Microsoft Flow Integration
Microsoft Flow currently supports Wunderlist and Todoist. Offering support for Microsoft To-Do would mean, that a lot of automations could work with this service as well (e.g. create a To-Do if I'm mentioned in a certain mail, etc.) This would enhance this service greatly
We are happy to announce that you can now integrate Microsoft To-Do with Microsoft Flow.
To create a flow using Microsoft To-Do, log in to Microsoft Flow with the same Microsoft Account you use with Microsoft To-Do. Then just select the connector or service you’d like to send a to-do from.
You’ll then have the option to select the trigger you’d like to begin your flow, such as When a new email arrives. Now select + New step and then Add an action. From the available actions, select Microsoft To-Do – Add a to-do. You’ll also need to enter the Subject field in order to add a title for your to-do. Then select Save flow and you’re ready to go!
@Bodo, as i already mentioned below, i contacted Microsoft about this error. There explanation is that the connector does not support MSA accounts (which to them is Microsoft Internet Account like live.com, outlook.com addresses. Again according to their support team, they will publish a new connector that will support MSA accounts. I also asked to better document it, but all they added was '(business)' in the connector page.
Bodo Fluss commented
Unfortunately I'm facing an error message with an authorization problem... The German error message is the following...
"Überprüfen Sie Ihre Kontoinformationen und/oder Berechtigungen, und versuchen Sie es noch mal."
I'd bei really glad to use To-Do with Alexa but as long there's no Integration (e.g. via flow or IFTTT) I have to stick with Google tasks.
Aaron Meyers commented
It is quite unfortunate that "Microsoft Flow integration" is considered "COMPLETED" when only a minimum support for actions is implemented. I had a bunch of automation set up in Flow with Wunderlist but it was mostly based on *triggers*.
There needs to be a lot more done here:
- Trigger when task is completed
- Action to get the to-dos in a list (strangely there is one to get the lists but not the to-dos themselves)
- Action to update an existing task
- Action to delete a task
Vote this idea to get triggers for To-Do (only actions available at the moment):
I'm also facing the permissions issue, what a pitty... Can't wait for it too work.
Same issue here (with outlook.com account): "Please check your account info and/or permissions and try again.". Signing out and removing the account did not work. Contacted MS Support, they have no clue, they will investigate, i also gave them link to this page.
Chris Cochrun commented
Also, for anyone having troubles with permissions, follow the flow dialogues and make sure you sign in again. It should open another browser window asking what account you want to use for To Do.
Chris Cochrun commented
Just used it, amazing! Thank you! It can essentially really automate my task lists! Way to go guys!
Super excited for this feature. Unfortunately, I can't get the connector to work. I always get: "Please check your account info and/or permissions and try again.". The connection is shown to be ok, when I look in the Connections overview.
thanks for the update!
The integration sadly still doesn't work... I get the following error massage:
"Please check your account info and/or permissions and try again."
I tried it with my personal and business Office365 account, but I get the same error message. Is this because of some regional settings or because of the To-Do connector being still "preview"?
I just used Flow today with this app! Must have updated it.
This missing but obvious feature is the reason why I downloaded flow. I hoped to be able to use this as a workaround for a missing synchronization of flaged e-mails between outlook and to-do. Both are missing, this surprise me substantially
Joel Semeniuk commented
This is super important - here is a scenario. I'm really bad when following up on email when I'm travelling and always on my mobile. Without Outlook mobile I flag emails that I should followup.. but forget about them anyway. I want to flag an email then have a TODO item created for me with a due date of +1 days.
Add it to IFTTT or Flow so that we can utilize Alexa or Google Home please!
Aaron Powell commented
I created a bit of a custom connector over Flow for some automation that I needed, you can find the Connector exported here: https://gist.github.com/aaronpowell/a2f87eefcff320df39645c3570584599#file-outlook-tasks-connector-json
Marc Schneider commented
If it should replace wunderlist, it should support IFTTT, please! With the following options: Add and Remove of entries.
Johan Karlsson commented
I think it would be a great if there was a connector for To-do in Microsoft Flow and triggers like it is for Wunderlist.
Nicolas Keller commented
Hi Marcel, unfortunately Microsoft Flow is still missing some crucial connectors like Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, IFTTT Integration would really be awesome, especially since some users are coming from Wunderlist and already have set up their recipes. Please consider IFTTT in the future! Thanks!
AdminMarcel (Admin, Microsoft To-Do) commented
You can already integrate Microsoft Flow with Microsoft To-Do by using a workaround through Outlook Tasks. In Microsoft Flow you can create a flow to automatically create Outlook Tasks under certain conditions. Outlook tasks automatically sync with To-Do so they will also show up there.