I have a need to assign tasks where 300+ individual users have to acknowledge that the content of a SharePoint list has not changed and that they've read the list.

  • Each user must complete this on their own task
  • Reminders have to be sent out reminding the user to do their part

In the past, I ran into timeout problems trying to assign 300+ tasks at once.

What approach do you take when assigning out mass policy acknowledgment tasks to all employees?

  • Dear Timothy, should you mention the SharePoint version at Quest tags , it will be useful for all Commented Aug 22, 2016 at 20:19
  • Also, which approach you have tried in the past and encountered timeout?
    – Mark L
    Commented Aug 23, 2016 at 2:39

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For those that come across this in the future, I ended up going with a commercial solution called DocRead, developed by Collaboris.

They handle the task assignment outside of SharePoint, in a bespoke task management suite they bolt on to SharePoint that scales much better.

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