SharePoint 2013 supports connection to MS Outlook application in order to collaborate and coordinate activities and projects and to improve business efficiency and productivity, especially if you work offline and don’t have instant access to your SharePoint sites all the time.
You can synchronize information in two directions for items in Contacts lists, Calendars, Tasks lists.
But you should keep in mind that, unlike Contacts and Calendars, syncing SharePoint Tasks with Outlook relies on the installation of Exchange Server 2013 within your organization.
SharePoint Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2013 must both be installed in the same environment. Otherwise, you will not be able to accomplish this, in spite of the “Sync to Outlook” button will still be active.
Since email remains a key element in every business, it is vital to use the most up-to-date and secure tools for business communications. The developers have improved Exchange Server 2016 integration with other Office products; cloud technologies, additional recovery functions and other elements have also been added.makes document sharing easier and eliminates version control problems. For example, in Outlook 2016 or Outlook browser version, you can now attach a document as a link to SharePoint 2016 or OneDrive for Business instead of a traditional attachment. Developers have also substantially improved Outlook web experience, by adding new features, such as Sweep, Pin, Undo, inline reply, a new single-line inbox view, improved HTML rendering, new themes, emoticons and more.
Improved search architecture delivers more accurate and complete results. Outlook 2016 is optimized to use the power of the Exchange 2016 backend to fasten search process. An intelligent search tool provides search suggestions, search refiners, people suggestions, and the facility to search events scheduled on your calendar.
Exchange 2016 has a reformed eDiscovery tool, with reliability improved by a new, asynchronous architecture, which spreads the work across multiple servers. It lets you search, hold, and export content located in public folders.
The developers has gained growth of overall productivity and stability, which come along with automated repair improvements and the Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 architecture characteristics, which simplify the process of planning hybrid and on-premises deployments.
Following up the previous post, published in our blog last week, regarding the “Site storage exceeded” error, where two-stage SharePoint 2013 recycle bin origin was indicated as possible reason of running out of storage space on SharePoint 2013 site, we would like to point out another potential cause of such behavior. Version history enabled for the SharePoint list or library may lead to over occupation of storage space.
The version history contains information about when the item or file was changed, who changed it, and information about what was changed. In libraries, the version history might also contain comments written by the people who made changes. Which is very useful functionality for users’ collaboration, but also it can bring inconveniences with site storage management, since every version saved occupies actual file size on the site.
So, to free up some space on your SharePoint site, you should review version history for the “heaviest” files first to remove unnecessary and outdated versions.
You are 100% sure you should have free space on your SharePoint 2013 site, but still getting “Site storage exceeded” error, when trying to upload some new content. Is this situation familiar to you?Let’s analyze what might be the cause of such behavior.
Make sure you have considered two-stage SharePoint 2013 recycle bin origin, as soon as files moved to recycle bin occupy the storage of the site, as if they were present in an ordinary SP library. Since the Recycle Bin in SharePoint 2013 provides two-stage protection against accidental deletions, you should delete files not only from the site’s recycle bin, but site collection’s recycle bin also.
To completely remove a file or an item from SharePoint site, check site collection’s recycle bin under Site Settings -> Site Collection Administration -> Recycle bin and clear up both locations:
– “End user recycle bin items”
– “Deleted from end user Recycle Bin”.
Try to upload new content then.