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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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How to: Display an icon in a SharePoint calendar view

When creating an event, you might want to add an icon to the SharePoint calendar view in order to make it easier to distinguish between different types of events. To include this useful feature in your calendar, simply following the guide in this blog post. Firstly you need to go to your calendar’s List Settings. […]

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How to: Forward attendee status replies to an e-mail address

With Employee Training Management, Event Management and the Calendar E-Mail Extension it is possible to forward attendee status replies to a specific e-mail address. This is done using the “Forward attendee status replies to” column, which, by default, is hidden in Employee Training Management and Event Management, but is visible in the Calendar E-Mail Extension. […]

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How to: Activate and re-activate installed features using a SharePoint power shell script

I would like to share a simple SharePoint power shell script with you which you can use to activate and re-activate installed features. This example re-activates the Employee Training Management feature. If you upgrade to a newer version, you should always re-activate the feature and if you have to do this for several SharePoint sites […]

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How to: Change the feedback link

In this blog post I will explain how to change the feedback link in Employee Training Management. I will show you how to display text (e.g. “Give Feedback”) instead of the usual link. Firstly, open the Employee Training Management settings by going to the Scheduled Training Events list and clicking on List Settings. Then select […]

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How to: Edit the button to reset the Filter Web Part

This post applies to the List Filter Web Part. Recently one of our customers asked us if it was possible to make the “Display all items” link more visible. Here I will explain a very simple method to do this. Firstly you need to edit the page where you have the List Filter Web Part. […]

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Looking for an alternative to Employee Training Scheduling and Materials for SharePoint?

The Employee Training Scheduling and Materials template was available for SharePoint 2007 and was part of the Fab 40 templates. It was developed to help companies, and their human resources departments, create and manage training events more efficiently, as well as simplify the registration process for training courses. This SharePoint template was one of the […]

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Document automation for Employee Training Management

Recently one of our clients approached us wanting to expand their Employee Training Management to include an automated solution for document creation. In this article I want to show you the requirements of this project and how we solved them. We were presented with different use cases which our customer required automated document creation for, […]

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Invite status is not updated when receiving e-mail responses

Applies to Calendar E-Mail Extension, Event Management and Employee Training Management. You may remember that a while ago we wrote about how to troubleshoot incoming e-mails. If you have followed the instructions in the previous article and are still experiencing problems with e-mails disappearing from the drop folder and the invite status not being updated, […]

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How to: Create a workflow to send your own feedback notification

Applies to Employee Training Management and Event Management. In this article I will explain how to create your own workflow to send feedback notifications. I will use the “Confirm attendance” column as the trigger to send the notifications. I have set up a tutorial on how to create such a column. Of course you can […]

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