Microsoft Planner is a team-based task management system. Read about how to create new plans and assign tasks to team members.

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Slow Start for the New Planner

In April, Microsoft launched the new Planner, complete with a new Planner app for Teams. The makeover is nice and the ability to create personal plans is appreciated. However, Planner Premium licenses are needed to access any of the Project on the web features that the new Planner is absorbing.

June 13, 2024

Practical Graph: Creating and Updating Planner Tasks

In the past, we've described how to use PowerShell to report tasks in Planner plans. This article completes the circle by discussing how to create Planner tasks. The scenario used is synchronizing Microsoft 365 message center notifications to create tasks in a target plan. There are some interesting issues to discuss, like how to assign a label to a task.

March 19, 2024

Practical Graph: Incomplete Task Analysis for Planner Tasks

In the first article about using the Planner Graph API to report details of plans in a Microsoft 365 tenant, we explained the basics of how to extract data about plans, tasks, and buckets to create a report using a PowerShell script. Now we take the lessons learned a step forward to illustrate the principle that with access to data, the possibility for creative use of that data is boundless and upgrade the script to include a listing of incomplete tasks and per-user analysis of incomplete tasks for each plan.

June 12, 2023