Internet Explorer, Programming, SharePoint, Software

SharePoint: Getting EML Emails to Open in Outlook

SP_Custom_Menu
SP_Custom_Menu

If you are sending emails to a SharePoint document library, they get saved as .eml files rather than .msg like when you drag and drop emails into SharePoint. Unfortunately .eml files do not always handle as nicely as .msg files and require extra steps to open. The challenge is to get those files to open for your users when they click on the file. In this article I’ll review the basic steps for making this happen, but you may need to dig deeper depending on your situation. Continue reading “SharePoint: Getting EML Emails to Open in Outlook”

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.Net, Programming, SharePoint, Software, Tool, VB.NET, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2013

Get the Total Number of Documents in a SharePoint Site Collection Library and its Sub Folders using .NET

List the Total Number of Documents in a Library and its Sub Folders
List the Total Number of Documents in a Library and its Sub Folders

One thing that you often need and that is quite annoying to get in a default SharePoint installation is the total number of files in a document library and all of its sub-folders. The most common advice is to open the explorer view and then navigate through the folders and add up the file totals, but this becomes tedious really quickly if you have a library with numerous files and folders. Another option is to write a PowerShell script, but then you need to be on the SharePoint server itself and with an account that doesn’t have access to the document libraries. Also, in the case of PowerShell, you’ll quickly become annoyed with the many bad script examples out there that don’t work and end up taking your time. Continue reading “Get the Total Number of Documents in a SharePoint Site Collection Library and its Sub Folders using .NET”

C#, msoControlComboBox, Programming, SharePoint, Software, Technology, VB.NET, VSTO

VSTO Add a Menu Item to Outlook and Save an Email into SharePoint

SharePoint Documents List
SharePoint Documents List

Some really cool functionality that you can put together is to automate saving emails from your Outlook email application to be stored in a SharePoint document list. This lets your users keep using the tools they are comfortable working with (such as Outlook), but helps make sure that important emails are backed up to a reliable storage and reporting medium like SharePoint with as little effort on the user’s part as possible.   Continue reading “VSTO Add a Menu Item to Outlook and Save an Email into SharePoint”