How to integrate Microsoft Planner with Outlook using Microsoft Flow

 Office 365, Office 365 Planner
May 31 2017

As we receive most of tasks via email, it is necessary to have Outlook integrated with a task management system. Microsoft Planner is the easy to go task management tool for users and they would love to integrate it with Outlook for easy task creation. Microsoft recently announced the availability of Planner in Microsoft Flow. Using this we can integrate Outlook and Planner. Let's see how we have done this with a scenario.

Scenario:

When an email is flagged from Outlook, a task will be created in Planner and similarly an event will be created for the task in users calendar.

How to create Flow for this?

Creating a task in Planner does not require Start or Due date. But in order to create a calendar event for the task a date is necessary. So we have used email received date time as Start date and we have added +12 hours as Due date time for the event.
In order to achieve this, we need to use 'Compose' section to write formulae to calculate end time for the task.
“@addhours(triggerBody()['DateTimeReceived'],12)”
Now follow the steps as numbered in below screenshot to create this flow.