Keeping up on changes to my company SharePoint site is essential in my job. I need to know about newly added documents, team discussion responses, modified tasks, and many other changes. But scouring the company site for changes would be an endlessly tedious task. Instead, I check only one spot: Outlook. In SharePoint I subscribe to RSS feeds, and in Outlook I view the list of changes. I have also configured SharePoint to e-mail me alerts about important changes. I’ll show you how to create an alert first.
To create an alert in SharePoint:
SharePoint sends alerts to my e-mail inbox or even to my phone as text messages. Because alerts can really stack up fast, I use them only for items I need to know about right away, such as changes to announcements and tasks. If I don’t need to be alerted immediately of changes, I can have SharePoint e-mail me a daily or weekly summary of all alerts. But I prefer to view nonurgent changes in my RSS feed so I can easily check for updates at my convenience.
To subscribe to an RSS feed in SharePoint:
I find it so much easier to view changes to a SharePoint site or library in a neat RSS feed rather than to slog through SharePoint manually to see what’s new.
Cool.. Tip of the day :) Good work David.
Good ..Tip of the day :)
How would/could you create a SharePoint Site wide alerts. Otherwise you're having to create an alert for each library and list within a site?
If you creates an alert and include other individuals how can you control the group membership as a whole not on an individual basis.?The only option seems to be to delete the entire alert and recreate
Out of the box functionality won't do that, but you can create workflows with SharePoint Designer that will mimic that functionality.
Thanks for the help...
Helpful Post :)
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