SharePoint reminders: Don't forget, always remember!
Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! - Please no… just ten more minutes! Lots of us talk like that every morning with their alarm clocks. Usually we press the sleep button and after several minutes the clock rings again. But what happen if it does not? In most cases the result is oversleep and being late to work. Now let’s think about a situation when a friend calls you in a day and asks for help. You say “Call me in the evening, I will help you” and usually forget about it. Unless he or she calls you later you will not remember to help them.
Where else people act like that? In a professional environment of course. It is quite likely that in your workplace you receive automated emails with information about some task to do. But, as you work on other tasks already, you would like to save it for later. Sometimes you will remember about a new task, but in lots of cases you will simply forget about that so it would be the best if someone reminded you later. Especially if you are a boss – you are probably tired of reminding others about their work and would like your IT system to do it.
In this post I will describe several ways of achieving that using Microsoft SharePoint and its extensions. I will cover differences between them as well as their advantages and disadvantages. I hope that after reading it you will know which method fits your needs.