The "Sync to Outlook" button and the "Tasks" link are missing in SharePoint Online

In Microsoft SharePoint Online, the following options are missing:
  • The Sync to Outlook button in any SharePoint Online tasks list

  • The Tasks link in the About me section of the user profile page

    Screen shot of the Tasks option
  • The Sync to Outlook button is present on the personal site tasks list but the control is disabled.
If you want to continue using your Tasks page, you have to manually restore the link to your personal site. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. In Office 365, click your profile picture, and then click About me.

    Screen shot of the About me option
  2. On the Quick Launch bar, click EDIT LINKS.

    Screen shot of the Edit Links option
  3. Click link.

    Screen shot of the link menu option
  4. In the Text to display box, type Tasks.
  5. In the Address box, type the following URL. Replace the placeholder text by using information that's specific to your account.
    For example, the URL for user SaraD at Contoso will resemble the following:
    Screen shot of the Address in the Add a link dialog box
  6. Click OK, and then click Save to save your changes.

The Tasks menu option has been removed from SharePoint Online. Additionally, the Sync to Outlook button on the personal site Tasks page is no longer available. The button may be present in the ribbon but the control is unavailable and doesn't function.

The personal Tasks page will also continue to be available for one year following the announcement that was made on September 4, 2014. After that time, this functionality will be removed and will no longer be available or supported. 

Still need help? Go to the Office 365 Community website.

Article ID: 2998445 - Last Review: 07/16/2015 16:26:00 - Revision: 10.0

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