Planner: What does 'All plans' show?

Published Aug 19 2019 10:25 AM 6,514 Views
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MC182488 announced the change to All plans back in June 2019, and that going forward it would not be showing groups that did not already contain plans.  We have had a few support calls coming in where customers still aren't sure what changed here so I thought it was worth a little more explanation.  

Before the change under All plans we would really show All groups.  This wasn't too obvious - because if you clicked on a group that didn't already have a plan we would then create one for you.  So it 'looked' like the group already had a plan.  Now in some cases that was fine - but we heard that many of these plans were not really needed - and with groups becoming used for more scenarios across Microsoft 365 this meant more chance of accidentally creating a plan where one wasn't needed.  To be clear, we never automatically created plans for new groups - you had to click on the group in All plans - but I can see how it may have looked like this based on the behavior described above.  

All plans now just shows all plans - and you can also tell from the tile if the group probably contains multiple plans - as the plan name (bold) doesn't match the group name show below it.

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You can of course create a new plan and choose and existing group to add it to - but we avoid the clutter and potential problems that showing all groups was causing.

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