SharePoint Hosting - Assign A Task In SharePoint


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This article will demonstrate how to create and assign a task in SharePoint.



1. Navigate and login to the organization's SharePoint website.


2. From the site home, click on Tasks.

3. Locate the section entitled Look & Feel, and click Top link bar.

4. The tasks display page will load, click on Add new item.

5. A configuration window for the new task will load. Enter the following information:

  1. Title: The task title.
  2. Predecessors: Any task that preceded this one, and has properties that may be inherited.
  3. Priority: Determines the emphasis placed on the task in SharePoint.
  4. Status: Indicates if the task has been started.
  5. % Complete: How much of the task is done, can only be edited if Step 4 does not say, Not Started.
  6. Assigned To: Start typing the name of a user, to check against the address book. Multiple users may be added to the same task by separating them via a semicolon (;).
  7. Check Name: Used to check the users entered in Step #6 against the organization address list.
  8. Description: What is presented to the assigned users when alerted to the task.
  9. Start Date: Date the task is started
  10. Due Date: Anticipated completion of the task.

After the items have been filled out, click the Save button to add the task.

6. SharePoint will load back to the Tasks page, check the box next to the task if there is any need for additional configuration or editing.

7. Check the box one more time next to the task to allow further editing of the task.

What Is Next?

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