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Posted by Florian Wachter

How to: Create training events for a certain group of people only

Applies to Employee Training Management. In this post I will show you how to create training events for a certain group of people only, for example for a certain department. Of course there is more than one approach but I think the following is the easiest one. I will use a simple SharePoint Designer Workflow […]

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Not supported calendar message – possible reasons and solutions

With the Calendar E-Mail Extension you can organize meetings in a SharePoint Calendar and invite attendees directly from SharePoint via e-mail meeting requests. If your attendees receive an email with an attachment “not supported calendar message.ics” instead of a valid meeting request, it is possible that something is configured incorrectly in your Exchange or that […]

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How to: Validate the enrollment deadline in Employee Training Management

If you schedule a training event using our Employee Training Management for SharePoint, you can set an enrollment deadline. After the enrollment deadline users are no longer allowed to enroll in the training. We do not check if the enrollment deadline is before the end date of the training, but if you have this requirement, […]

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Employee Training Management – Edit enrollments

The edit form of an enrollment is empty by default, however you can add additional fields to the enrollment content type to make them available in the edit form. By default there are no columns visible in the edit form, but you can add new columns to the enrollment list/content type(s). If you want to […]

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Introducing the new SharePoint Enhanced Lookup

In this post I want to show you what’s possible with our new Enhanced Lookup field. Basically the Enhanced Lookup is a custom field type based on the SharePoint Lookup but with a lot of nice features when it comes to finding and selecting items from another list or displaying the connected items. To explain […]

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Employee Training Management – Use a choice instead of a text field for location

One of our customers wanted to use a drop down choice instead of a text field to define the location where a training takes place. If you have the same requirement, this is what you can do. The location is usually a text field and this cannot be changed. What you can do is to […]

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Calendar E-Mail Extension – Status replies cannot be processed

Applies to the Calendar E-Mail Extension. With the Calendar E-Mail Extension you can organize meetings in a SharePoint Calendar and invite attendees directly from SharePoint using e-mail meeting requests. The attendees can then accept or decline the invite. This status reply should be processed by the SharePoint Calendar and the status reply and the detailed […]

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How to: Synchronize a SharePoint tasks list with Microsoft Project

With the Project Management and Time Tracking Template for SharePoint you can schedule your projects and work packages using Microsoft Project and synchronize the project plan with a SharePoint tasks list. The solution then creates work packages for the assigned team members and enables these work packages to be used in the team members’ timesheets, […]

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Content approval and recurring event

A few days ago I experienced an interesting issue when using the Calendar E-Mail Extension with content approval enabled. This is what happened: I created a new recurring event I approved the event I deleted a single occurrence of my series event When I then logged in as another user (without manage lists and approval […]

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How to: Hide certain ribbon actions and the created/modified info in the Employee Training Management

Today one of our customers asked how to hide the “Workflows” and “Manage enrollment(s)” actions from the ribbon in the training events list display and in the content type/version/created/modified info at the end of the display form. I think that this could be helpful for others too, so that’s why I decided to explain it […]

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