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”
I need to practice my mellow, so I am just going to sing along to a few of these.
Mellow and Cool lies after the fold Continue reading “Sunday Night Music”
A quick post in response to questions on where to start reading on Acrobat and Digital Certificates.
Adobe provide a couple of starting points:
While this talk is focused on social and political issues, this theme is relevant to addressing change and problems in business and personal relationships.
Well worth the time. Video after the fold Continue reading “Willful Blindness Ted Talk – To make you think”
“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)”
A few common older email signature practices aren’t mobile friendly, so here are my tips to make it easier for me to call you from an email on my phone: Continue reading “Make your email signature mobile device friendly, from the Grumpy Trainer”
If you are in IT in any way, or have even a little propeller on your hat you should be listening to Security Now. Recent episodes have been explaining and covering thoroughly the mechanics and issues arising from the US government internet surveillance program. It can get a little heavy technically at points, and I am glad I did networking at college once upon a time..but don’t let this put you off. You won’t be the first or last person to rewind and review parts of an episode. its well worth the effort.
I’ve included the video in my post, but I think its best consumed as audio – you get get it from iTunes or the link above.
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
Why did I buy a tablet?
My requirements/objectives were
- I wanted a better ebook reader, to facilitate study (with ability to listen to audio books and podcasts)
- I wanted something with a bigger screen than my phone for email and simple document preparation
- I wanted something smaller than my laptop to suit “one bag travel” as I do more travel for work (laptop is old, heavy and soon to be replaced)
- I wanted something with a bigger screen than my phone for basic access to Office 365
- All the cool kids have tablets and I wanted one too!
- On a tight budget
So I wanted a light work and study tool
Why not buy an Ipad?
Ipads are very, very nice. No argument at all.
Every small business decision is a compromise, governed by Cash Flow, Budget and like factors. In plain language, the Ipad was about $AUD 170 dearer. And I needed that $170 elsewhere. Continue reading “Nexus 7 and Office 365”
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..