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

Problem

In Microsoft SharePoint Online, the following options are missing:

  • The Sync to Outlook button in any SharePoint Online tasks list.

    sync to outlook

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

    Tasks link in the About me section

  • The Sync to Outlook button is present on the personal site tasks list but the control is disabled.

Solution

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.

    About me in Office 365

  2. On the Quick Launch bar, click EDIT LINKS.

    Edit Links link on the Quick Launch bar

  3. Click link.

    Link for adding a link

  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.

    https://CompanyName-my.sharepoint.com/personal/UserName_CompanyName_onmicrosoft_com/AllTasks.aspx

    For example, the URL for user SaraD at Contoso will resemble the following:

    https://contoso-my.sharepoint.com/personal/sarad_contoso_onmicrosoft_com/AllTasks.aspx

    Add a link dialog box

  6. Click OK, and then click Save to save your changes.

    Save button

More information

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. 

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