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M365 Changelog: Planner tasks storage location update

Petri Staff

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MC289682 – Updated May 03, 2022: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft is pleased to roll this out after the delay (MC229058 – May ’21). Starting in mid-October 2021, a copy of some Planner tasks will be stored in a user’s Exchange mailbox. All Planner tasks will continue to be stored in the Planner Service.

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When this will happen:

  • Standard: Microsoft will begin rolling this out in mid-November 2021 and are targeting completion of the rollout by late January (previously mid-December). – Complete
  • GCC: Microsoft will begin rolling this out in late March (previously mid-January) and is targeting completion of the rollout by late May (previously late April). 

How this will affect your organization:

A secondary copy of Planner tasks which are assigned to at least one user will be stored in the user’s Exchange mailbox. If a task is assigned to multiple users, each user will have a copy of the task stored inside their individual mailbox. Unassigned tasks will not be copied to a mailbox.

For end users, existing To Do, Planner, and Outlook Task experiences will remain the same.

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This update supports our work to add Planner tasks to eDiscovery and to build deeper integrations between To Do and Planner.

What you need to do to prepare:

There are no changes to end user experiences for the Planner or To Do apps. Planner tasks assigned to users will automatically start appearing as part of existing eDiscovery experiences.

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