Posted on 26 January 2012 by Spade
I recently did a project where my client needed several calendars provisioned via a Feature Receiver when a particular type of Site Collection was created; they had one primary calendar and they wanted all the other calendars to be overlaid onto the primary one using SharePoint 2010’s Calendar overlay capabilities. Here’s a quick summary of [...]
Posted on 25 August 2011 by
I will be bringing the SharePoint love to Atlanta for TechEd 2011 in May. I hope to see you all there. This is going to be a great event. I also have the honor of co-presenting OSP302 with Scot Hillier . Code Session Room Day Time Add to Calendar OSP209…(read more)
Posted on 06 April 2011 by
Some features are just so obvious that it might never occur to you that they’re not included in SharePoint 2010. Doesn’t it make sense that since SharePoint has a collaborative calendar feature, and alerting capabilities, that it would also have SharePoint Reminders functionality right out-of-the-box? Well, it doesn’t. And that lack has bothered people for quite some time. There just hasn’t been a really slick, elegant way to get that functionality into SharePoint. Until now.
SharePoint Solutions has added SharePoint Reminders functionality in the new version of our Alert Manager product, SharePoint Alert Manager for SharePoint 2010. It bolts transparently onto SharePoint 2010 and the SharePoint Reminders functionality shows up in the interface itself.
You can set a SharePoint Reminder on any SharePoint list item that has a date and time field – calendar items, task items, and more.
- SharePoint Reminders can be sent up to 30 days before or after a date/time field’s value.
- Conditions can also be defined to apply simple send/don’t send logic.
- Any number of recipients can be sent the reminder, including SharePoint groups.
You can see a quick overview of this functionality on our SharePoint Reminders page.
You’ll find lots of ways to use your new SharePoint Reminders functionality. Here are some common business uses:
- Your company has a policy that all employees get annual formal performance reviews. But you would like to give your direct reports abbreviated one-on-one performance reviews each quarter and would like to be reminded to prepare for those in advance.
- You are responsible for maintaining assorted electronic equipment for your company that relies on batteries (for instance, cordless phones, mice, computer CMOS batteries, etc.). You know that the batteries will need to be replaced before the equipment wears out. So, each time you get a new item, you want to log it into a SharePoint list with an acquired date. You want to set a reminder on the acquired date to go replace the batteries after a certain period of time.
- You maintain document libraries that have official policy and procedure documents in them. Your job requires you to periodically review each of the documents to make sure they are up to date. You want to set a reminder on each document to review it every six months.
- You sell maintenance agreements on products that customers buy from you, but the maintenance agreements only last for a certain period of time. Before the maintenance agreement expires, you want to be reminded to send the customer an offer to renew their maintenance agreement.
Once you get used to using SharePoint Reminders, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without them. And of course all of this is in addition to the killer SharePoint Alert Management functionality that our Alert Manager 2010 product provides. Just one more way that our engineers at SharePoint Solutions are working to make your SharePoint ideas come to life.
Posted on 04 April 2011 by Spade
Pretty simple, but I always seem to forget…when adding a page to a new site in a Feature, you need the following markup to add a calendar view of an Events list in a ListView web part:
<View List="Lists/Calendar" BaseViewID="2" WebPartZoneID="Top" WebPartOrder="0" DefaultView="TRUE" Type="Calendar" />
Posted on 14 February 2011 by
I want to display my Sharepoint calendar entries on my Windows Mobile Calendar. Does anyone know how to do that?
You can do that with an OLMixedFolders. This add-in will synchronise your sharepoint calendar entries with your standard folder. That way you can keep it up-to-date with your mobile through the normal ActiveSync.
by: Denise Schubert
on: 16th February 11
Posted on 05 August 2010 by
When I make changes to the outlook, they don’t show up on my Sharepoint calendar. I did do the Action – Connect to Outlook from SharePoint. Help
Ask someone in your IT dept.
by: Jeff P
on: 11th August 10
Posted on 12 January 2010 by Tony
I am trying to add a calendar to an internal Sharepoint site. Typically, I would go to my page –>All Site Content–>Create and under Tracking, click on Calendar. In one of the subsites, I follow all these steps but only see ‘tasks’ under tracking…nothing else. Is there a reason why Calendar option is not appearing under Tracking? I have full admin rights, unless I need some other special permission?
Maybe you just do not have that option installed…
You can download a “calendar” script in php/mysql at http://www.web2coders.com (free)
and integrate it to your code.
on: 19th January 10
Posted on 17 September 2009 by Tony
We’ve got an issue when editing holiday in our sharepoint calendar. It seems that we cannot set a date prior to today’s date in the calendar. Let say that on the week starting 14/09/2009 if a member of staff is off (for whatever reason) and I want to enter it today, I cannot select the 14th, otherwise it does not show in the staff movement list…I will have to enter today’s date (the 17th) and then it will appear (very odd).
If it is a default setting to change could you tell me where? Or if there are any other alternative could you let me know? Is there a way to amend this via Outlook (2007) in the shared calendar?
Thanks for your reply. We are using Outlook 2007 and Sharepoint 2003. There are no error message of any kind, it’s on the web interface that I try to set that up. Under “Staff movement” we’ve got a list edited manually by one admin staff, the problem is that we’ve got 50 members of staff and it can be quiet hard to maintain for her. What’s the best way to manage everyone calendar, meetings and stuff. I read that Outlook can communicate with SP but I still have to find out how.
Are you tryiong to make these changes in the browser or in Outlook? I am running SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) and do not have this issue. As far as I know we installed with all the default settings. Are you getting an error message of some kind?
on: 14th October 09
Posted on 26 April 2009 by
I have read the book many times and still don’t understand it, but I have a worksheet due in in a few days but I still can’t do it. Here is the worksheet-
Can someone please help me?!
The Giver — Lois Lowry
by: Electric Blue
on: 2nd June 09
Posted on 15 January 2009 by Tony
I need help with customizing the page, especially the calendar. Is there a way to color coordinate the calendar so that events with different topics have separate colors. I’d prefer a solution that doesn’t require a download or the purchase of a new software, but any information will help.
I wrote a blog post on how to do this… check it out here:
by: Devin W
on: 25th March 09