What you need to know
- Microsoft's new Tasks app in Microsoft Teams is rolling out.
- The Tasks app in Microsoft Teams is a rebrand of Planner.
- The feature is rolling out gradually and will continue to roll out through September.
Microsoft's new Tasks app in Microsoft Teams is rolling out now (via ZDNet. The app brings Microsoft Planner and Microsoft To Do together inside Microsoft To Do. For now, the roll out of Tasks is heading to a small group of people and the rollout will continue until September. According to Microsoft, the Tasks mobile app won't roll out until after the desktop rollout is complete.
Initially announced in April, Tasks is a rebrand of Microsoft's Planner app. It brings together several services and task management tools from Microsoft under one virtual roof. It's part of a larger idea called Tasks in Microsoft 365, as pointed out by ZDNet. Tasks in Microsoft 365 aims to bring task management in Teams, Outlook, Planner, Microsoft To Do, and Office together.
Microsoft shared a video of Tasks 365 in action earlier this week.
Since Microsoft's announcement of the feature at Ignite, the company has added several new features to Tasks in Teams, including task publishing, list view, the ability to edit multiple tasks at once, and the ability to use the APIs and Power Automate integrations.
Task publishing allows you to create tasks at a corporate level and then push them to target locations. Microsoft shares examples of assigning task to individual employees or showing a prioritized list of tasks to Firstline Workers.
List view for Tasks in Teams gives people a new visual option to outline their information. It also allows people to edit multiple tasks at once.
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