“Great, I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Tight integration with other Microsoft solutions would be a killer feature to bring business users to To-Do.
Eliminating the divide between teams' project management and individuals' task management is the key. If someone assigns me a task in Planner (or SharePoint, VSTS, etc.), that should show up on my to-do list. I should be able to prioritize it along with all of my other tasks. When I mark it complete, that should automatically update the source task so that the project manager can monitor progress.
In addition, Outlook is where I manage my day, so that's where I should be able to manage my tasks. Most incoming work lands in my email inbox, so the ability to create a task from there is crucial. That task should have a link back to the original email so I can reopen it and reply or process it, depending on what the task entails. Some task management apps refer back to emails, but none of them work well with Outlook because it currently lacks a good way to link to an individual mail item.
Please, please, please start working on integration between your solutions instead of introducing more new apps that do the same things as existing offerings.”
“You're making an artificial distinction. Teamwork and individuals' to-dos are the same thing. Off the top of my head, I can think of six different online task management solutions from Microsoft. None of them work with each other. That's ridiculous. What we need is a way for teams and individuals to manage their tasks in the same solution. Nobody wants to go six (or even two) different places to decide which task to do next.”