Within Microsoft Teams, you can use shortcodes when creating tasks for your Teamwork projects. 

In the Create a task modal in Microsoft Teams, the shortcodes should be added to the task title field. 

Note: Multiple shortcodes can be used at the same time.

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Start and due dates

Tasks created via Microsoft Teams have no start or due dates by default.

You can set start and due dates using shortcodes in the task title, in the format:

[start date][due date].

[today][tomorrow] - sets start date to today and due date to tomorrow.

[2022/01/05][2022/01/15] - sets start date to 5th Jan 2022 and due date to 15th Jan 2022.

[2022/06/08] - sets due date to 8th June 2022.

Note: The date formats you use for the start and end dates will need to match the date format set in your Teamwork localization settings.

Example:

Task name is Design Draft. Start and due dates are set using [06/10/22][06/15/22].

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Once created, the task will appear in Teamwork with a start date of 10th June 2022 and a due date of 15th June 2022.

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Assignee

You can assign the task to specific users using shortcodes in the task title, in the format @mention.

Example:

Task name is Design Draft, and the assignee is set using @kirsty.

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Once created, the task will appear in Teamwork, assigned to Kirsty. 

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Tags

You can add tags to the task using shortcodes in the task title, in the format #tagname.

For tag names with multiple words, use the format #[tag name].

Example:

Task name is Feature Enhancement, and a tag is added using #Development

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Once created, the task will appear in Teamwork with the Development  tag applied.

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You can also add multiple tags to a task at once. 

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Once created, the task will appear in Teamwork with Design Plans and Development tags applied.

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Priority

You can set a priority for the task by adding a number of exclamation marks to the start of the task title.

! - low priority

!! - medium priority

!!! - high priority

Example:

Task name is Feature not working, and a high priority is set using !!! at the start of the task name.

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Once created, the task will appear in Teamwork with a high priority set.

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Estimated time

You can set estimated time for the task using a shortcode in the task title, in the format:

[1h]

[10m]

[1h 25m]

[1:30]


Example:

Task name is Meeting, and estimated time is set using [1:30]

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Once created, the task will appear in Teamwork with an estimated time of 1 hour 30 minutes.

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