How to Create a Task List in SharePoint 2013?

By | August 9, 2015

Task List in SharePoint 2013

Tasks lists in SharePoint are used for capturing actions, to-dos, and deadlines. Whenever multiple people are working together to deliver on time a joint project or initiative you need some way of effectively communicating what everyone is supposed to do. You also track what everyone has (or has not) done in order to manage the project properly.

Benefits of using Task List in SharePoint 2013

  • Faster and easier user interface.
  • More flexibility with tasks and sub tasks.
  • Improved project insight with colors and a graphical timeline.
  • Enhanced accessibility with a mobile view of the task list.

In this article we will follow the below steps to learn about the following features:

  • Create Task List.
  • Creating New Task in SharePoint 2013.
  • Delete a Task
  • SharePoint Timeline

It’s really easy for developers having background in ASP.NET Technology to grasp these SharePoint related concepts easily.

Creating a Task List in SharePoint 2013

  1. Login with SharePoint site.
  2. Navigate to Site and Click on “Settings” option and then click on “site contents” option.Task List in SharePoint 2013
  3. Then click on “add an app” option.SharePoint List & Libraries
  4. Then click on “Tasks” option from your app.SharePoint Tasks
  5. Give the Task Name and click on create button.Adding Tasks
  6. It will create new task list, where you can manage your task relevant to project.Project Management Tasks

Creating New Tasks in SharePoint 2013

  1. Open the create task list and click on “New Task” icon.New Task in SharePoint 2013
  2. Add all relevant information and it will create one task in task library.SharePoint 2013 Task Details
  3. These task also assigned to relevant user, so whenever assigned user login with site, he can find this task and start working on it. He/She can also add task progress so all are aware of task’s progress.

Deleting a Task in SharePoint 2013

  1. Login as admin user and open task list.
  2. Select relevant task and open it. After that click on Delete button from ribbon task. This task will be deleted from task list.Deleting Task in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint Timeline

Users have the ability to display or remove tasks or sub tasks from the timeline.

How to Add a Task in Timeline? – When you create a task click on “…” to open task preview window. Here you can select “Add to Timeline” to add the task to the above timeline. You can remove it from same way with “Remove from timeline”.Adding Task to Timeline in SharePoint 2013

Hopefully, this SharePoint for dummies article enables SharePoint 2013 users to understand how to create Task List, add tasks to Task List, Remove the Tasks from Task List (if required) and  add/removes tasks from their timeline.

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