I want to replace a certain functionality, which was lost, when our user profiles were migrated to office 365. So some introducing words might be helpful.
On our sharepoint farm we had user profiles comprising a "mysite" which was essentially a personal sitecollection. There was an individual aggregated task list which displayed all tasks assigned to the user on any task list over the whole farm. A very comfortable tool to access assigned tasks from different projects, teams etc.
But I also found a version of the search center within our own farm, yielding the same results.
There is no further analogon after user profiles were migrated into office 365 by our farm admins. I wanted to build a replacement for our users to ease the life when working with assigned tasks. In fact, task lists in individual subsites make little sense if the tasks can't be aggregated automagically. Importing into outlook is no solution if you work on more than 5 projects.
My try was to make a page with a "search result" webpart to display all tasks on our sitecollection and filter it by the current user.
However I don't even get an unfiltered setup to work. No configuration of this webpart yields any result whatsoever.
I also tried every other option in the field "Restrict by app" as there are
- Current sitecollection
- current site
- don't restrict by app
On the contrary, normal search works on our SC. If I use the search form and enter "ContentType=Task" I get a pretty correct list of all tasks aggregated from our sitecollection. So, where's my basic misconception of this problem.
switching to Advanced Mode did not yield any results either.
Maybe there's some sitefeature I have to activate???
This does basically what I want, but not in the form I'd like to see it. Also I can't restrict the result to those tasks assgned to the current user only.
Ok, I managed to perform a search in the search center:
I've got hits there, too. Note, that I limited the results by adding the number of the site collection to the search string. I wanted to see if they show up among thousands of other results from all the sitecollections. It's also interesting, that the search center was moved to sharepoint online while the sitecollections aren't.
Next update Here's what I tested in the test query box:
I used T1 as search query. This is a task name appearing on at least one subsite also being assigned to me.