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Easily Track Time In Microsoft Planner


A new way to keep projects and tasks on track: you can now track time inside Microsoft Planner!

Thanks to the Timeneye integration with Microsoft Planner, you can now track time for your Microsoft Planner tasks, create detailed timesheets, and know which tasks are taking most of your time. And all of this without having to leave Microsoft Planner.

Time tracking for Microsoft Planner, by Timeneye

Our integration allows you to:

  • Track time for any of your Microsoft Planner tasks, directly inside Planner;
  • Import the plans you have in Microsoft Planner as Timeneye Projects;
  • Have every new plan added to Timeneye automatically, reducing the manual work you have to do.

Find our Microsoft Planner integration in the Integrations section of your workspace and in our website integrations page

Microsoft Planner is a task and project management tool for teams that is included with Office 365.

Once you’ve created your first plan in Planner, you can organize the tasks in a kanban-like board, assign them to the team, set due dates, and so on. You can visualize your tasks, but Planner doesn't offer the possibility to track time.

Fortunately, Timeneye comes to the rescue by incorporating time tracking, enabling you to effortlessly monitor the progress of your Microsoft Planner tasks.

And the best part is, you can do it directly inside Microsoft Planner, without having to constantly switch between different applications.

To use this integration, you’ll need a Timeneye workspace and the Timeneye Browser Widget.

Sync your Plans and your Timeneye Projects

In the Integrations section of the workspace, Owners can set up the integration to synch the plans in the Microsoft Planner account with the Timeneye projects. When correctly linked, the integration will automatically import all the Plans in Timeneye. No more manual work, less time wasted, more completed tasks.

timeneye ms integration setup


All you have to do is authorize the integration, and then use the Synchronization option to import or link your plans in Timeneye.



due to Microsoft Planner’s very specific permissions, we will require teams who want to use our integration a series of authorisation, to make sure all the plans and users are correctly imported and synched from Microsoft Planner to Timeneye.

1) Only Global admins in the Microsoft account can connect this integration.

2) At the same time, every user in the workspace, regardless of their role, will have to grant permission to the Timeneye to access their plans/ the plans they are part of.

When all permissions have been approved, it’s possible to sync Timeneye and Planner, so you won’t have to manually replicate the plans in Timeneye. You can do it both manually or automatically:

timeneye ms plan sync 1 (1)

How Track Time In Microsoft Planner

After you have connected your Microsoft Planner with Timeneye, you can start tracking your time.

For tracking time, you’ll need the Timeneye Browser Widget:

Download and install the Timeneye Browser Widget for Chrome and Firefox

The widget will allow you to track time directly in Microsoft Planner.

How To Track Time For Individual Tasks In Microsoft Planner

Install the Timeneye Widget, and make sure to log in to your Timeneye workspace.

Then head to your Planner:

timeneye tracking in planner 1


You can already see the little Timeneye icon, added by the Timeneye Widget, that you can use to track time.

Click on any tasks on the Planner to see the task details.

timeneye planner task panel


The widget adds a small panel inside the task. You can use this panel not only to track time, but also to see a recap of how many entries and how many timers have been tracked, and by whom.

When you track time, you’ll be able to select your plans as Timeneye projects, and allocate the time accurately.


How To Find Your Planner Time Inside Timeneye

All the time you track with the integration is stored inside the workspace. 

The entries you create are clearly recognizable on the calendar dashboard by the Planner logo and the name of the task.

timeneye planner entries


(Here’s a detailed, step-by-step guide on this integration)

If you happened to come across this blog and are curious to learn more about Timeneye, take a look at our comprehensive list of time tracking integrations with the Microsoft 365 suite.

Productivity awaits: try the Timeneye integration with Microsoft Planner today!


New to Timeneye?

Here are two options to kickstart your journey toward enhanced productivity:

1) Try Timeneye for free. If you’d like to see Timeneye in action and possibly test it with your team, you can start your free trial today. 

2) Schedule a demo session with us, where we can show you around, answer your questions, and help you see if Timeneye is the right tool for your company.



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