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Tim JohnsonTim Johnson 

what is the difference between a task and an event?

what is the difference between a task and an event?
Deb CommDeb Comm
In our organization, Events are "meetings" or Appointments"...they have a start time, an end time, a location, and invitees.  EX: Sales meeting on the 10th from 2pm to 3pm with Fred & Wilma.

Tasks are things to do that you have assigned to yourself or that someone else has assigned to you; they have a Due Date but typically no particular time associated with it.  EX: Pick up check, drop off copy, prepare meeting notes, set up conference room, make copies for presentation, or research company

Hope that helps
Ritu JoshiRitu Joshi
As per salesforce definition:

An event is a calendar event scheduled for a specific day and time.

Examples of events are:

1)      Meetings
2)      Scheduled Conference Calls

A task is an activity not scheduled for an exact day and time. You can specify a due date for a task or there may not be a particular time or date that the tasks or activities need to be completed by.

Examples of tasks are:

- A list of phone calls you need to make.
-  An email that needs to be sent.


This functionality allows users more flexibility in using sales force as a daily task manager.

Javier GonzalezJavier Gonzalez
Tasks are a "point in time" (no duration) record of an activity, such as a logged call, a reminder, an email, etc... It can be in the future and they also have due dates and statuses (not started, completed, etc...). 

Events have a start and end time, which tasks do not. They can have invitees (Tasks can't) and by default do not have a status and they show up on your callendar, as a time block to represent the duration. 


karthik Reddy mulekarthik Reddy mule
      An event in sfdc is an calender event which  have a particular day and time.

      A task is an activity which is not scheduled for a particular day.They may have a due date or may not have a due date
                  list of  phone calls
                  an email you need to be sent

Eric MirandaEric Miranda
What is confusing to me is whether I should schedule cold calls as tasks or events. 
If a prospective client does not know I am coming to see her or him, it would apprear to be a task, but does that leave me with out a trail for my call patterns, success on cold calls etc? 
Marcus SeeMarcus See
Anything that involves communication with another person should be set as an event.