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Posted by Florian Wachter

How to: Automatically invite the author of an event using the Calendar E-Mail Extension

In this post I will describe how to automatically invite the creator of a SharePoint calendar event to the event using the Calendar E-Mail Extension. The Calendar E-Mail Extension enables you to send meeting requests and updates to attendees. The author of the event does not receive an e-mail invite automatically, but there are 2 […]

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The query could not be executed. Please be more specific.

If you use our List Filter Web Part to search and filter large document libraries and you search for a frequently used keyword you may receive the following error message: “Error: The query could not be executed. Please be more specific.“ If you are experiencing this issue, please download the latest version, run the setup […]

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Tips to highlight recurring events in a SharePoint Calendar

A few of our customers who use our Employee Training Management or Calendar E-Mail Extension ​have had some usability issues regarding recurring events in SharePoint Calendars. The main issues are that: recurring events and one-off events cannot be distinguished in the calendar view; if you open a single occurrence of a recurring event, you can […]

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How to: Enable meeting workspaces in SharePoint 2013

Meeting workspaces are a discontinued feature in SharePoint 2013. They are still available but are hidden in the webtemp.xml file. In a previous post I described how to ​make meeting workspaces available in SharePoint 2013 by changing the Hidden attribute in this webtemp.xml file in the 15 HIVE. This works fairly well, but it’s always […]

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How to: Highlight different events in a calendar view

In this post I will describe how to highlight different kinds of events in a calendar view using the calendar overlay feature. Later I will show you a way to change the event colors for a calendar without being overlaid​. The calendar overlay is a nice feature, the only problem is if a user selects […]

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How to: Configure the SharePoint List Filter Web Part programmatically

Applies to SharePoint List Filter Web Part. In this post I will describe how to configure the SharePoint List Filter Web Part programmatically. Below I have provided a sample method that adds a List Filter Web Part to the top of a view page. The Filter Web Part is configured as follows: all view fields […]

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SharePoint Filter Web Part – new version released

Improvements Ribbon If there is only one list view web part present on the web part page, the ribbon tabs of this view will be displayed by default. In all previous releases users had to click on the view to make the ribbon appear. This was because of the way the ribbon is rendered. Usually […]

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How to: Migrate a site collection with a Sapiens.at solution from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013

In this post I will describe how to migrate a site collection from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 using a Sapiens.at solution. By using a Sapiens.at solution, I mean either one created from a Sapiens.at site template, such as the Employee Training Management, or using a Sapiens.at feature such as the Calendar E-Mail Extension, the […]

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How to: Migrate events from a SharePoint Calendar to the Calendar E-Mail Extension

Applies to the Calendar E-Mail Extension. In this post I will describe how to migrate existing events from a standard SharePoint Calendar to events using the Calendar E-Mail Extension and therefore enhance these event’s with the ability to send invitations to attendees. First of all you don’t have to create a new calendar (with e-mail […]

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SharePoint Filter Web Part – new version released

In the new version we made some changes regarding the way we handle managed metadata fields and a few improvements regarding the date range picker. Managed metadata filter improvements The first new feature is that we only display managed metadata terms where “Available for tagging” is enabled. This is only applied if “Values from Definition” […]

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