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Microsoft To Do integration rolls out to Outlook for Windows

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft To Do now integrates with Outlook for Windows.
  • The new functionality is rolling out to Current Channel users of Outlook.
  • The To Do app appears within the panel on the left side of Outlook for Windows.

Microsoft To Do now integrates with Outlook for Windows. Specifically, the integration between To Do and Outlook is rolling out to Current Channel users starting with version 2207. The update adds the ability to use the To Do app directly within Outlook for Windows, creating a similar experience to Outlook on the web.

Microsoft To Do already integrated with Outlook on the web. Some functionality extended to other versions of Outlook as well through task syncing. But the newly rolled out integration brings the entirety of the To Do app into Outlook for Windows.

The integration supports viewing flagged emails within Outlook in To Do, viewing assigned tasks within the "Assigned to me" list, and browsing through the "My Day" section of To Do within Outlook.

Microsoft To Do also works with Microsoft Planner. All of your assigned tasks from Planner will appear within the "Assigned to me list."

The To Do within Outlook has a dark mode, allowing you to match the black theme within Outlook.

Here are the versions of Outlook for Windows that can work with To Do, as outlined in a Tech Community post from Microsoft (opens in new tab):

  • Current Channel Version 2201 (Build 14827.20000) or later: Available by turning on the Coming Soon toggle.
  • Current Channel Version 2207 (Build 15427.20000) or later: Available by default. (Feature rollout is still in progress. Some users may still need to turn on the Coming Soon toggle until the feature has fully rolled out).

Using the Microsoft To Do app within Outlook requires an eligible Microsoft 365 subscription.

The To Do app appears within the left panel of Outlook for Windows.

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Sean Endicott
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