Project for the web: Add existing Planner capabilities (e.g. document attachments, checklists, priority)
Add existing Planner capabilities to the task details of Project for the Web (e.g. document attachments, checklists, priority, comments). Also @mentioning as new feature would be great.
We agree with you here! This is something we want to do — and we’ll keep you updated here on it.
Is there anything you don’t like about the capabilities? Where do you think it can be improved? Which features do you need most to be most successful from Planner that don’t exist in Project yet?
Sergio Nesbitt commented
Document attachments, checklists, priorities, comments and Microsoft To-Do Integration.
Stephen Little commented
Planner can be kept reasonably high level (and therefore practical) because of the extra details which can be captured in the cards (such as the checklist / description etc).
Project for web in board view is not supporting that same high level of simplicity since all tasks show on the board. Three suggestions:
1) Enable the board view to have more filter / view options. One new option I'd like to see is that the board can show only tasks which are deliverables; explained further below.
2) Allow summary tasks to have a flag which allows them to be visible on a "Deliverables" board view.
3) In the board, Instead of the cards for those "deliverables" tasks showing a checklist, they would show the child tasks. Ticking the checkbox would completes the subtask, the overall start and end dates of the deliverable would be dictated by the min and max dates of the child tasks etc.
I’m missing a view read only option in planner, to allow stakeholders to see, but not interact with the tasks. I would also like to see some more rolebased security and filters in general, when certain project members have very small roles or things are sensitive you could create sort rings level1,2,3 or interlinking between various projects need to grow more robust because then you can split it across various projects and have the scheduling engine interact between projects.
Curt Brasel commented
Planner has some lacking abilities that have prevented us from migrating users from similar platforms like basecamp. For example, it's valuable for users to see all of the tasks when using a Calendar view. Planner only shows a handful and users have to click to see the rest. Basecame shows all tasks for a calendar view so there's no additional mouse clicks. This is extremely helpful in the mobile version as well; so users can see all of the tasks for that calendar. Additionally, it would be nice to give users the ability to color code tasks versus using the "color tabs" that Planner has.
James Ward commented
Project 1 should really just be Planner with Gantt, resourcing and roadmaps.
Why there's a lack of fundamental Planner features in this new program baffles me.
In my coorperation we have become quite depended on planner. We use it daily! MS Project seems to be the next step for us. But it will be hard if we will loose functionality from Planner. We use both priority, labels, comments, attachments and so on. Also the ability to group and filter by several criterias such as assigned to, prioriy, label etc. I'm hopping this is the plan to bring over eventually so we'll wait until this is in place so we can give the new MS project a real try.
German Henriquez commented
Comments please and integration with office365 groups inbox in the sama way that Planner.
Oz Oscroft commented
The key fields which are available in Planner which I'd like to see in Project tasks are:
- Priority (very useful as you may have a top-priority task which can't be done for some time)
- Attachments (absolutely necessary to easily link to relevant information)
- Tags (Adds flexibility for how to highlight tasks)
- Comments (crucial for an audit trail of who did what, when - also great that they push notifications out to others who are assigned to the task to keep them updated)
I'm not worried about checklist items as they should be setup as sub-tasks.
Sergio Nesbitt commented
This would be awesome, but honestly you could just make P4W an upgrade to Planner instead... https://microsoftproject.uservoice.com/forums/914203-project-for-the-web/suggestions/39219451-project-for-the-web-p4w-should-just-be-an-upgrad
Not so concerned with checklists (those can be sub tasks) and I believe comments are there? Attachments would be great.