How to Assign Tasks In Outlook 2010

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If you're in charge of a team who's working on a project …delegate. Using the Assign Tasks feature in Outlook is a great way to assign jobs to others on your team. Here's how to use the Assign Tasks feature in Outlook 2010.

Note: This feature is available in previous versions of Outlook, too.

To assign a task, expand the To Do pane in Outlook. Then below the calendars, type in a task and press Enter. In this example I am having a member of my team research the Facebook IPO in detail.

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Next, right click on the task and select Assign Task from the Context Menu.

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The task screen comes up. Now, enter the email address of the contact(s) of the people of whom you want to assign a task. Enter the Start and Due date, Status, Priority and percentage that's complete. Then send it off to the recipients.

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Now the other people on your team can add the task to their list, send status reports and manage the task in Outlook to work best for them.

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You can use this feature over the web or on a local network in a business. It's yet another tool that allows people to stay in touch and collaborate on important projects.


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LAST UPDATED 5/14/2012