Introducing list sharing from personal accounts to work accounts in Microsoft To Do

Published 02-25-2021 01:03 AM 3,532 Views
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Microsoft To Do gives you a personal and intuitive way to stay organized and make the most of every day. Today, most of our tasks involve collaboration with multiple people – something that list sharing can make easier. Whether you want to share a list of work items with your colleagues or a grocery list with a loved one, To Do makes it easy to collaborate and get things done together.

 

List sharing in To Do was originally restricted to sharing between personal accounts and sharing between work (or school) accounts within the same organization. However, many of you wanted to be able to share between personal and work accounts.

 

We listened to your feedback and are pleased to announce that you can now share lists from personal accounts to work accounts in Microsoft To Do.

 

To Do supports list sharing for the following scenarios: 

  • Sharing between personal Microsoft accounts.
  • Sharing between accounts within the same place of work or education.
  • Sharing between personal accounts and work accounts. Work accounts can join lists owned by personal accounts provided enterprise admins have enabled this feature for their respective organizations. However, personal accounts cannot join lists owned by work accounts.

 

Whether it’s a grocery list that your spouse wants to share from a personal account with your work account or a work-related list that an external vendor team can share from their personal accounts with your work account, collaborating on To Do has never been easier.

 

Want to know more? You can read up on list sharing here.

 

We can’t wait to hear what you think about this new feature - let us know in the comments below or over on Twitter and Facebook. You can also write to us at todofeedback@microsoft.com.

5 Comments
Occasional Contributor

"...provided enterprise admins have enabled this feature for their respective organizations."?

@terrylarsen Are you able to provide further details about what is meant by, the above? Is this a PowerShell setting?

Thank you.

New Contributor

Hi,

This is not a new feature as you have had this for a while, right?

 

Sadly, it still doesn't work. I keep seeing "getting list ready" and goes nowhere. Getting list ready message appears across the platform - on web, iOS and windows.

 

This has been reported on twitter by a good few people and I have logged it with your support team on numerous occasions. 

 

Thanks

 

Microsoft

@m36five This is a setting in the M365 admin portal website.

 

@mdevitt sorry about the issue, can you raise a ticket by dropping an email to hstodo@microsoft.com?

Occasional Contributor

Thank you @terrylarsen. For others who find this page looking for Admin controls, it's M365 Admin Center > Settings > Org Settings > Microsoft To Do.
This really is something that should have come through either the Microsoft Roadmap (if it is there, I can't find it) or the M365 Message Center. This affects businesses who may wish to restrict access to personal information in work M365 services. Admins who aren't monitoring the Microsoft To Do blog will have no idea this is happening until it's already rolled out.


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We listened to your feedback and are pleased to announce that you can now share lists from personal accounts to work accounts in Microsoft To Do.

You clearly didn’t listen, because that’s not what the users were asking for.

Sharing personal tasks or calendar with work is a bad idea, for many reasons. 

What the users were asking for is the ability to combine personal and work account on personal mobile devices. Which is one of the many basic features that don’t exist in ToDo. I had great expectations for it but it turned into a sad joke, just a step short from beck ING abandonware.

 

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