Office 365 (Outlook on the web) - Re-create Tasks

This document will explain how to recreate tasks in the Outlook on the web after migrating to Office 365. These steps can also be used to create new tasks.

You can view your task snapshots by clicking on Tasks in the Outlook on the web menu. The task snapshots will be listed under My Tasks on the left side of the screen. Clicking on one of your snapshots will display all tasks that were previously in your calendar.  You can use this list to recreate your tasks.

Using the snapshots list to recreate tasks in OWA.

Re-recreate a task

  1. Click on the specific snapshot that contains the task you want to move.
  2. Right-click on the task and select Move from the sub-menu.
  3. Select "Tasks" (this is your primary task folder). The task will automatically move to the destination task folder.

Create a tasks

  1. Open the app launcher tool in the top left of your Outlook on the web window as shown below.


  2. Click Tasks.

    After clicking on the app launcher icon, tasks will be one of the options available. The order of these apps may be different if you have modified their location. If you have not, it will be the fourth option from the left on the top row.

  3. Click Tasks folder.
  4. Click New Task.

    The new task button will be located in the upper left hand corner of OWA.

  5. In the Subject box, type a name for the task. If you've got a lot to enter, keep the subject short, and then add the details in the task body. To view additional fields for input, click on show more details.

    The show more details tab will be displayed in popup screen located on right side of OWA.

  6. If there's a fixed start or end date, set the Start date or Due date.

    Start Date or Due(Completed) Date will be located in popup box on right hand side of OWA.

  7. Set the task's priority by using Priority.
    To choose priority, click on the drop down box, indicating high, normal, or low.  A checkmark will display in front of the priority chosen.

  8. If you want a pop-up reminder, check Reminder, and set the date and time.

    By choosing a reminder, you will receive a notification before your event/task.

  9. Click Save.

    Click save to finish creating task.  Save will be located on top, centered in middle of page in OWA.

Keywords:outlook tasks recreate office 365 o365 snapshot post migration web app owa   Doc ID:41992
Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2014-07-21 09:37 CSTUpdated:2017-06-08 12:23 CST
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