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Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online Cookbook

By : Gaurav Mahajan, Sudeep Ghatak
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Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online Cookbook

By: Gaurav Mahajan, Sudeep Ghatak

Overview of this book

Microsoft Office 365 provides tools for managing organizational tasks like content management, communication, report creation, and business automation processes. With this book, you'll get to grips with popular apps from Microsoft, enabling workspace collaboration and productivity using Microsoft SharePoint Online, Teams, and the Power Platform. In addition to guiding you through the implementation of Microsoft 365 apps, this practical guide helps you to learn from a Microsoft consultant's extensive experience of working with the Microsoft business suite. This cookbook covers recipes for implementing SharePoint Online for various content management tasks. You'll learn how to create sites for your organization and enhance collaboration across the business and then see how you can boost productivity with apps such as Microsoft Teams, Power Platform, Planner, Delve, and M365 Groups. You'll find out how to use the Power Platform to make the most of Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents. Finally, the book focuses on the SharePoint framework, which helps you to build custom Teams and SharePoint solutions. By the end of the book, you will be ready to use Microsoft 365 and SharePoint Online to enhance business productivity using a broad set of tools.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)

Assigning tasks

Planner lets you create tasks without assigning an owner. If you simply specify a task name and press Enter, a task gets created without an assignee.

You can see the tasks that don't have an assignee by grouping the tasks by Assigned to.

Getting ready

All members of the Microsoft 365 group that is associated with the plan can add task assignees.

How to do it...

You can assign a group member by doing one of the following:

  • Update the task.
  • Drag the card in Assigned to the view.

Both methods are explained in the following sections.

Updating the task

The following are the steps to update a task:

  1. Log in to using your Microsoft 365 account.
  2. Click on Planner and choose the plan you are working on.
  3. Click on the task name.
  4. Click Assign.
  5. A text box appears with the list of group members below...