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    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.

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    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.

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    Completely agree. It is way too complicated to get a guest to join, when this is a one-time customer support type activity. I'm disappointed at how difficult we have made it to use this product except for our own organization.

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    David McKnight commented  · 

    Agree. We have clients now, who join Skype for Business meetings using the web app, no problem. If we have to go through account creation for these types of users, it won't work.

    By comparison we try to share a document in SharePoint with a user and give them edit control. 75% of the time this fails because of their confusion in needing to accept access to our AD, and then needing to accept access to the document, and needing to sign in with or create a Microsoft account. I am close to giving up on this.

    If you can't make it as easy and simply sending the meeting (or document in SharePoint) invite to an external user, and have them click on the link to confirm they have access, we need to find an easier to use solution for our external one-time and occasional users.

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    My documents open in Word or Excel Online, and I can print from there. I don't have to download the document.

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    working on it  ·  Suphatra responded

    Hi everyone, the engineer working on this item has left the company and we’re working on replacing him. I wanted to give you that heads up because the work has paused, which extends our shipping date.

    I really appreciate your patience as we work to get this back to actively worked on.

    Suphatra

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    working on it  ·  Suphatra responded

    I’m super excited about this one! This should help the daily user experience tremendously. Looking forward to bringing this to you.

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    we have this!  ·  Suphatra responded

    Hi everyone — we have implemented this on the web version.

    We will not be implementing it in the desktop app or mobile app due to other high priority engineering items.

    Let me know if you have any questions!

    Suphatra
    Twitter: @skprufo

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    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is still being worked upon.

    I am still trying to get details on what we could expect for Cortana in Teams and will share examples once something is available.

    -Warren

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    partially done  ·  Warren responded

    Item 1 and 2 are Under Review.

    Item 3 has been Completed.

    I’ll keep you posted as I hear more on this request.

    -Warren

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    David McKnight commented  · 

    BTW, for me, SEARCH was the critical issue; being able to find the task when I needed it. To clarify, when you select "Copy link to task" it DOES copy both the name of the task, and the deep link attached to it. If you save it to another location, it will first attempt to open the desktop Teams app, or at least it did in my case. When given the option to open the web app, it was unable to find an item the link would go to.

    Anyway, to avoid going back and forth between the conversations tab and the planner tab in Teams, I went to each task, and copied the link, pasting it into an email doc as a temporary place holder for the hyperlink.

    Then, when I got all the hyperlinks pasted into the email doc, I jumped over to the conversations tab.

    I then right clicked on the first link, pressed "C" to copy the hyperlink, pressed Alt + Tab to jump to the prior window (which was the new conversation, pressed CTRL + V to paste into the new conversation field, then right-clicked on the next one, continuing that process until I got them all pasted into individual conversations.

    Now, when I create a new task, I am just going to make this a part of the process so I can search for the task in the future -- at least I'll do this until the Teams team makes tasks searchable on their own. Hopefully soon!

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    David McKnight commented  · 

    OK, so I have found a REALLY AWKWARD way to make this work, and it seems to me this is more work than it ought to be...

    1. Open the task.
    2. In the ellipse at the top-right ("More") select "Copy link to task."
    3. In the dialog box that opens, press Ctrl + C to copy the link.
    4. Click on the "Conversations" tab.
    5. Paste the link you just copied into the conversation field, and hit Enter.

    You now see the title of the task in your conversation. And when you hover over it, you can see the deep link to the task that you wanted originally; it just took five time consuming steps to get to it. Since it is now a part of your conversation, you can do THREE things...

    6a. Hover over, then right click on the title of the task, and select "Copy Link." You get the REAL deep link to the task.

    6b. Hover over, then right click on the title of the task, and select "Open Link" -- or just click on the title of the task. It will open the task in the proper tab.

    6c. Enter a portion of the title in the Teams search bar, and it will locate the "Message" you just saved in the Conversations tab. Click on the message, and it will take you to it, where you can NOW click on the link to open the task. WOW!

    Anyone come up with an easier way to do this???

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