Sep 02 2016 09:28 AM
Sep 02 2016 09:28 AM
Has anyone else experienced issues with Planner task assignment not sending an email to the assigned person? We are getting the new group membership welcome email and I have tested both alerts and task notifications successfully to the same user in the SharePoint environment for our tenancy, but we do not receive Planner notifications. Is there a setting we need to adjust? Seems like most folks are complaining about too many emails...
Sep 02 2016 01:29 PM
Sep 06 2016 01:08 PM
Sep 06 2016 10:08 PM
I am seeing the same issue in one of our tenants. May be some backend changes as I can able to see new UI for tasks. Assigned By and Created By are not available in this new UI.
Sep 06 2016 11:04 PM
Sep 07 2016 07:50 AM
Ok, I have just received the call from support people and there is a new setting for existing plans I was not aware off...this setting has to be check in order to receive notifications when a task is assigned to a planner member...see screenshot (sorry for the Spanish).
Sep 07 2016 08:02 AM
Nov 15 2016 03:50 PM - edited Nov 15 2016 03:51 PM
At this time there is no way to send a notification to only the task assignee. As others have pointed out, there is now the option of posting task activity to the Group conversation timeline, then anyone who is subscribed to the Group/Plan will receive an email notifying them of the activity, however there is not currently a way for only the person the task is assigned to to be notified via email.
Nov 28 2016 11:41 AM
Jan 19 2017 02:45 PM
Is there a way to manage (turn on, turn off, etc.) notifications for Planner activity? I'm getting way too many emails about simple changes made...
Jan 19 2017 10:38 PM
Jan 20 2017 09:16 AM
For my own edification, this is exactly how it currently works:
If the notifications checkbox is NOT checked under "Edit Plan"
If the notifications checkbox is checked under "Edit Plan"
Jan 20 2017 10:16 AM
So if I have a Group/Plan with 10 members, and each person is assigned 10 tasks, either they'll never know about their tasks (unless they intentionally go to Planner), or everyone in the Group will get at minimum 200 messages (1 when any task is created and 1 when any task is completed). It's absolutely absurd.
The lack of progress on this seemingly simple, yet crucial function is completely disappointing. Actually, the lack of any significant updates in Planner since GA in June is disappointing, especially since just about every other area of Office 365 appears to be making updates at least quarterly.
"Email Notifications and Alert Options" on Planner Uservoice hasn't been updated since April of last year. Any bets on if we'll see this fixed before April of this year?
Jan 20 2017 10:28 AM