Outlook CalendarAsana Integration

Outlook Calendar + Asana

Use work context to schedule meetings at scale, without having to switch between tools.

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Install Outlook Calendar for Asana

What is Outlook Calendar?

Outlook Calendar is a scheduling tool that works together with Outlook Email to help you schedule and manage your day in one view.

Why Outlook Calendar + Asana?

The Asana + Outlook Calendar integration makes it easy to schedule meetings using relevant contextual work data from Asana–without having to switch between tools..

Create or link calendar events

Both team leads and individual users can create an event from a task, by manually entering the starting and ending date/time, or selecting “First available time within date range,” which also includes the calendar availability of any collaborators whose calendars are visible to the event creator.

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You can also link to an existing calendar event and transfer task details to that event, by searching for that event in the Outlook Calendar field.

(Note: The details from the created event are not synced on an ongoing basis–that is, after an event has been created, any subsequent update from the task or from the event will not automatically reflect in the other.)

Use rules automations for recurring events at scale

Team leads and individual users can also easily set up automated workflows to schedule recurring events, cutting down on time needed to manually coordinate meetings like regular office hours, or transferring project milestones to shared calendars.

When setting up the automation, you can carry the following details from Asana to your Outlook Calendar event:

  • Title, start/due date, description
  • Optionally invite collaborators as guest events, attach files from the task, or generate a Teams meeting

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Once the event is created from the task, it can be viewed within the task as a widget that displays the event title, organizer, and timestamps.

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(Note: As with the manual process above, details from the created event are not synced on an ongoing basis–that is, after an event has been created, any subsequent update from the task or from the event will not automatically reflect in the other.)

How to connect Outlook Calendar + Asana

Here’s how to create or link an Outlook Calendar event to an Asana task:

  1. Link an event to a task by clicking Add Outlook Calendar event from a task.
  2. Select Create Calendar Event or Search Existing Events
  3. If creating a new event, add relevant details like the Title, Description, Start/End dates, and more.
  4. If adding an existing event, search for the relevant event title within the search bar.
  5. Attached calendar events will appear as a widget beneath the description in the task pane.

Note: This integration is already built into Asana, but you need an Outlook account to get started.

Here’s how to set up the Asana Rules integration with Outlook Calendar:

  1. Navigate to the specific Asana project where you’d like to add the integration
  2. Click Customize in the top-right corner, navigate to Rules, and select + Add rule
  3. Select Outlook Calendar Rules from the left column
  4. Either select a preset rule or click Create custom rule
  5. If creating a custom rule, add a name, and choose a trigger and action to get started
  6. Authenticate by clicking Connect to Outlook Calendar Rules, and follow the steps
  7. Pick the calendar you want to set up the rules with and configure what you want to include in the calendar events.

Learn more and get support

To learn more about using the Outlook Calendar + Asana integration, visit the Asana Guide.

If you have questions, feedback, or need support, contact the Asana support team.

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