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Enroll a SharePoint group, an active directory security group or an Exchange distribution list using Employee Training Management or Event Management

By default if you want to enroll users in an event using Event Management or Employee Training Management, you have to enter all users in the enrollment form. Enroll a SharePoint group To allow the enrollment of SharePoint groups you have to change the User column and allow ‘People and Groups’. Open the list settings […]

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Events are not visible in the calendar view

Today I would like to share something that confused a few of our customers when using the Calendar Email Extension or also the SharePoint standard calendar. The issue is that the calendar is not reflecting any of the meetings that have been set up or the calendar only displays events where the logged in user […]

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Send an invitation to the creator of an event using Calendar Email Extension

A few of your customers recently asked if it’s possible to send an invitation to the creator of an event automatically using the Calendar E-mail Extension. The answer is yes, but the creator has to be added to the ‘Attendees’ column. Since it’s not possible to set a default value for a user column (people […]

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Problem configuring the Calendar E-Mail Extension

When trying to verify or save the e-mail communication settings for the Calendar E-Mail Extension, you may come across the following error: “Error in the application.” This error can have several causes, as described in this TechNet blog post. However, the most common cause is because the application pool account used for the central admin […]

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How to: Add the Filter Web Part to the default view of all lists

Recently a customer asked us how to add the Filter Web Part to the default view for all lists. This can be done by using a simple SharePoint Powershell Script, which you can find below. #open the web $web = Get-SPWeb http://yoursite   #load the required assemblies $fwpAssembly = [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("sapiens.at.SharePoint.FilterWebPart") $frameworkAssembly = [System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("sapiens.at.SharePoint")   ForEach($l […]

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How to: Send a reminder to enrolled users

Employee Training Management, Event Management and the Calendar E-Mail Extension all automatically send an update to all attendees when the title, location, start time, end time or any column contained in the invitation e-mail is changed. This means that you can use this feature to trigger updates to be sent to attendees. Firstly you need […]

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How to: Configure different feedback forms based on catalogue items

One of our customers recently wanted to know if it is possible to configure different feedback forms based on the catalogue items for training events in Employee Training Management. This is a bit cumbersome using the current version, but it is still possible. Customising the feedback notification If the “Collect feedback” option is selected, the […]

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How to: Use tabs to easily display SharePoint views

In this blog post I will show you how to use tabs to easily display views in SharePoint. The example I have used is from Employee Training Management, but of course you can use this method throughout SharePoint. In SharePoint you can create different views to customise your lists. By default, your view will be […]

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Error when re-activating Employee Training Management and Event Management

A feature must be re-activated when it is upgraded to a newer version. If you are upgrading several SharePoint sites, you can save a lot of time by using a SharePoint power shell script to re-activate the feature. We have, however, become aware of an error which you may receive when re-activating Employee Training Management […]

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How to: Share private filters

The Filter Web Part currently only allows administrators to create public filters. All other filters created by users are private and can only be viewed by the user who created them. However, it is still possible to share your private filters with other users. You can customize the link to a page you wish to […]

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