Using the tasks widget
The tasks widget shows an overview of your current open SharePoint tasks. In due time this will be expanded with outlook- and planner tasks. This article is to provide a bit more background information about SharePoint tasks. Enable the widget on in the home Config in the admin panel and adjust the settings in the Widgets Config menu.
SharePoint tasks are not the same as outlook tasks or the todo tasks. These are tasks that are part of various SharePoint lists. For instance as part of a project or teamsite. A way to manage all project related tasks in one location for the entire team. The widget will accumulate all open tasks assigned to you in one place. Read more about how to create and manage a project task list or how to Work with a SharePoint task list in Project Web App. We are great fans of this method.
It is possible to specify what tasks you wish to show via the tasks widget. The standard query setting is to show a count of all open tasks assigned to the user that is logged into the application.
You could change this by adjusting or replacing the SP Query in the taks widget. Below an example of a query that shows the tasks that are overdue.
If you are a SharePoint wizzard you may have some queries of your own to adjust the search.