How to synchronize a SharePoint 2010 with Outlook 2010 (Exchange 2010). Part 1

Part 1. Synchronize a SharePoint library with Outlook 2010

Please do next simple steps to sync a SharePoint 2010 library with Outlook 2010.
    1. In your browser, navigate to the SharePoint site containing the library that you want to synchronize.
    2. Click the name of the library on the Quick Launch, or click Site Actions, click View All Site Content, and then in the appropriate library section, click the name of the library.
NOTE:SharePoint site can be significantly modified in appearance and navigation. If you cannot locate an option, such as a command, button, or link, contact your SharePoint administrator.
  1. Library tab, in the Connect & Export group, click Connect to Outlook.
  2. When prompted to open a program on your computer, click Allow.
  3. If you are prompted to confirm the operation, click Yes.
In Outlook, the library is added to the Navigation Pane under SharePoint Lists. The files in the library behave similar to e-mail messages. For Office files, click to preview the file in the Reading Pane or double-click the file to open it. Right-click the file for more options.
  • If the library has subfolders and you want to have access to all of the files in Outlook, view the library at its top level and then connect it to Outlook. By default, if you are in a subfolder of a library, and then connect the library to Outlook, only the contents of that folder are connected.
  • To access only the contents of a single folder in Outlook, there are two options. If the folder that contains files that you want to access in Outlook is not open, point to the folder, click the Open Menu arrow that appears, and then click Connect to Outlook. If the folder that you want to connect is already open, follow the steps to connect a library.
  • After you connect a library to Outlook, you can invite other team members to connect to the library. Right-click the library name in Outlook, and then click Share This Folder.

How to configure SharePoint Foundation Search

This is a guide which will help you to configure SharePoint Foundation Search.

Firstly you need to turn on the Foundation Search Service.  You do that with the following:

  1. Open Central Administration
  2. Go to System Settings -> Manage services on server
  3. Click on SharePoint Foundation Search
  4. Assign a service account to start the service (this is a managed account, so select on or add a new one)
  5. Assign a content access account (more on that below)
  6. Enter a database server and database name (or accept the defaults)
  7. Choose an indexing schedule
  8. Click Ok
  9. When you return to the Manage services on server page, click Start next to SharePoint Foundation Search

That’s only the first part, however.  You’ve got the Search service running and the indexer on a schedule, but you actually have not yet identified what to index. The next thing that you need to do grant the content access account (that you entered above) read access to your applications.  Do next steps:

  1. Go to Central Administration
  2. Go to Application Management -> Manage web applications
  3. Highlight the web application that you want foundation search to index
  4. Click User Policy in the ribbon
  5. In the Policy for Web Application box that appears, click Add Users
  6. Leave the Zone selection at (All zones), click Next
  7. In the Choose Users box, enter the username of the Content Access Account you used above when you configured SharePoint Foundation Search
  8. Check Full Read for permissions
  9. Click Finish

Now you have the indexer running and the content access account has privileges to read all of the content in your web application.  But you still haven’t identified the content to crawl.  That’s done at the content database level. Do this:

  1. Go to Central Administration
  2. Go to Application Management -> Manage Content Database Settings
  3. Click on the content database that contains the site(s)/site collection(s) that you want to index
  4. In the settings for that content database, in the section Search Server, use the drop down list to select the server with SharePoint Foundation Search service running
  5. Click OK.

You have turned on and set a schedule for indexing, granted permissions for the crawl account, and identified content to crawl.  More than likely for configure SharePoint Foundation Search, you’re done.  Based on the schedule that you created in the first part, and the amount of data that you need to crawl, you may need to wait a little while to check to see if everything is working.

How to create a blog in SharePoint 2010

You have a SharePoint Foundation 2010 or SharePoint Enterprise 2010 and want to create a SharePoint blog? It is very easy.

You may do next easy steps:

  1. Log into SharePoint.
  2. Go to Site Actions – New Site.
  3. Click on Blog and enter a title as well as the desired URL name of the blog site, then click on Create.
  4. Your new SharePoint blog site will be successfully created.

See steps to create a SharePoint blog at this video:


How to Change the Title and Logo Url of a Sharepoint 2010 Site

This guide will show how to change the title and the logo URL of your SharePoint 2010 site.

  1. Log into SharePoint.
  2. Navigate to the SharePoint site where you wish to change the title or URL.
  3. Click on Site Actions – Site Settings.
  4. Under Look and Feel, click on Title, description, and icon.
  5. Change the title of your site in the Title field and then specify a description in the Description field.
  6. Enter the Web address or path to the image file you wish to use in the URL field and enter a short description of the image in the Description field.
  7. Click on OK.

All steps you can see at this video.