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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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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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