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Outlook Answer Book, The: Useful Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Microsoft Outlook® 2003 by Brian Delahunty, Tom Archer

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Task Assignment

8.10. What Is a Task Request?

Outlook provides you with the capability to assign tasks to other people and to track the progress of these tasks, as well as keep information regarding the time spent by different people on particular tasks. Delegating tasks to others can free up time for you, enabling you to concentrate on more important things, and it can help ensure that the task or job is being done by the most suitable person. This feature essentially hands you impressive task- and project-management capabilities, all of which are integrated with Outlook e-mail and the other Outlook features.

A task request is the mechanism by which you assign tasks to others. It is essentially an e-mail that details the task and requests that ...

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