I'm pretty new to sharepoint-development, so I thought I'd check real quick with the gurus in here.
I've been given the task of building a replacement for the built-in Alert Me feature. The main reason for this is to allow for alerting members of a role with a forms authenticated sharepoint.
This is where you guys come in. I know you can build an immediate Alert Me function by creating list item event receivers.
However, if I wanted to create the summary-feature (daily/weekly notifications) - what would be the best way to go about this?
With very limited knowledge, all I could think of was to create a Windows Service, which checks daily for changes to the lists, and sends notifications accordingly, in one summarized email.
Would I be wrong to assume that this is, if not the best/only way to do it, at least one way of doing it?
And could I use the SPChangeCollection to accumulate the changes?
thanks in advance :)