Aug 23 2017 12:12 PM
Aug 23 2017 12:12 PM
Noticed this update to Project in today's Office updates. Nice Project / Planner integration!
Aug 27 2017 02:16 PMSolution
Not much to see yet. You can link a task to planner plan and you get an indicator in the Project desktop client. The first person assigned on the task is set as owner of the plan. All other assigned resources are not taken into account. There are no new columns that you can drag into the Project client views and there is no other way of seeing the status of the linked plan. In the PWA, there is no indicator at all.
One draw-back for people working in multi-tenant environments: It somehow allows you only to choose plans from the tenant, to which your Windows account belongs to and it doesn't respect the account which you have set your Office Account to.
Aug 29 2017 12:15 PM - edited Aug 29 2017 12:19 PM
Also check out @Brian Smith article - Microsoft Planner: Linking Plans to a Project task.
Jul 24 2018 01:06 AM
This feature will get a small update according to the O365 roadmap:
Mar 28 2019 02:18 AM
@Trutz Stephani Hi, can you please tell me on how to achieve this???
Apr 04 2019 04:14 AM
An good explanation of the feature can be found here in Brian's blog post: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/brismith/2017/08/29/microsoft-planner-linking-plans-to-a-project-ta...
Apr 04 2019 04:55 AM
Apr 04 2019 05:07 AM
The feature is available in Project O365 and Project 2019, not in Project 2016.
There are 3rd party apps (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqKDeqAebig) that provide better integration as the ootb link (just as you noticed, see also my remarks higher up).
On a functional level there might be different integration needs:
The third scenario might help in cases where topics are managed in different Plans by different teams and the Project schedule helps with consolidating. The first is interesting if you want to delegate work packages and don't want to care about the detailed work management in your schedule.
Apr 04 2019 05:43 AM
The third scenario is what I need...
I have Project for Office 365 MSO, e.g. Microsoft Project Online Desktop client - you say sscenario 3 will work with this subscription?
Otherwise uur IT will try to set up the FluentPro Project-Planner-Synch-tool...
Apr 04 2019 05:46 AM
The ootb integration is just as you realized a link, that doesn't sync any other information.
It is deemed to support scenario 1.
So for your scenario 3 you would need to setup a third party tool like the FluentPro tool you mentioned to automate integration.
Apr 11 2019 11:38 AM
Hi. Not sure if you can help.
When I try to link through project to planner I don't get an option to type in the name of the planner. I am using online project and 365 environment. Not sure if I am missing something.
Apr 15 2019 12:29 AM
If you post a screenshot of your Project client with the button and may be also a screenshot of the "File->Account" backpane (to see your version), I might be able to help.
Else I could just point to the posts listed above that provide click by click guides.