Thursday, September 3, 2015

Task synchronization between SharePoint and Exchange

Task synchronization between SharePoint and Exchange

I am getting the queries about the synchronization between SharePoint and exchange from users, hence writing this article to explain the same.

Details: have configure task synchronization between SharePoint Server 2013 and Exchange. Some users see the tasks in OWA (or Outlook) synced from SharePoint but after they change this tasks in OWA - changes do not appear in SharePoint. If you then change the task again in SharePoint task data in OWA will be replaced.

Why the synchronization is not happened in vice versa?

Answer: It is by design that the tasks created in Outlook will not be synced to SharePoint task list and the tasks will be synced to Personal Tasks in users’ My Site. This is how the new feature “Sync to Outlook” works in SharePoint 2013.

If you want to display the task in the task list, then you can edit the task to make it public and choose the task list where to store it.

I hope the above clarifies the answer, If you still have any concerns, please make a comment.

I hope the above information will help you to resolve the issue, in case of any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned information then please let me know. I would be more than happy to help you as well as resolves your issues, Thank you.