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 really appreciate your feedback about this topic.
Everyone now has the ability to add attachments to tasks in Project for the web!
We are also looking into bringing other Planner features into Project for the web. Please keep letting us know what you would like to see.
Thank you for this update! I second so many other commenters before me, we would like to see the attachments synch with MS Teams/SharePoint so we can just collect all docs/project. Thanks for your work. Best, F.
AJ FLEET commented
Thank you very much for responding and for your work. Much appreciated. Take care
AJ FLEET commented
Will you ever get there?
The whole portfolio of products seems so fragmented and it's such a shame as you are clearly demonstrating you have all of the prerequisite parts for amazing applications but MS seem to launch new products like a splatter gun and then never tidy anything up.
Planner has got really good but missing some key things to make it usable for a team but that's not an issue as it's 'free'. P4W should be a step up from Planner but it seems like a half baked side step. It should be Planner Pro or whatever.
I've been waiting for a long time now for MS to get this sorted as it could be insane with all the power of automation using the other products. However, currently i'm being pushed over to 3rd party apps which is not what I want.
To make this usable I need:
1. MS To do integration so my team can clearly see their tasks without too much interaction with their manager (Exactly as Planner)
2. My users don't appear to be able to mark tasks as complete within P4W unless operating with a Project Plan license. Is this correct? (They can in planner)
3. Resource capacity planning or at least an option to view resource workload without having to open Power BI.
The other things which would be great but not essential for me are attachments, comments, checklists.
The above clearly comes from a place of frustration and for that i'm sorry but there just seems to be some disconnect with what MS's strategy is with these products. I 'm guessing P4W ultimate aim is to replace Project Online but I think you're doing more damage by launching this product with such limited capability. You'd have been better continuing to polish Planner with really robust but basic features, keeping Project Online for the more heavy duty users and then launching P4W when it was decent and able to compete in the market place. I really wish for the day when all of Microsoft 365 sings together because it will be unbeatable but will that day ever come?
Can we have an update? Thanks
David Fernandez commented
I need a Critical Path function in Project online please!!!!!!!!
I really miss the comments functionality and also checklists. We wanted to use MS Project Online but will probably keep using Asana due to a lack of comments.
project has subtask for same purpose, try indentation
Enable a checklist of items to be developed per task as you can in planner
It's important to at least replicate the basic Planner functionalities. E.g.:
- a proper filtering. e.g. when creating a customized field, I'd like to easily filter through it. Filtering via key-word is not enough.
- attach documents
I would like to have the same set of features in Project Online as Planner Online has. I would like to better manage activities and ability to include links/URL/files to other sources.
Labels please, like in planner. That´s key! Is that in the development plan?
Marc-A. Landry commented
Frankly I'm flabbergasted that you are holding back the dependencies and Gantt view from Planner and are only offering it in Project on the Web with NONE of the feature that make planner such a great, integrated project. Are you guys not collaborating with each other over there? The fact that you're charging people so much for this half-baked product when Planner is included with the O365/M365 is just mind boggling. Please take this great Gantt and Dependancies view, add it to planner and leave the truly Project Managment centric features (like timesheets, resource allocation and other pro features) in the paid tier. Why are 2 teams doing the same work twice!
I couldn't agree more with the attachments option! Ideally, we would love to see all project attachments collected in a folder in MS Teams/Sharepoint not to lose sight of them. We are looking for a project management tool where we can store files also to make life easier. Cheers!
Hello, do you have any updates on this thread?
Having comments functionality or being able to check a custom field to show while in board view is sort of a must for me. It makes me feel stuck between planner and projects. I like the list view of projects, however, planner has a better board view as it can show the text of the comments section of a task while board view.
Any update on this one?
I don't mean any disrespect, but really? It seems like Microsoft is developing these projects in real time while we are trying to use them. Planner lacks things like dependencies and and timeline, which P4W has, and P4W lacks all functionality that Planner has. What's the strategy here? Develop 2 products in parallel and take a long time while customers are filing thousands of requests on support blogs? Why release these half-baked products at all? Sounds like a recipe for losing customers... I'm at a point where I need to look for some other product as neither one of these are adequate.
Benoit Fournier commented
Same for me, P4W should be Planner Pro. Additional features, not a completly separate product. I cannot expect our users to use 2 incomplete products. It will get harder to compete with non Microsoft solutions.
Planner for project members and Planner Pro (with the added features of P4W) for the project managers. No need for read only access for O365 users since they have access to Planner / To-Do.
Please, go see Planner team and work with them not against them.
Benoit Fournier commented
Same here, if you need to make money with some enhanced features, do a Planner Pro. Project managers could get a Planner Pro license and regular users would use a regular Planner one.
This way, we would get the best of both worlds.
- Single place for Tasks;
- Integrated with To-Do;
I would like to add the request for merging the two apps, I don't understand why the teams of Planner and P4W do not work on a single product instead of fragmenting user experience and operations
Would really like to see pretty much a merging of the two applications. Couple of example's I would like to see. The note's part be visible in the 'Grid' view as a column. The ability to comment on tasks similar to how comments can be added to the Planner tasks. Ability to Label the Project tasks, and add a Priority to tasks. I would really like the same/similar filtering to be brought to all three tabs.
I really enjoy the simplicity and easy of access through teams currently available. Just hard to completely commit to until more features are added.