Tie "Team" environment to "Planner"
Files/Notes/Tasks created in Microsoft Teams are not integrated with Microsoft Planner
Steps to Reproduce:
Open Teams and then either (1) Create a new Team, or (2) associate an existing Outlook/Sharepoint Group/Plan
When a File, Note, or Task ("Planner") is created in either Teams or Planner, it should be totally integrated and accessible from both programs
Items created in Teams are totally separate and independent of the actual MS Planner(s) located in https://tasks.office.com
It is confusing that work created in one space is not visible in the other and vice versa
This item is completed.
Here is an article that goes through how to use Planner within Teams.
Thank you for the suggestions!
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Henrik Pettersson commented
I had the same problem, but if I start with a Group from Outlook/People, creates a Team connected to that Group and the add a Planner tab and chooses to link in the Plan automatically created by creating the Group, then it seems to sync ever which way.
Still really bad from Microsofts side that it doesn't work period, but there seems to be method to get it to work.
What we're looking for a Microsoft Teams to give us a better view of tasks in Microsoft Planner instead of going to events. We'd have a better navigation if it was under broadcast instead of going to events which appears to strip down the info.
Tasks added under teams channel is not visible under planner hub when searched via the assigned user
Tasks created under the planner tab in a particular channel is not visible in planner hub in browser. We just moved from other PM tools into Office 365 and we find this is a big bottleneck. We are forced to continue using Zoho and Jira. We are about to purchase volume count and on 25 user trial but its not going very well.
Christian Kovacs commented
Joe C, I have not had that problem but could foresee the same result if we get more adaption in my company. I hope you added this as separate idea that could be voted on
Erik Berg commented
An update in November 2017 on this Microsoft developer blog does seem to indicate that wheels are indeed in motion to improve this integration :
Joe C commented
This is the second most problematic issue I've had with Planner and Teams, when creating a Planner board for a specific Channel, it isn't accessible using the Planner web app and only shows the tasks assigned to the user in their "My Tasks" tab. Please fix this connection and since I've been hammering this home in other feature requests...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.
I solved it "temporarily" while they fix it, adding the URL from planner and added as a tab (website) in the channel I wanted to share with. I am still making more tests.
Al Linke commented
an update here would be great, several of our users have ran into this one
Ben Stegink commented
any updates on this? have a client this is causing some major problems for right now. Especially if they want to use Teams and the Planner App for Mobile.
Please add me to the "how is this even a thing?" camp, "when is this going to be fixed?" camp, and "this is creating confusing and making it hard to sell it my team" camp.
Mike baker commented
4 months in backlog - how is this coming along? appreciate that planner is a different team - but it should never have been integrated until the visual aspect looks the same from both products:
team channel plans available in task.office.com....
This is so confusing the way it is now. I don't know what you were thinking. If I create a Plan in Planner, I can't see that Plan under Plans in Teams. If I create a Plan in Teams I can't see that Plan in Planner. WTF?!? We're trying to train our users since we're brand new to O365 and everyone is completely confused and baffled as to what was being smoked when this design was thought up. Please fix it and make them all work together. ;)
Phil Spouse commented
We have serious uptake issues because of this confusion where some people want to use Teams and some just need to use the Planner site, it's basically an unusable solution for us and I won't be advocating it for anyone until this integration issue is resolved.
How is this coming along? I have colleagues anxiously awaiting the release and would love for then to stop bugging me ;)
There needs to be an overview of assigned task just link the Planner for use in Teams Task Planner. So that a single staff person can simply see all the task in the planner that are assigned to them. Simply stated the Planner within teams needs to fully functioning this is vital to making Teams work as a group planning and collaboration tool.
I just hate that that I have to gloss over this issue (and some others) when trying to sell Teams as a sound solution.
Love Planner but having to go to two-three separate places to go find my planners is counter-intuitive and a barrier for our integration. I love that the Planner functionality is quickly available through the tab, but then having to remember to check each of the channels for their respective Planners is not helpful. Thanks for working on it.
Elanie Welch commented
So glad to see this issue is being worked on currently, as this is a deal breaker for using Planner for our company. The fact that Planner in Teams doesn't speak with Planner O365 is very counterproductive.
Is there any idea as to when this issue will be fixed?
Mark Meerten commented
I have the same issue. The planner environment created in the Teams app has the following URL:
When i go via the https://taks.office.com portal i see the name of the plan but it has a different URL and the tasks aren't in sync with the tasks created in the teams app.
I assigned a task to myself in both plans. When i go to "My tasks" I see 2 plans with the same name but different content.
This is verry confusing!