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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook

By : Adrian Colquhoun
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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook

By: Adrian Colquhoun

Overview of this book

The power of Microsoft SharePoint as the Enterprise collaboration platform is ever-growing; due to the wide range of capabilities it offers, SharePoint 2010 can help transform your business so you can quickly respond to the changes and challenges that you face. For End Users, SharePoint helps you and your team work "better, faster, and smarter". This book will take your SharePoint knowledge further, showing you how to use your skills to solve real business problems. While many other titles might be characterized as "SharePoint Explained", this cookbook contains advanced content that goes beyond that found in other SharePoint End User offerings: it is "SharePoint Applied". It provides recipes walking Power Users through a range of collaboration, data integration, business intelligence, electronic form, and workflow scenarios, as well as offering three invaluable business scenarios for building composite applications. The cookbook begins by providing a comprehensive treatment of SharePoint essentials, while quickly moving forward to topics like Data Integration, Business Intelligence, and automating business processes. At the end of the book, the information presented in the earlier recipes is combined to create three example SharePoint 2010 "composite applications" for Human Resources (HR), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Project Management. Composite applications are the "unique selling point" of SharePoint 2010 and understanding how to create them is the key to unlocking the business value of the product.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Power User Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Managing my alerts in SharePoint

Alerts are a powerful way to let SharePoint keep you informed of important changes and updates. However, you will soon need to manage your alerts, removing the ones you don't really need and reducing the frequency of others so that you don't slip into alert overload. This recipe shows you how to manage your alerts and stay in control.

Getting ready

This recipe works for:

  • SharePoint 2010 Foundation

  • SharePoint 2010 Standard Edition

  • SharePoint 2010 Enterprise Edition

  • SharePoint 2010 Online (Office 365 Edition)

It requires you to be logged in and have read access but no other privileges are necessary.

If you want to manage your alerts, then you will need to have created at least one alert before going through this recipe. The recipe Adding an alert to a SharePoint page shows you how.

How to do it...

  1. Open the SharePoint site that you wish to manage alerts for.

  2. Select the Page tab from the ribbon and click on the Alert Me icon.

  3. From the drop-down menu select the Manage My Alerts option.

  4. You will then be shown a list of all the alerts you have set for the site; from here you can create, edit, and delete alerts.

  5. You can add new alerts by clicking on the Add Alert link.

  6. To delete one or more alerts, select the checkbox and then click on the Delete Selected Alerts link.

  7. To change settings for an alert (for example, to change its frequency), click on the alert's title. This will take you into the alert's settings dialog where you can make any necessary changes.

How it works...

SharePoint offers you tremendous flexibility to create alerts and to specify why and how often you receive them. It provides built-in functionality to allow you to manage those alerts, create new alerts, and adjust or remove existing alerts for a single administration page. You can use this page to adjust your alerts, ensuring that you don't get overwhelmed by SharePoint alert e-mails.

See also

  • Adding an alert to a SharePoint page

  • Creating an alert on a document to be notified when it is updated, Chapter 4

  • Saving a search as an alert and being notified when the results change, Chapter 6