Overview of list types you can synchronize in a SharePoint workspace

This post describes the content types you can synchronize in a SharePoint workspace, and also describes lists that you cannot yet synchronize using SharePoint Workspace 2010. You can synchronize most lists and libraries in a SharePoint workspace, although some heavily customized lists may have problems. When you create a SharePoint workspace, a number of content…

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Creating custom Lists in Groove workspaces

  In SharePoint Workspace, you can create Groove workspaces to be shared among invited members. Groove workspaces can include a variety of productivity tools. To see the list of tools that ship with SharePoint Workspace, look in the Tools group, and on the Workspace tab, click Add. By default, every new workspace you create contains…

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Synchronizing calculated fields in a SharePoint workspace

A SharePoint list may undergo design changes over time as an organization identifies new requirements. For example, a form design might be updated with new fields. In particular, calculated fields will not synchronize with the SharePoint server if they are added to the list design in SharePoint after the list has already been downloaded and…

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Troubleshooting checkin/checkout problems in a SharePoint workspace

Problems with checking out or checking in documents (or discarding a checkout) in a SharePoint workspace document library may result from one of the following circumstances: · You may have lost connectivity with the SharePoint server. To test your connectivity, try going to the SharePoint site in a Web browser. To navigate quickly to the…

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Understanding alerts and unread indicators

As you use SharePoint Workspace, you receive a variety of notifiers, called “alerts”. Alerts notify you about: · New messages or invitations. · Unread information in a workspace, a workspace tool, or a tool item. · Status information, such as whether messages you have sent have been delivered or opened. Responding to alerts Click an…

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Securing SharePoint documents that you take offline

SharePoint 2010 lets you configure security settings for individual documents or an entire library of documents so that you can protect confidential or personal content by limiting access to a specific group of users. You can further protect documents by applying Information Rights Management (IRM) policies that encrypt the content of specific documents so that…

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How SharePoint Workspace works with the Microsoft Office Upload Center

SharePoint Workspace users may quickly notice the near omnipresence of the Microsoft Office Upload Center icon in their Windows notification area: The Microsoft Office Upload Center (msosync.exe) manages synchronization between your SharePoint workspaces and their corresponding SharePoint sites. As a result, given the frequency of synchronization between a SharePoint workspace and the SharePoint site, the…

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Using your My Site in SharePoint Workspace

Perhaps you’re already enjoying the flexibility of using a SharePoint My Site. You can compartmentalize content as Personal (content available only to you), Collaborative (content available to you and specific team members), and Shared (content available to anyone who has access to the site). And you can also take advantage of Office 2010’s co-authoring features…

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Groove Web Services API available in SharePoint Workspace 2010

SharePoint Workspace 2010 provides a Groove Web Services API that is compatible with the API in Groove 2007. The Groove Web Services API allows you to develop an application that can access data in Groove workspaces and tools. Your application runs in its own window, and you can design a user interface tailored to the…

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