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?
Definitely agree: "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."Anonymous commented
Since alignment and integration of task mgmt functionality across MS ecosystem is such a long-standing and yet super relevant issue, let me just copy a comment from another user regarding Microsoft To-Do:
"Eliminating the divide between teams’ project management and individuals’ task management is the key. If someone assigns me a task in Planner (or SharePoint, VSTS, etc.), that should show up on my to-do list. I should be able to prioritize it along with all of my other tasks.
When I mark it complete, that should automatically update the source task so that the project manager can monitor progress.
In addition, Outlook is where I manage my day, so that’s where I should be able to manage my tasks. Most incoming work lands in my email inbox (or OneNote), so the ability to create a task from there is crucial.
That task should have a link back to the original email so I can reopen it and reply or process it, depending on what the task entails. Some task management apps refer back to emails, but none of them work well with Outlook because it currently lacks a good way to link to an individual mail item."
We have announced that Group Owners will be able to leverage existing groups to drive membership in Office 365 Groups.