Where's the Planner compose extension in Teams?

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Having a conversation around a task in Planner is quite primitive at the moment

- you are notified in email, you can't follow/mute, you can't @mention 

 

Here's the UX of the workaround I'm seeing with my customers

- Open a task in Planner, copy the link, and paste it into a Teams post and have a conversation about the task

- Great, now we get the power of notifications, following/mute, @mentioning, etc 

- And then they copy the link of the post and paste it into the attachment link field of the task in Planner

 

The issue with this workaround

- it's manual and clunky

- it's hard to educate and onboard people as it's not an explicit design (it's a workaround after all)

- you may get this working great in one Team, but what about your other 18 Teams...more people to teach and onboard

 

Design trumps education...right!

 

The solution is a compose extension

- I'm after a Planner icon in the compose message box

- When I click it, I can browse or search for existing tasks in the Planner within that Team

- Then I click on a task, and create a post about it

- If I go to the task in Planner, I can see the post and replies there too

 

This is pretty much how document conversations work right

- When I go to create a post, I click the paperclip icon, browse for a document in the Team and link to it in the post

- Then later when I click on the document, I can see those same conversations as we see in the feed

 

And this is exactly how the compose extension works for AzureBoard/DevOps

- click the icon in a new message, choose the task, and then post about it

 

This is totally a no brainer for Planner - we really haven't yet seen the power of collaborating on a task item yet

 

I hope the Planner compose extension is coming soon!!!!!

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