If you are not seeing the Alert icon (The Bell) in the SharePoint 2010 ribbon on lists or libraries, your friendly Server Guru/SharePoint Admin will need to tweak the set up. The underlying problem is that SharePoint needs to know where to find the SMTP server (your mail server) so it can generate emails.
In order to send email eg use the notification setting or alerts – you need to
Set up SMTP
In Central Admin – enter the information to tell SharePoint where the SMTP server is
This problem will arise when you have a combination of a shallow height screen and a wiki page (you may have a wiki page without realising it – SharePoint uses them as the default in places, and normally that’s not a bad thing).
My Series of Tutorials showing building and using custom lists in SharePoint 2010/SharePoint Online (Office 365) is now gathered together in a convenient YouTube Playlist. Over the next few weeks I will be adding workflows and KPIs to this series.
Seeing the first signs of interest in training in Office 365, so while I have some time due to the current slowdown in the local training market, I decided to get skilled up and get a bit of paper to back it up.
Working through the Windows 8 for IT Pros Jump Start videos and just had a penny drop with a thump. My first impression was that without the Start button, end users will find Windows 8 frustrating on the desktop. The trick is to organise your tiles into logical groups for your organisation. Sorting out the grouping could be challenge – my suggestion would be to borrow a principle from web design – that is to organise content from the perspective of the end user, not the organisation. This might mean different teams get different groups of applications on the left – to suit their needs and view of the world. Going for bigger tiles for organisations with older users? – I have just entered the trifocal zone of life and I find the smaller tiles are OK.
So if the apps are well grouped, I could argue it is more convenient than the old start button – especially where applications were buried in sub menus in the past – they can now been brought to the “surface” more easily.
Virtual Machines and Hyper-V for the non Server-Guru
It has been essential for me to master the basics of creating and using virtual machines to do the skill development and exam preparation as part of redeveloping my business. I have explored and used Virtual PC, Virtual Box, VMware Player and then Workstation – progressing to owning a licence for VMware Workstation. The grand plan was for the new PC to run Hyper-V server – but the gradual unraveling of my old PC has led me to setting up the new PC as a desktop PC but one that needed to run Hyper-V as well – so I can use Microsoft’s preview and trial “vhd” resources.
So I over the last two days I have learned the basics of Hyper-V Manager on Windows 8. The aim has been to build virtual machines to run SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 for study and research purposes. As always I have learned a great deal and have followed a few rabbits down false trails. A modern Core-I7 processor and 16GB of RAM is speeding the process (to counterbalance the time lost when I have clicked into a wrong turn). Continue reading “RAID, Study and Virtual Machines – Getting the hang of Hyper-V”
The good news is that it is an enhanced version of Acrobat X.
The features that stood out for me were
integration with Echo Sign for digital signing
shift to Form Central for forms (LiveCycle Designer is now available as a separate product)
improved SharePoint integration
custom tool panels
enhanced export options
Motivated by Richard’s presentation, I have just created a virtual machine with Acrobat XI trial to explore the possibilities.
I’d recommend the user group to all levels of Adobe product users (that this was my first user group meeting for over 12 months is not a reflection on the quality of topics covered). There is a mailing list at the B.A.U.G. Brisbane Adobe User Group site