Move planner tasks to another team
We have created a planner tab in most of our teams. Sometimes a task on the plannerboard has to be moved to another team (e.g. next step on a task has to be executed by a different team), which now has to be done by deleting the task in the original team and adding one in the other team with copying data from the original task.
Possible solution: when editing a task it displays the teamname and bucketname in the left top. When you click on the name you can select a different team (only teams you are subscribed to), select a bucket within that team and optional select a member to assign the task to and click on a move button
Good news, this feature is partially done. :)
Planner tasks can now be copied to other plans. To copy a task, click on the “…” menu on the task. From there, you can select a different plan to copy the task to.
Pascal Nussbaum commented
Elementary things should not be implemented so lately.
I agree with David -- This is not even partially done. This is a 2 year old thread; are you telling me this is still not a working feature?
David Berry-Smith commented
Partially done.... not really...
Need to be able to move tasks to other team spaces. Not currently available, not even partially available.
Please advise if the ability to move a task between teams can be done or if there are plans to hae it done.
Need to retain the legacy comment information and currently there is no option to do so. This is definitely an oversight relating to the planner tool and the MS Teams environment.
David Meffe commented
I understand labels and the assignment can't be copied. But why can't the comments or the attachments be copied?
Christoph protzmann commented
Needs to be executable across Teams
This answer is no longer valid. Functionality has been removed in latest update.
I do not find any more this possibility to copy the task to another plan in the new planner/to do version!
The same task can be followed up in different plans when copying. But is it possible that when you do an update on the task it will update on both planners where the task exist? Regards from someone who deals With outer and inner loop by planner:)
Eystein Vigerust commented
Will it be possible to move an entire Planner from one Team to another?
Thank you very much
As a teacher, Microsoft should work in moving Assigment from one team to another, it would save a lot of time as sometimes teacher we have different groups that we are going to set the same Assignments.
I suggest a different approach. It should be possible to export Planner tasks to a file and then import them again to a different Team. This is what a company who are good digital citizens would enable. This allows moving from other Kanban tools to Teams Planner and the reverse. Software products should win us over by being superior and not by locking us into a closed system.
A CSV export or using the Microsoft Planner format must be achievable.
By the way this is a general problem in Teams. I can also not export from the wiki, can't even print from it. For this reason I have stopped using it on projects as I cannot document the process outside of Teasm which makes QA archival impossible.
Kate Akyuz commented
Needs to be executable across Teams
Mark Z commented
YES... as a teacher we make assignments and other things and need a way to set up one class and copy that assignment to all the other classes. You guys seem to copy almost everything Google does but have missed one of the most used and required functions of Google Classroom for teachers in this virtual age... please FIX THIS NOW
Paulo Pestana commented
Moving planners across teams is a key function for a dynamic work environment, I see a lot of workarounds (not good for a professional environment) when we just want a simple thing:
Move a planner with all contents (Assignments, comments, etc.) across teams, in case you are moving the planner for a diferrent team with misses some team members, the app just should ask if we want to add the team members to the destination Team (simple, right?).
Also moving the comments is key, because comments contain precious (and timed) information about the tasks being done.
Thanks for your attention and support.
The copy plan is really flawed. It loses all the important data like comments and even if it was already completed!
Not exactly a copy is it?
Is there going to be an ability to move the entire plan from one group to another? can understand why assignee would be lost if its a different group and appreciate there might be a challenge with attachments but don't see why progress state, checklist states and comments would be lost.
Daniel Yu commented
You can copy between teams but you lose all the comments, assignments, and attachments. We need a way to move the planner to a different Team
This only works if the new planner is in the same team. If I want to move planners across different teams however, this is not possible. Kind of an essential feature that's missing if you ask me.
martin van den berg commented
This is only par of the solution. If I wan to move task fromone planner to an planner in een in een different team or the same teaam in a different stream it will not work. Or export/import or an other way of copien taks to a different stream would help.
Andy Owen commented
Oh... I take some of that back , you CAN copy between teams....