This is a frustrating problem
There are two steps
Step 1. Enable the “Open Documents in Client Applications by Default ” service – see steps here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2859986
Step 2. Check the Library Settings –> Advanced Settings–> Opening documents in browser is set to “Use the server default (Open in the client application)”
The following collection of light reading is to guide those who need to connect SharePoint Online and existing on premise Exchange and Active Directory
The aim is to have on log in with cloud and on premise services synchronized. Continue reading “Hybrid SharePoint Online – Existing on Premise Active Directory and Exchange”
“How can we protect documents that users might download from SharePoint?”
You need Information Rights Management (IRM) service – now available in some Office 365/SharePoint online plans
And now some resources to get you started if you have SharePoint Online (2013) . Continue reading “Getting Started with Information Rights Management and SharePoint Online (or On Premise)”
Which Tools are available for which Tablets and Phones?
A growing range of Office tools are now available for Phones and Tablets. Use this post to find which tools are available for your device and related overview articles. I will update this as new tools are released.
“I know Microsoft backs up SharePoint Online data, but how do I do it myself? – Just to be safe?”
I have found the resources and articles detailed below. I have to work through and evaluate these tools and approaches myself. So at this point I can’t recommend a particular tool, they are all listed to give you possibilities Continue reading “Where to start reading up on SharePoint Online Backup (a little on On Premise)”
I have been asked the question of how to do this a few times. Finally got five minutes to research it.
The answer is quite clever and simple. It can be done using standard SharePoint and Outlook features.
- Create a view showing items in the calendar with a start time of Today
- Connect to the RSS feed from the SharePoint view using Outlook
- Use rules and alerts in Outlook, to set up an Alert on new items in the RSS feed
Steps in Detail
There are two good articles that outline the process in detail
If you have this problem, you may have just upgraded to IE10.
The solution is easy, you need to switch on compatibility mode in IE 10. At this point, I will direct you to Cory Peters who will show you how to do this (its easy)
This issue is likely to crop up more as SharePoint 2007 persists and browsers progress..
How does SharePoint Backup and Restore work
I have had a few questions about this recently, SharePoint backup is a little out of my normal territory. But there are a lot of IT people who have to look after SharePoint sites who may not have this information to hand and since I’ve had questions, I have put together some resources to get you started.
I hope the above links are useful for those of you in the server support side who have to back up SharePoint
This post is for training providers who are moving into SharePoint end user training. It covers how to check email related functions are working and response times are reasonable, once your IT department have completed the setup.
Checking Email Functionality
Demonstrating features such as Workflows, Alerts and Tasks all depend on this feature working. It requires some additional steps behind the scenes which may have been missed.
Navigate to any list or library in the site
Look for the Library Tools tab (or List tools Tab) and click on Library
Observe the Alert Me tool towards the right Continue reading “SharePoint Set up Checks”
How to use Search, Scopes and Refiners in SharePoint
For SharePoint 2010 and Office 365/SharePoint Online users – A short tutorial on using Search to find documents and items in SharePoint.
As a side note – I think I have sorted the volume level issues.
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I am recommending this TED talk for two reasons (i) Amanda presents an alternative to conventional business models and (ii) It is just a really effective presentation.
I will be recommend this and the Amy Cuddy TED talk as examples of effective presentations in my PowerPoint courses – any of the TED talks are worth studying to improve presentation technique beyond PowerPoint.
I know every business presentation can’t be like this – but why not just a little bit?
Watch one, Learn something today
PS last few minutes includes an image that in certain cultures may be NSFW. Its a sad world where there is a need for this disclaimer.
Give me 26 minutes and I will show you how process your email efficiently.
In part 1, I demonstrate how to process incoming email effectively and support your time management. You will see how to quickly convert incoming email into Reminders, Appointments, Tasks and Contacts. In part 2, I demonstrate two tools to sort and organise your email (Rules and Quick Steps) and one to find them later! (Search folders).
Continue reading “How do I manage my email efficiently?”
Windows 8 itself
Running Windows 8 on a PC or virtual machine will help and its not too hard to set up. I have been working through the book below over the last couple of days, and it is invaluable to be able to jump out into Windows to try a feature when you get to it in the book.
There is a growing range of Windows 8 books available, via Safari Books Online I have been using and recommend Paul Thurrott and Rafael Riviera’s Windows 8 Secrets. (John Wiley & Sons)
Continue reading “What Resources are there for Trainers and others needing to get across Windows 8?”