May 6, 2021

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 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.

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 comes 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.

And now, Timeneye adds time tracking into the picture.

To use this integration, you’ll need your 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.

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All you have to do is authorize the integration, 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 authorization, 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:

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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 Microsft Planner:

How to track time in Microsoft Planner with Timeneye

How To Track Time For Tasks In Microsoft Planner

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

Then head to your Planner.

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

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

This is how the Timeneye widget looks in Microsft Planner

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 you already have tracked.

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.

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

Start tracking your time in Planner!


Marketing Manager at Timeneye. She’s passionate about technology and finding better, smarter ways to work. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and belting out tunes from Broadway musicals (although the neighbours don’t seem to appreciate that). Connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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