Microsoft has just announced that it is rolling out Microsoft To Do to Outlook for Windows. This means that users can get more productive by staying on top of their To Do tasks and planning your day right from Outlook for Windows. For those not familiar with Microsoft To Do, you can check out our insightful piece that will help you get started.
Here's a glimpse of the Microsoft To Do and Outlook for Windows for the Current Channel users (starting with Current Channel version 2207) integration.
This integration adds a new feature that lets users view their flagged emails in Outlook in the Flagged email list of the To-Do app directly.
You will be able to get a snippet of the email, but if you want the full details you will have to open it in Outlook. The feature should be on by default, but if it is not available navigate through To Do Settings > Connected Apps > Turn on Flagged email to enable it.
Besides all this, the integration will allow users to find all the assigned tasks from Planner as well as shared lists, right in the Assigned to me list. It also comes with a dark theme to enhance readability that can easily be set by changing your Outlook theme to dark. Microsoft To Do is available to Microsoft 365 Current Channel users running the following versions of Outlook for Windows:
- 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).
However, if you have an eligible Microsoft 365 subscription and user license for the Microsoft To Do app, "you will be able to easily access To Do alongside the main Outlook functions such as email and calendar which are now displayed vertically to the left of the folder pane.," explains Microsoft.
In other related news, Microsoft To Do on Android recently got a new rich text editor as well as new ways to customize the widget. And finally, Marvel's She-Hulk theme is now available for both Android and iOS users.