FOSE 2014: Bamboo’s Julie Auletta Presents “Improve Workplace Collaboration with SharePoint”

Many of us have experienced the frustration: encountering
challenges when working in SharePoint intranet portals. Bamboo's very own Julie
Auletta, Director of Solutions Center, discussed some of those challenges and
how to bridge the out-of-the-box gaps using third-party components during
her FOSE spotlight session "Improve Workplace Collaboration with SharePoint."

During the 30-minute session, Julie showed attendees how some
of Bamboo's popular Web Parts simplify the user's SharePoint experience. Discussing
the Tree
View Web Part
, Julie revealed how the familiar Windows Desktop Explorer
navigation allows users to maneuver through any SharePoint list, document, or
picture library.

The presentation segued into a commonly used SharePoint feature
– calendars. Out-of-the-box SharePoint allows end users to display events from
multiple calendars on one display and color code them based on where they came
from. However, there's no legend and the information on the pop-up is limited.  Enter Calendar
Plus
, Bamboo's calendaring Web Part that visually communicates important
events and deadlines with color-coding and icons, providing quick and easy access
to event details. She also showed how List
Rollup
, which aggregates data, can be used in tandem with Calendar Plus to
automatically show updated information.

Information in SharePoint can quickly become disorganized,
uninformative, and ineffective. Built-in SharePoint Lists are great for
collecting information from users, but information displayed in a list does not
provide meaning to all audiences – just the original author or group who owns
the data. You can create different views but, without SharePoint Designer, you
cannot change column labels, set column width, or color-code data based on
certain criteria. Bamboo Data
Viewer
Web Part fills this gap by connecting users to tasks lists or libraries
across sites and site collections. Julie also demonstrated how the Web Part is
more than a simple grid view, including sorting, filtering and search options in a
data sheet display. Data-Viewer Web Part allows you to customize the
information displayed, providing the capability to tailor each instance of
Data-Viewer Web Part to a set audience.

Also highlighted was Alert
Plus
, a Web Part that triggers alerts when an existing item is created,
modified, deleted, or when a column changes. Customizable notifications are
then sent to distribution lists, identifying the change in status.

As always, feel free to try out Alert
Plus
  or any of the other Web Parts  discussed in a no-installation private
or public hosted sandbox
environment
, available 24×7.

 

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