Digital task management with Microsoft To-Do

Microsoft has launched To-Do, a new app for digital task management. The To-Do app is now included as a new integration in Office 365. Currently, the To-Do app is being rolled out exclusively in "First Release" tenants.

Microsoft To-Do comes from the developers of the Wunderlist app and sees itself as its successor. At the beginning of 2017, Microsoft had stopped the further development of Wunderlist. In order to facilitate the switch to the new app, all users have the option of importing their tasks from Wunderlist into Microsoft To-Do. Through the integration in Office 365, tasks can be easily synchronised from Outlook into the To-Do App.

Access digital to-do lists from anywhere

To-Do can synchronise tasks on all mobile Apple, Android or Windows 10 devices. In addition, it is possible to access Microsoft To-Do lists at any time via a website. In addition to the "My Day" view, the tasks can be organised via personal lists, such as private, work or shopping. For a better overview, the lists can be customised with individual designs and colours.

Sync Microsoft To Do Tasks
Synchronise Microsoft To-Do tasks

Creating tasks from Microsoft Planner using Flow

There is currently no way to create tasks in To-Do directly from Microsoft Planner. However, tasks can be created with Microsoft Flow, which is also part of Office 365. If a new task is created in Planner, it can be transferred to the To-Do app list using Flow.

To Do Tasks from Microsoft Planner
To-Do Tasks from Microsoft Planner


The new Microsoft To-Do App supports as a digital checklist and is a first step to better manage daily tasks. Currently, Microsoft is working on further features and improvements. In the future, the tasks of other services such as SharePoint or Project Online could also be displayed in the To-Do App. We are curious.