In this video, learn how to update a task with Outlook Tasks and send a status report.
- [Narrator] If I've completed a task, … I can always right-click on it and mark it as complete. … If that task was delegated to me … and the original owner of the task asks for an update, … they would receive one at this point … when I marked it as complete, … but I can update a task and send an update … even if the task was never delegated to me, … and I can do this as a way to quickly report on progress. … For example, I would like to make sure … that I'm letting my boss know … that I've actually taken this webinar. … Notice that this was never assigned to me. … This is my task that I created. … I'm the owner, Gini Von Courter, … but I can send a status report to whoever I wish … with what I've done about this. … Right now it says not started, 0% complete. … That doesn't make a lot of sense for me to send, … but perhaps I'm working, and I'm halfway through the course. … I'm in progress, and I'm 50% of the way done. … Now, send a status report, … and I could just add some additional text at the top. …
Note: This course was recorded in Office 365, but anyone using a recent version of Outlook—including 2019, 2016, and some earlier versions—will be able to follow along.
- Prioritizing work with Outlook
- Estimating the time for tasks and email
- Creating an appointment, event, or meeting
- Creating recurring meetings
- Flagging items
- Applying categories to tasks and to-do items
- Creating tasks from email or from scratch
- Completing a task and sending an update