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SharePoint Notifications Facebook / Google style

A few weeks ago, a client of mine wanted a way of notifying intranet users of new functionality. Now of course you can show some sort of message in the middle of the intranet homepage, but we wanted something more like a ‘Facebook / Google’ experience.

If there is a new piece of functionality, the visitor should get a nice looking notification at the top of the screen, even if he’s not on the homepage.

So, how to go about this? I wanted the administrator to have several options:

  • He should be able to show a notification one time only or multiple times.
  • The notification should have a:
    • ‘Close’ button if it’s a one time only notification
    • ‘Remind me later’ button for recurring notifications
    • ‘Go to’ button which will take the visitor to a specified URL

We start off with the creation of a Notifications list which will enable the administrator to add notifications in a simple way.

Please note that I wrote this functionality for SharePoint 2010 but I’m sure it will work in SharePoint 2013 as well…

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Selection Check Box Disappears from Grouped View SharePoint Slide Library

A SharePoint Slide Library offers an effective way of storing, sharing and managing your PowerPoint presentations. If you publish your PowerPoint presentation to a Slide Library, the slides will be uploaded as individual files which you can edit en even reuse for new PowerPoint presentations.

Now when you have a lot of slides, it seems only logical to group your slides into functional groups and maybe even subgroups. However, when you start grouping your slides, a SharePoint bug shows up (SharePoint 2007 & 2010): the selection check boxes disappear! Continue reading