We’ve released a new SharePoint site directory but we need your help to properly organize the content. If you see a site in the list you’re familiar with, take a moment to update the details about the entry so sites can easily be found by everyone. See the SharePoint Blog article for more details.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted something SharePoint related so here’s a quick tip that started on Twitter. One individual whom I follow was asking if there was a fix for the Explorer View in a document library over SSL for those using IE8. That is our setup, SharePoint accessed over SSL and I run IE8. I told her I usually have to authenticate to open the view and the transfer is typically slow. We received a follow-up tweet from @Hugheser saying to check the LAN configuration settings in IE.
You want to uncheck that first box if it’s enabled and you’ll see an a significant increase in transfer speed.
The new student email transition to Outlook live has begun. This is how it will affect Sharepoint.
- Collab Site collections – If students have been added directly added by their old PirateID, they will have access to the site until September 30th. It would be in your best interest to remove their old PirateID and replace it with their new one. If students were granted access via a Active Directory Security group, like by a course distribution, students will need to login via their new PirateID. Group membership has been dropped from their old accounts and moved to their new accounts.
- Download Center – Students need to log in with their new PirateIDs. The download Center works off of Active Directory security groups, therefore the old PirateIDs have no permission to access the site or any files.
For up-to-date information about the new student email change, visit the Outlook Live page.
With last weekends maintenance, certain lists and libraries can receive emails. The following lists and libraries can be email enabled in the settings menu.
- Discussion Lists
- Picture Libraries
- Document Libraries
- Form Libraries
They all have practical uses, some more frequent than others. The biggest winner out of the group in my opinion is email enabling a calendar. Why you may ask? Every site collection that is created comes with a calendar by default. This calendar can be utilized in many ways depending on the need of the site. It could be to list time off requests or track meetings for a committee.
By setting up an email address, this will allow you to add the email address as a recipient in the To: field and this will automagically place the meeting or event on the Sharepoint calendar. This is especially useful when using the Connect to Outlook function in the list Actions menu.
If you’re creating a new calendar, you’ll have the option to set an incoming address if desired. It can always be set up later. If you specify an email address that’s already in use, you’ll receive an error that the list was created but creating the address failed. It will have to be configured again. To do that or set up an address after the fact, go to the calendar and select Settings, List Settings and click the Incoming email link. Add the address and click OK and you can start sending emails to Sharepoint lists.
Cross-posted from the Sharepoint Blog:
- cmte – Designed for University wide committee spaces
- research – Designed for research focused site
- grants – Designed for spaces who are working on one off or perpetual grant applications
In part 1, I talked about using the Check Effective Permissions option in Site Settings to see what permissions a user has been granted. In part 2, I talk about how to use the Compare Permissions option in Site Settings to see what lists and libraries are using broken permissions and how they differ from the parent.