Seeing your Planner Tasks in Microsoft Teams

While working with Sandra Mahan the other day, she happened to notice a feature in Microsoft Teams that shows you all the Planner Tasks that have been assigned to you. The best thing is… it’s automatic! Here’s what it looks like…

If you go into Microsoft Teams and click on the Chat icon in the left-side navigation, you should find an entry for Planner. When you open that chat, you’ll see a list of all the Planner Task notifications that are generated when someone assigns a Task to you:

Machine generated alternative text:
Recent 
Calendar 
Chat 
Recent 
Planner 
Contacts 
3/16 
3/16 
Search or type a command 
Planner Chat My Tasks Recent All Help About 
*lanner Z,' 10 1 1:4Z AM 
Mahan, Sandra assigned you a task in plan Kanban Board 
Open Task 
Planner 2/28 9:37 AM 
February 28, 2020 
9 Task "SharePoint Home Site" 
Record Request Tracker Revision - 
Mahan, Sandra assigned you a task in plan Kanban Board 
Open Task 
March 2, 2020 
Planner 3/2 3:55 PM 
SharePoint Home Site 
Mahan, Sandra assigned you a task in plan Kanban Board 
Open Task

In the tabs at the top of the chat, you also have the My Tasks tab, which is very useful. It will show you all the Tasks that are assigned to you across all the Microsoft Teams workspaces that you’re a part of:

Machine generated alternative text:
Recent 
Calendar 
Chat 
Recent 
Planner 
Contacts 
Search or type a command 
Planner Chat My Tasks Recent 3 more v 
3/16 
3/16 
Board Charts 
Not started 
5-10 Hours 
Kanban Board 
o 
03/31 
Duff, Thomas 
El Schedule 
Filter (O) v 
Completed 
Group by Progress v 
In progress 
1-5 Hours 
Kanban Board 
9 Task "SharePoint Home Site" 
5-10 Hours 
Kanban Board 
C) SharePoint Home Site 
10-20 Hours 
Kanban Board 
5-10 Hours 
Kanban Board 
03/05 
Completed by Duff Thomas on 
1-5 Hours 
Kanban Board 
Completed by Duff Thomas on 
5-10 Hours

I love this feature, as it prevents you from having to check multiple places to keep track of what’s up next on your list of things to do.

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