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Task Management API

While reviewing the O365 Preview API I was wondering what about Task-Management. Currently there are two systems for task management (Exchange and SharePoint). Would be great to see a roadmap for TaskManagement in the O365 Story and of course get an API to easily connect Apps to consume tasks. (No CSOM required just give us REST :D)

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    Thorsten HansThorsten Hans shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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      • scotsmanscottscotsmanscott commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any chance you could fix the orderHint attribute (for tasks, checklists, etc) so it's possible to influence the order of newly created items in the GUI.

        If I create a checklist, the items seem to end up in a totally random order, no matter what I do.

        I orginally thought they would appear in the same order as the appeared in the JSON used to create them, but that's not the case.

        I subsequently tried to influence the order using orderHint, but that makes no difference either.

      • Tavi TrumanTavi Truman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Glad and good to see that the team is working on the Task Management concept and API; now that we have more people using Outlook we are seeing a dramatic increase in our users taking advantage of Task and To-Do list and Workflow like activities. As we aren't fans of REST APIs and are Native Platform .NET developers (C#, F# WPF, UWP, XAML and Xamarin) the Graph API makes total sense for us and we stay productive in programming. Right now we not in a good space because of the various competing Office 365 APIs and not all of the capabilities are in the Graph API so that creates a big problem for us. I'm hoping you guys can deliver at least parity to legacy Task API soon!!

      • BillBill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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      • mikemike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there any news on if it would be possible in the future to create outlook task by the graph api

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The current tasks API (beta) only allows for the Planner tasks, while we want to be able to access O365 tasks. Is this also on the roadmap?

      • Henrik OlssonHenrik Olsson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Of course, the task management API should work with Exchange/Office365 as well as Outlook.com. (Personally, I'm not that interested in SharePoint and Project - that could be a future enhancement.)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I read in a stackoverflow post that it is still not planned to support the tasks through the Office 365 API. I really hope, this changes in the future.

      • ArjunArjun commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any update on this? I'd really like to be able to use this api to manage my tasks.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any updates on this?

        I would like to be able to read/write Exchange Tasks right now with the Office 365 API. It's ok if the API changes later on if/when you figure out how to merge Sharepoint Tasks in. As it is now, Windows 8 AKA Metro AKA Universal AKA Windows Store Apps cannot access Tasks through Outlook COM or the Office 365 APIs.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have a client that wants to create an Asana.com experience internally through Office 365 Unified API and Azure web app, and we need me/tasks working. Is there any preview or roadmap on me/tasks API?

        The response from the forums was to make comments here.
        https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/ed50e115-65c3-489e-bdf8-f72107110d71/how-to-get-tasks-using-office-365-unified-api?forum=appsforoffice

        thanks
        rhogue

      • Adam TothAdam Toth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If you include Project Server, there are 3 systems. The WorkManagement service is powerful enough to be that API, however it needs a lot of work. It currently doesn't support App authentication, so you can only use the JSOM library in O365, and not from an App for SharePoint. Enable WorkManagement for Apps, and give it a proper REST interface!

      • Chris GivensChris Givens commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You are a very smart man Mr Hans! :) I brought up the same thing a few weeks ago internally being that Google has a very impressive Tasks implementation.

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