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We have OOTB "task lists" in many sites used by the same set of users.

We have a farm with "x" site collections and "x" sites with-in them without any changes to the default content type.

We would like to roll up the pending tasks and show it in a single web part placed in default portal page.

What would be best way to do this task rollup when we have multiple site collections.

Other Details: Security is driven by AD groups placed in SP groups.

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You should use Search for this task - it's the fastest and most efficient way. Only downside is a slight update delay (until it's incrementally indexed agina).

  • we've had the same requirements and we also preferred search option. although it's relevant to STD or ENT versions - not sure Foundation can support it – Ivan Padabed Apr 11 '11 at 11:24
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There are a few products in the market that currently do this, for example Lightning Conductor by Lightning Tools: http://www.lightningtools.com/lightning-conductor-2010-web-part.aspx. This tool (I think) can even rollup across web applications too.

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There are different choices:

  1. Search - not percise
  2. Cycle over site collections with SPSiteDataQuery
  3. Pre-aggregation to root site in each site collection with cycle over site collections

Main problem in query over sitecollection - each site collectiom can be in different Content Database, witch can be on a different server.

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Im on the search wagon here.

A way of avoiding the the indexing delay, you could build your own custom federated search web part that looks at SharePoint through the API (SPSiteDataQuery)

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Here is a Good free Option with some configurabiity:

SharePoint User Toolkit: Tasks Lists Roll-up for SharePoint 2010

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