SharePoint 2013 – Task list does not send mail on task assignation

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Hello everyone,

Today I will talk about a bug in the tasks lists of in SharePoint 2013.

Indeed, in previous versions of SharePoint, when a task was assigned to a user, we can specify via the SharePoint interface that a mail was sent to the person.

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Unfortunately, this option does not appear on “tasks” list (but is still present on the lists of type “Issue”).

If you need this option on lists, know that you can enable this feature through the following PowerShell script:

Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.Powershell

$web = Get-SPWeb “your_site_url

$list = $web.Lists.TryGetList(“your_tasklist_name“)

$list.EnableAssignToEmail = $true

$list.Update()

 

Once this script is run, you can save the list as a template so you can reuse your list with mail sending.

Attention, the script active functionality, it does not display the option in the settings!

According to this post (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/sharepoint/en-US/8ee6bd15-6aae-43c1-a853-66ae6523adbc/assigned-to-email-alert-issue?forum=sharepointgeneral) the cumulative update of April 2013 fixes the bug.

I can’t say that CU fixes the bug, but I can say that on an updated version of SharePoint 2013, the option is back!

Hope this helps.

Christopher

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SharePoint 2013 – July 2014 CU + Time Optimization

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Hello everyone,

Today I will once again talk about the updates to SharePoint 2013 and this for two reasons:

First, a new update was released this month and then because the links I gave last time is not working anymore.

Here is the link to the article by Todd Klindt in which he lists all the version numbers and give the links for downloading various cumulative update: http://www.toddklindt.com/blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=346

As a bonus, if you do not pay attention to the whole post, know that it has a link to a very useful script to greatly reduce the installation time of the cumulative update! : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/russmax/archive/2013/04/01/why-sharepoint-2013-cumulative-update-takes-5-hours-to-install.aspx

 

Thanks Todd for those informations!

 

Good patching!

 Christopher

SharePoint 2013 – Install and configure development environment

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Hello everyone,

 

Today I’ll do a little advertising for other MVP.

In fact, members of CriticalPathTraining have released an update of their documentation to configure a SharePoint 2013 development environment.

Given the quality of the document, I think we can hardly do better!

Cherry on top, this document is free and available with a simple registration (free) on the site!

Congratulations and thank you to the team for their work!

You can find this document at the following link:

http://www.criticalpathtraining.com/articles/critical-path-training-sharepoint-server-2013-virtual-machine-setup-guide/

 

Enjoy your reading!

 Christopher

Most Valuable Professional – SharePoint Server #2

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Hello everyone,

 

Yesterday I had the honor to receive the title of Most Valuable Professional – SharePoint Server for the 2nd consecutive year! It is always a pleasure to contribute to the community given the help I can find thanks to others contributions. This is really an example of WIN-WIN relationship!

 

MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Christopher%20Clement-5000232

From http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mvpawardprogram/archive/2014/07/01/new-and-renewed-mvps-announced-today.aspx

“While there are more than 100 million social and technical community members, only a small portion are selected to be recognized as MVPs. Each year, around 4,000 MVPs are honored. They are nominated by Microsoft, other community individuals, or in some cases themselves. Candidates are rigorously evaluated for their technical expertise, community leadership, and voluntary community contributions for the previous year. They come from more than 90 countries, speak over 40 different languages, and are awarded in more than 90 Microsoft technologies. Together, they answer more than 10 million questions a year!”

 

A big thank you to Microsoft for this award!

Christopher