Planner task to appears in Outlook Desktop Client
It would be nice if the Tasks created in the planner using O365 groups would appear under the 'task' section of outlook.
Thanks for this request. We are rolling out the links to planner boards for groups in Outlook desktop from the group card, so that should help get to the planner task list.
This request seems to be asking for the Outlook desktop tasks list to also show planner tasks. Can you help us understand the use cases and details on the actions you expect to perform with planner tasks in Outlook?
Planner is the place to go for a project owner or team leader to organise what needs to be done.
On the front end, the task needs to be accomplished. It doesn't matter where it comes from:
- Outlook E-Mail
Microsoft bought Wunderlist, an awesome piece of Software, for a lot money. The connection between "To Do" (former Wunderlist) and Outlook Task is already there. So why not connect all the ways, tasks can be assigned (in this case Planner), to Outlook Task/To Do. This way,
I open "To Do" in the morning, go through my tasks, put, what I wann do today to "My Day" and start accomplishing things (no matter if there are Team Tasks from Planner, or Tasks I set for myself...
Use case: I manage my personal tasks in outlook, but my team or project tasks in Teams. Currently, I have 2 places to go to for checking what I need to accomplish.
- I click "tasks" in outlook and see both my personal tasks and Planner tasks. If a planner task and I mark it complete, it marks complete in Planner, too. There should also be a link to click through and see the task in Planner.
James D. Schwarzmeier commented
I would say this is one of a number of examples of users being confused at the differences between things. If they are assigned tasks, they don't care whether they came from Planner or a follow-up flag or whatever. They are all just things the user needs to do. In other words, the Outlook app should really just be a front-end client to ALL the tasks the user has. If they have to go to the tasks tab for SOME tasks and look at groups for DIFFERENT tasks, that's just going to generate confusion.
Another good example is viewing group calendars. Getting them to show up on the calendar tab is a super weird process. It doesn't matter if it's a group calendar or a personal calendar or a Sharepoint calendar; they all just represent meetings the person needs be aware of. So, they should all just automatically show up in the same place.
Common theme/bottom line: consolidate ways of doing things across O365. You can have different front-ends optimized for different scenarios, but they shouldn't need to look in different places for the same type of data or workflow.
I would expect to get the planner in the Outlook desktop client.
I would like to be able to create a task from an email and that they would be "linked" so that I can see the text from the emails in that email chain on the task.
Also, I'd like to be able to reply to/fordward the linked email from the task.
Most of the task I have begin when I receive an email an involve responding to that email at some point.
I work mostly with the outlook desktop application. This is where I create my own tasks. It feels weird to have tasks in different applications. I would like to see them all in the outlook desktop. This would give me a better overview and decrease complexity.
Think it would be good for all my tasks to show up in Outlook whether assigned by Planner app or by Outlook. No reason to clutter Planner with all of my Outlook tasks.
Marli Larimer commented
I'm using iGlobe's planner add-in for Outlook 2016 to accomplish this but it's expense and buggy. Feel like it should just be a feature of Outlook/Planner.
Mary Mascari commented
Yes! I want to see my tasks in Tasks, not in the calendar. (or have the option or where to show them)
Yes, please have it integrated as soon as possible.
Peter Schmidt commented
ASAP please :-)
I vote for it!
Cornelius Richter commented
would make handling easier
makes lot of sense having it.
Uhhh Yes PLEASE!!!!
Can this become reality please!
Brian Spittle commented
Elementary, my dear Watson!
This is a must! The only way to organize all the tasks!
EPG customer is requesting this feature...
We also need a 'Planner' button in Outlook when looking at a group.