Mar 06 2018 11:50 AM - last edited on Mar 14 2018 08:23 AM by Eric Starker
Use Planner without an O365 Group? We have users who find value in Planner's ability to organize multiple small projects they are self-managing and they want to use Planner without the underlying O365 Group resources (or, I should say, our IT team wants them to be able to use Planner for individual work purposes, without them creating a mailbox (and GAL entry), SharePoint resource, security group, etc). If we want to use Planner as a personal task management tool, we would like to be able to do it without adding a Group. Is there any vision to enable the option of using Planner without provisioning a Group?
Mar 14 2018 09:06 AM
Jun 21 2018 05:17 AM
Any update on this? We love the concept of planner, but do not require groups. It is an added annoyance that creating a plan initiates a new group every time.
Jul 16 2018 09:14 AM
The fact that Planner creates groups and clogs up the Address Book is a big annoyance - please just add a tick box when creating a plan to also create a Group or not!
Aug 27 2018 12:50 AM
There are a number of similar requests on Uservoice as well:
We would really like to be able to create 'personal' planners without an underlying Groups.
Oct 02 2018 07:22 PM
this can be done by creating a Plan when you are in a SharePoint online site. Click New, then Plan, it will make a new plan that is associated with the existing Group that is connected to the SPO site, you can then have multiple plans and use the SPO PLanner Web Part to display them on SPO Pages.
Oct 19 2018 10:52 AM - edited Oct 19 2018 11:29 AM
So you essentially need to create your own Planner site in SharePoint as a centralized place for users to be able to go there and create their own individualized Plan, instead of them going to the Planner app. In essence you are creating your own Planner Hub to stand in for the actual Planner App. That is certainly not an ideal workaround.
I believe Microsoft Teams also lets you created new Plans under a Team channel, so you could similarly create a Team as a source for users to go to and make individual Plans from there.
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Sep 10 2021 08:03 AM
I am also still waiting on this feature. I am not going to create an entire Team, Group, or Sharepoint site just to create my individual projects board. I'll use Trello instead.
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