Integrate tasks in planner with Outlook Tasks & Calendar
Every time you create a task in planner via Microsoft Teams and assign it to someone in your organisation/team it would be nice to see that task in outlook as well. I want to know and to be alerted that I have a task assigned to me without having to lon on to Microsoft Teams.
It would be great to have a place to see how many tasks have been created in a team/channel and the status of each one.
We are currently testing the new Tasks app internally. We will share an update as soon as it’s available.
Tasks, To-Do, Outlook tasks, isn't it getting out of hand? Why so many competing teams internally creating this mess?
Is this function already possible?
Kirie Marshall commented
You should be able to task/follow-up message with in team's chat/channels/meetings as well. A lot of associates complain that they forget to follow-up because they don't have that option like they do in Outlook so they're still resisting communicating via teams. Also have the option to set a reminder to follow-up or complete a message like in Outlook.
Basically have these options available for messages/posts within teams:
Kirie Marshall commented
This should be the same functionality with what we see with Microsoft Outlook. In Outlook you can right-click and email to assign follow-up by priority (today, tomorrow, this week, next week, custom), which then in turn puts it to your task log. Also have the option to set a reminder notification for that message. Make sure to have this option in Teams/Chat/Meetings
It would be great to be able to assign individual tasks within a task. For example, if you have a group of people who must perform tasks in order for another task to be completed, you should be able to assign different elements of the task checklist to different people. This would also be useful if multiple people need to execute on the same task list activities for a commonly assigned task. Having task list specific start dates, due dates and end dates would also be great. Come to think of it, a completion (end) date isn't shown at the task level either.
Any news on the "Convert to Task Planner" button for Outlook emails? Most of our tasks come in via email.
Zach O’Ferrell commented
Create Task Based on Chat
Currently, chat messages or posts can be saved for later review; it would be helpful to be able to automatically generate tasks based on these items. Could be similar to the Outlook "flag" functionality, or generate tasks directly into Planner for eventual integration with ToDo.
The link given by Kubus allows you to add a Plan as a shared calendar in Outlook. While it is not as amazing as your own personal tasks being added automatically to your personal calendar, it is not complicated to add a shared calendar.
Scott Wilson commented
Any update on this? It has been a long time since the last one?
Outlook Import is released in 2018
It's not a real Integration, but you can have a outlook calender for every bucket.
Why can I see Planner tasks in To Do app, and I can see and work bidirectionally on tasks created in either To Do or Outlook, I can't do the same between Outlook and Planner? Makes no sense.
Anyone knows if Warren is still working on it? Or even just still working at Microsoft?
Ger Been commented
Levi Johansen commented
Why isn't this merged with this? https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16982440-integrate-fully-with-planner-sharepoint-and-outl
Is there a distinction I'm missing?
Where does the "Microsoft To-Do: List, Task & Reminder" app fit in with MS Teams and MS Planner?
I just evaluated Planner today. Initially I thought it is clear that Outlook, Planner and To-do need to be seamlessly integrated. This does not seem to be the case. A planner tasks of course needs to be accessible from Outlook and To-Do as well, otherwise it does not make sense to use it.
It's been six months. Any update on this.
It would make sense to have this integrate with Microsoft To-Do as well.
Any updates yet?
Not having this feature is making me look at other 3rd party solutions.