Summary : SharePoint 2013 My Tasks – The new “Important and Upcoming” View,SharePoint 2013 My Sites “Important and Upcoming” View in My Tasks List.
In SharePoint 2013 under My Sites the list called “My Tasks” has a new View called “Important and Upcoming” view.
This special view gives you a personal timeline to visualize all your tasks due in the next few weeks, all tasks that you’ve marked as “important,” and a list of upcoming tasks that are due in the near future. This is a self-cleaning view, meaning that it continually changes content to prevent your task lists from becoming overwhelming. As important tasks linger, they gradually lose prominence in this view so that old tasks that you haven’t gotten around to but aren’t really important anymore don’t clutter the list.
To set a Task as Important click on “Important and Upcoming” View and then you need to Click on “Set active” as marked in the Picture above.
Now you see a new an exclamation mark next to each that. Click on the exclamation sign to mark the Task as Important.
Now If you select the “Important and Upcoming” View you can see two separate Views “Important” and “Upcoming”.