Get the Latest Scoop in SharePoint

Keeping up on changes to my company SharePoint site is essential in my job. I need to know about newly added documents, team discussion responses, modified tasks, and many other changes. But scouring the company site for changes would be an endlessly tedious task. Instead, I check only one spot: Outlook. In SharePoint I subscribe…


Don’t Panic – Moving Documents in SharePoint

When I first started on SharePoint and I realized I couldn’t move files by dragging them, I panicked a little bit. My first instinct was to save the file to my desktop and then upload it again to the new folder. Talk about a gigantic waste of time! In case there are others out there…


Keeping in Control: Document Set Versioning in SharePoint

When you’ve worked hard on a project, sending your documents off for approvals is a bit like sending your kid off to college—you sure hope others take good care of it, but ultimately it’s out of your control. With document sets, you can capture version history for more than just the individual documents in the…


Keeping it Together: Documents in SharePoint

Between the research, edits, and approvals for all the projects on your desk, does it ever feel like you’re barely keeping it together? SharePoint has just the tool to help you keep it together—keep related documents together, that is. Document sets in SharePoint make it easier to manage multiple documents that are part of a…


Viewing a SharePoint calendar in Outlook

Using a calendar out on your SharePoint team site has a fewadvantages: Everyone on your team can access it and addappointments. Security is managed through SharePoint. If the calendar’s creator leaves the company,the calendar still exists. This is an advantage over sharing calendars inOutlook. However, because I use Outlook to manage most of myappointments, I…


Office 365 public beta is now available

The cloud-based version of Microsoft Office and related services, called Office 365, is now in public beta. This means you can sign up to try the subscription service, which offers your favorite Office applications plus SharePoint, Exchange, and Lync services via the Web using most devices. This delivers unprecedented access to your documents, e-mail, calendars,…


Create a custom view of your data in Access on SharePoint

Awhile back, we shared how to publish your Access database to SharePoint. Once you and your team are working in it, you may find things a bit overwhelming. There may be different fields for different teams, and – unlike with Excel – you can’t lock the first column to keep your bearings. No worries, there’s…


Save time saving Office 2010 documents to SharePoint

If you frequently save documents to a team SharePoint site, you may be able to add a shortcut to your Office 2010 desktop applications. To see if this feature is enabled, go to your SharePoint document library and click the Library tab: Now click the Connect to Office button and select Add to SharePoint Sites:…


Publish your Access database to SharePoint

If you have an Access database sitting on your hard drive that you want to share with a larger team, one of the quickest and most flexible options is to publish it to a SharePoint site using Access Services. If you don’t already have a database, you can quickly create one from a template. In…