It is easy to keep track of your work with the Tasks feature in Microsoft Outlook.
Not only can you build tasks for yourself, but also create tasks for other people.
Over the years I’ve written a myriad of “My Tasks” web parts using Share Point Search or the Share Point object model to roll up tasks across sites and site collections.
If you wish, you can skip the introductions and go straight to the code.
Since I still see a lot of confusion from my customers around Task Aggregation, I wanted to start out by showing where to access this feature, how to set it up properly (requires a manual step for each user), and what capabilities it has to manage your tasks (really powerful! You can find your aggregated tasks in your One Drive for Business (aka My Site, Personal Site, Sky Drive Pro) site collection, at the All page, using a URL similar to the following: If you’ve read my post explaining the left nav links on the My Site Host, you’ll remember that the Tasks link in the left nav is put there when the personal site is first created.
This post provides an overview of the Work Management feature of Share Point, and how you can use its JSOM API to read and update tasks in Share Point, Exchange, and Project Server.
The Work Management Service Application in Share Point 2013 is a powerful but little-understood feature; it aggregates, synchronizes, and updates tasks from across Share Point, Exchange, and Project Server.