Wrike Deepens Microsoft Office 365 Integration With Outlook Actionable Messages

With more than 100 million commercial monthly active users, we know that, in addition to Wrike, Microsoft Office 365 is an integral solution for enterprises to get work done. With the launch of Microsoft Teams last month, Microsoft introduced a chat-based workspace to Office 365, enabling enterprises to more easily connect conversations to work.

And with the concurrent launch of Wrike's Teams integration, we enabled enterprises to bring complete project management into Teams and work with their projects and tasks in Teams just as they do in Wrike.

Incorporating Outlook Actionable Messages into Wrike

Now we’re excited to announce we’ve continued down the path of better enabling enterprises to work with Wrike projects and tasks without having to leave Office 365, by way of Outlook Actionable Messages. Just officially announced at Microsoft Build 2017, actionable messages enable users to take actions on external applications from within Outlook emails. By integrating actionable messages into Wrike email notifications, we enable you to actively collaborate with team members on work and update the contents of tasks in Wrike, all without having to navigate away from Outlook, allowing you to stay focused on the work you need to complete. With Outlook Actionable Messages, you can now change due dates, update tasks statuses, and add comments to tasks right within email notifications and have those actions be immediately updated in Wrike.

An Outlook Actionable Message in a Wrike email notification.An Outlook Actionable Message in a Wrike email notification.

Even More Ways to Work in Wrike While Staying in Outlook

And we didn’t stop there. To better empower Office 365 teams using Outlook, we have also launched an Office 365 Connector and will make available an updated version of our Outlook Add-in later this year. Functioning in both Microsoft Teams as well as Office 365 Groups in Outlook, the connector enables teams to stay on top of their work by delivering notifications about events like new tasks, status changes, and date changes right into Groups chats in Outlook.

A Wrike notification sent via our connector to an Office 365 Groups discussion in Outlook.  A Wrike notification sent via our connector to an Office 365 Groups discussion in Outlook.

With the updated version of our Outlook Add-in, you will be able to quickly create new Wrike tasks based on Outlook emails. This will better ensure that work originating from email gets inserted into your workflow as quickly as possible. And by later returning to those emails, you can view the details of the tasks you created within a pane in Outlook. Just as in Microsoft Teams, tasks that appear in Outlook via the add-in will look the same as they do in Wrike. You will be able to make edits like: adding or changing assignees, adding comments and seeing other user comments in real time, updating task descriptions (including Live Editor, which enables you to see what your team is writing in real time), and more, as well as see changes other users make to those tasks in Wrike.

 A Wrike task created from an email using our Outlook Add-in, which can be edited in a panel next to that email. A Wrike task created from an email using our Outlook Add-in, which can be edited in a panel next to that email.

Enabling Collaborative Work Management Through Office 365

With Wrike, enterprises can easily manage work across multiple projects and teams, gain real-time visibility into work, and keep action items, deliverables, and conversations all in one place, enabling teams to perform their best and accomplish more. By more deeply integrating with Office 365 and other Microsoft products, Wrike enables enterprises to get more work done while staying in their business-critical tools. These new integrations with Outlook add to Wrike’s other integrations such as:

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