New Year’s resolutions don’t just have to be for your health. While aiming to improve your personal life is always a good thing, you should also consider setting some professional resolutions as well.
Below you’ll find four resolutions to help maximize the RIO from your SharePoint solutions in 2015:
1. Make Your Links Meaningful
This resolution specifically pertains to web parts and web part titles, which are usually left with their default hyperlink. If you want to make sure that your viewers are seeing the content you want them to, make sure to edit the default hyperlink for the title points. One way to do this is to change the destination of the title in the Advanced properties group. From there, you can swap the default link listed with a link of your own, which will make more sense to you and your users.
2. Change up Web Part Descriptions
Often times, irrelevant text is included in the tags for web parts. This is usually due to the user leaving the default tags. Creators and site managers can easily go in and edit these descriptions and make the information relevant to their viewers.
3. Make Site Columns and Content Types Short and Sweet
During the creation of a Site Column or Content Type, if you don’t specifically create (or designate) a group for them, SharePoint will automatically put them in “Custom.” This means everything will be sent to the same group; thus, making it difficult to keep everything separate on your end. To avoid this, when creating these groups, you should start the group name with a period so that your custom groups will always sort first, making them easier to find.
4. Help Community Site Users Create Alerts
While some users are able to have great discussions on their community sites, not everyone is able to follow them because they aren’t always notified of new posts. This is because most users don’t realize that simply following a site will not automatically send them an alert for new posts. Changing this and creating alerts could allow for more conversation on discussion lists.
These are just a few ideas for changes you can make to the way you and your team use SharePoint. If you’re new to SharePoint (or just haven’t learned all the tricks yet), are you aware of these 5 SharePoint secrets?