharePoint. We would require syncing both ways - changes in SharePoint reflected in Planner and vice versa. Thank you!
Matthew Petty commented
Definitely needed. I've moved from a spreadsheet of tasks to MS Teams with a Planner tab, and the lack of search capability is crippling. Is search even available in Planner on the web?
All apps should be searchable, seconded.
Link the two products Team and Planner so they work for a Mac only environment... - at present no integration or extremely glitchy, it seems they are two separate instances. Even within Team App you cant find all the plans you created within teams itself and definitely nothing from Planner.
It would be really great if plans created in Planner would be available in Teams and vice versa. Working in planner as collaboration is not great as it opens window after window after window - please also fix this nonsense
Yay, I am so glad people are asking for Planner//SharePoint to be integrated.
This would be really useful! I would like to see my Planner tasks on the SharePoint Calendars please. We have different departments which need to finish a task before the next department can continue, and if I can see on the calendar where the one ends to start the other it would be really really useful.
Also, I am unable to add my planner app to my team site? I did see a tutorial where this was done, but I am not being given the option when adding an app on my site? Please can someone assist me in doing this?
Thanks so much
Joe C commented
The biggest problem I've run into using Planner within Teams is that you notify the ENTIRE Team about comments made to tasks within the board. If you have different projects as different channels and only care about a given Channel it gets quite tiresome and spammy to continuously receive emails about other Planner board. This needs to get fixed to only notifying the users assigned to task and comment originator. This again is another use case for having different membership groups by Channel.
All tasks within a plan is visible in Microsoft Teams however, when I open planner in O365 the tasks are not visible under the same Plan - only under "My tasks".
Brigitte De Ryck commented
When I open the Planner-app through Office365, I don't see the plans that were created on my Team.
I see my team in my Favorites, but I can't see any reference to the different Channels and the Planners of each Channel. I can only see them if I do this through Teams ('go to website'). So there seems to be a sync-issue?
I do see the tasks that are assigned to me in My Tasks.
Is it possible to take this into your improvements? Thanks!
Florin Lascau commented
All data from the apps that can be embedded in Teams should be searchable from the main Teams search. More than that, it's strange that an app that contains comments and notes does not have at least its search tool.
Just to add to what has already been said, it would be great to be able to reference a file on a linked sharepoint site. Nice work MS, there are significant improvements being made to O365 generally almost on a weekly basis it seems