Accessing Content Types from within Microsoft Word

SharePoint Content Types can be used to create templates for commonly used documents. Expense reports, new agreements, or any other standard document based on a template can be saved as a content type in SharePoint with custom metadata and workflows. Once a content type is associated with a document library, creating a new instance of … Continue reading Accessing Content Types from within Microsoft Word

Open SharePoint Documents without Opening a Browser

Once OneDrive for Business is installed, SharePoint document libraries are just as accessible as folders on your local hard drive.  Here are three ways to open SharePoint documents without opening a browser. OneDrive for Business and Search With OneDrive for Business installed and synched to your SharePoint libraries, the search tool in the Start menu … Continue reading Open SharePoint Documents without Opening a Browser

Announcements, Updates, News, and Alerts

Email bloat really takes off when emails are sent to large groups of people, as in the case of birthday announcements, project updates, policy updates, and company news. SharePoint offers a couple of web parts to help offload these messages from your inbox and put them in a more prominent and useful place. Announcement web … Continue reading Announcements, Updates, News, and Alerts

SharePoint Calendar Overlays

Companies needing to manage several different related calendars can use a SharePoint Calendar overlays to view them stacked atop one another at the same time. Calendar overlays are useful for conference room schedules, project schedules, or in any situation in which calendars from various sites need to be aggregated in the same place. Creating a … Continue reading SharePoint Calendar Overlays

SharePoint Calendar and Outlook Integration

SharePoint calendars can be viewed and edited from within Outlook by creating a connection. Anyone with permission to view the calendar should be able to sync it with Outlook. After selecting your calendar, click the “Connect to Outlook” button in the Calendar tab. Click “Allow” and “Yes” on the warning popups, and the SharePoint calendar … Continue reading SharePoint Calendar and Outlook Integration