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Click the down arrow beside your name (Top right) > My Settings >My AlertsTo set new alerts for changes to a document:Navigate to the Document> Document Pull down (to the right of the document name) > Alert MeTo set new alerts for changes to a document library:Navigate to the Library> Library tab > Alert Me > Set alert on this library

  
If you upload or create a new document in a library where checkout is enabled, other users will not be able to view this document until you check it in after creating it in the library

  
Hover over the document, click the down arrow to the right of the document name and click Check In.
 

  
Checkout informs users if a document is being edited by another user. Also, if you hover over the type icon (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) with your mouse, you can see who is editing it and contact them and ask them to check it in.

  
Open My Site by clicking the down arrow beside your name at the top right of a SharePoint web page. Click the My Profile tab > Tags and Notes. Click on a tag to return to that SharePoint site.

  
When accessing SharePoint, you may be prompted to enter your username and password.

  
In the site Click Sign In in the upper right corner of this window. Signing in will allow you to use Search to find SharePoint sites and documents you are authorized to access.When you navigate to the SharePoint site, there is no longer an index of SharePoint sites. To search for sites that you have access to, you must first sign in by clicking Sign In (top right).

  
Microsoft SharePoint enables organizations of virtually any size
From a family of four sharing photos to a corporation of 10,000 sharing data -- to complete mission-critical tasks in a cutting-edge, collaborative workplace environment that is both flexible and secure.
SharePoint Foundation 2010 is the answer for collaboration within your business, your home, or a community group. It’s user-friendly and great for sharing anything: file storage, contacts, calendars, a wiki, an intranet site, photo albums, schedules, sales leads anything.
Clearly, while some SharePoint customers represent smaller organizations, deployments are also popular among mid-sized organizations, large departments and even large enterprises, which typically use SharePoint Server 2010. According to a 2009 survey by the consultancy InfoTrends, almost half of mid- to large-sized enterprises use SharePoint rates that beat all of the other document and content platforms such as EMC, IBM, Open Text, Oracle, Hyland and others.
Of these SharePoint customers, the largest companies create more than 100 SharePoint sites every month and already have more than 200 sites to manage on average (about a quarter of which are inactive or not in regular use). Although SharePoint use varies considerably across and within company size segments, nearly all organizations that have deployed it rely on it primarily for basic collaboration and document management. Other key uses include "team" site creation, network file storage and basic workflows (i.e., review and approvals).

  
  Microsoft SharePoint is a web application platform developed by Microsoft. First launched in 2001, SharePoint is typically associated with web content management and document management systems, but it is actually a much broader platform of web technologies, capable of being configured into a wide range of solution areas.
 
SharePoint is designed as a broad, central application platform for common enterprise web requirements. SharePoint's multi-purpose design allows for managing and provisioning of intranet portals, extranets, websites, document & file management, collaboration spaces, social tools, enterprise search,business intelligence, process integration, system integration, workflow automation, and core infrastructure for third-party solutions. SharePoint's core infrastructure is also suited to providing a base technology platform for custom developed applications.
 

  
Categorizing content helps users effectively find documents within the site. This can be done via SharePoint through the use of custom columns or meta data. Create these columns at the global level of the site collection and add them to the required content types. The document libraries or lists associated with these content types will then inherit these custom columns.
These custom columns can also be set as required fields. For example, you may include a column identifying the Sales Territory a document is related to, making it easier for the Sales staff to filter their search results quickly by their relevant territory. This also improves the ranking of the search results.

  
For an Intranet, determining key company metrics and showing them graphically can help keep staff focused on the same goals. SharePoint provides a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) web part which is set up by default in a site created using the Reports template. This web part is also available in other site templates such as Team / Collaboration.
 
Setup a KPI list and a data source such as Excel, a SharePoint list or any external data source to hold your metric data, then create the KPI itself. By default, this can be used with a Green/Yellow/Red indicator for a quick view of whether company metrics are on track.

  
Documents are not always created in the location where they should finally be routed to.  For example, documents may be created in one site but routed to a different site for final review by clients or customers.
 
This can be easily achieved in SharePoint 2010 via simple short cut menus that can be set up for a document library. This is done by enabling the content organizer features and configuring ‘send to’ connections from central administration.  This connection will then appear for all documents in a document library for the configured site.  Easily write content organization rules for the drop library to route the document to its final destination.

  
The specified file or folder name is too long. The URL path for all files and folders must be 260 characters or less (and no more than 128 characters for any single file or folder name in the URL). Please type a shorter file or folder name.
Here are some references about URL path length restrictions:  URL path length restrictions (SharePoint Server 2010)  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff919564(v=office.14).aspx
 
It also has to do with the restrictions the browsers put on the url length  as well.
 
I would try to shorten the name of the file and remove all spaces.  If you can go back and rename your folders as well and remove the spaces that would improve your results too.

  
  
I have found the easiest way is to use the Content Editor Webpart (CEW)  to add graphics to pages.  
  • On the page you want to add your graphic. Go to Site Actions> Edit Page. 
  • Add a Content Editor Webpart in the Add a Web Part section of the page where you want to add the graphic.  If you want to add text with your graphic you can add text with it too.
  • In the ribbon, look for the orange Editing Tools tabs, go to Insert> Picture >From Computer.  Browse for your picture from your harddrive.  Remember to not get too large of an image or you may need to resize it to properly fit what you are trying to achieve.
  • You'll notice that is also say's Upload to: - this is where you want to save your picture on the SharePoint server, either choose SiteImages if you have a SiteImages library or SiteAssets You don't want to put it in any of your document libraries and mix it with your documents.  You may need to create a new SiteImages picture library if you don't have one.
  • Once you hit OK, it saves your picture to the SharePoint server (your library) and to your page.
From there you can go to the Format Text and center the paragraph and center the image or you can go to the Picture Tools and choose how to position the image, put a border on it or not, etc.
 

  
Using Custom Columns (Meta Data) Improves Search Results
Categorizing content helps users effectively find documents within the site. This can be done via SharePoint through the use of custom columns or meta data. Create these columns at the global level of the site collection and add them to the required content types. The document libraries or lists associated with these content types will then inherit these custom columns.
 
These custom columns can also be set as required fields. For example, you may include a column identifying the Sales Territory a document is related to, making it easier for the Sales staff to filter their search results quickly by their relevant territory. This also improves the ranking of the search results.
 

  
Illegal characters in SharePoint are Invalid characters: " # % & * : < > ? \ / { | } ~ 
Other items that will prevent you from loading files into your document repositories are file sizes, length of files names, and using the period character.  I've written a whole page of information concerning invalid characters for file names, site names,
 

  

The default is 2 days (or 1 full day plus time until midnight the next day)​

  
You can view your usage over time. To see this, go to Site Actions > Site Settings > Site Actions > Site Collection Web Analytics reports.
Once there, in the main screen, you can view a summary of the Total Storage Used under Inventory.
And if you click on Storage Usage under Inventory within the quick launch navigation on the left, you can then view reports on storage utilization for your site collection, with a graph of the values so you cane easily visualize the trend in storage usage.
As well as a daily breakdown of the storage used, so you can see how this grows or falls over time.
 
You can also run reports for any date range since Web Analytics have been enabled, as well as run workflows against this data for alerting and reporting.
 

  
1.  Add a "Page Viewer" webpart to your SharePoint page that you want it to be viewed on.  Add the URL to the video in the Web Part properties under "Edit Web Part"
2.  If you have the video file, you need to add the video file to a Document library on your SharePoint site.  The file cannot be over 50 mb in size.  Open the file within the document library, copy the URL from the Internet browser bar and follow step 1.
 

  
 
Some SharePoint lists could be useful to reuse at other locations in your SharePoint environment. Customized SharePoint lists can easily be created as templates so the customized list will be available when other users are creating new lists.

You can browse the List, select the List tab in the Ribbon, and click List settings to create a template of a list in SharePoint 2010. Under Permissions and Management, you will find Save list as a template. Simply fill in a File name, Template name, description, and whether you want to include the content or not.

When you click OK, the template will be saved as a .stp file in your List Template Gallery of your site.
Then when you need to make a new list with that same configuration, you use that template and there you are, all the same columns and settings, even the views.
 

  
I would suggest actually connecting the calendar  to Outlook to use that functionality. At the calendar list view, use Actions > connect to Outlook. This gives you all the fuctionality of Outlook while allowing you to use the GAL (which includes Distribution Lists) along with your own contacts.
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Just point to the date on the calendar, and then click Add.

  
Yes. An option I like to use is the Link to Document content type.
 
  1. In your bookshelf library, go to Settings>Document Library Settings. Click the link on the resulting page for Advanced Settings. Toggle the Allow managemant of content types option to Yes and click OK.
  2. You’ll now be back in the settings of the document library and it’ll look a bit different. In the Content Types section, click the link for Add from existing content types. In the drop down box, select Document Content Types
  3. and move the Link to Document content type into the right hand box and click OK.
  4. Navigate back to the item view of your document library.
  5. Click the down arrow on the new menu and select Link to document. This brings up an interface to add a hyperlink and a description. This can refer to an internal Sharepoint URL or an external URL and will be included in the document library.
  6. This allows for you to link to external content or link to a master copy of an internal document without replicating content.

  
Here is one for anyone who ever wondered why a certain field is not showing up in the "Group By" selection box.
You know how you can define in the field definition if the field is "sortable" and "filterable"? Well, what about "groupable"? its not an option! But still, some fields don't show up in the dropdown for grouping in the view settings dialog. How is that set?
The answer is in the aspx file ViewNew.aspx (and ViewEdit.aspx) - these files have server side scripts that has a function "IsGroupable". This function checks if the field should be displayed in the list of fields that you can group by.
Here are the rules:
  1. If the field is not "sortable", then it is not groupable
  2. If the field is hidden, then it is not groupable
  3. If the field is set not to display in viewforms, then it is not groupable
  4. If the field is a lookup field and is set to display related items, then it is not groupable
  5. If the field is the built-in file name field, then it is not groupable.
From the list above you can see that it is pretty logical...except #3! Heck! A lot of times you dont want to display the field in views, but you still want to group by it!
 
So, here you go. If you were puzzled why your field was not showing up - now you know.