Monday, February 6, 2017

SharePoint Workflow Scheduler saves logs and does not disable SharePoint workflows with errors

SharePoint Workflow Scheduler by Virto with the newest update was released.

SharePoint Workflow Scheduler is a tool for SharePoint 2016, 2013, 2010, and 2007, that allows users to run any SharePoint workflow within a site collection on a specific date and time. The schedule of a SharePoint workflow includes hourly and recurrent options. Virto SharePoint Workflow Scheduler can be installed on a SharePoint site and does not require Visual Studio or SharePoint Designer to schedule your SharePoint workflows.

With the newest release, we have added two features related to SharePoint workflows with errors. Now, a SharePoint workflow is not stopped if an error occurs.

SharePoint workflow scheduler
Also, you can view SharePoint workflow logs if you click on the SharePoint workflow name. You will be redirected to a folder where you can examine all details of this SharePoint workflow.

SharePoint workflow

You can download the newest version of Virto SharePoint Workflow Scheduler or try its 30-days free trial.
You can also use with this product the 270+ custom SharePoint workflow actions from Virto SharePoint Workflow Activities Extensions Kit.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Office 365 workflow actions update

Office 365 workflow activities range by Virto has been expanded with additional custom actions. We have added actions for List, Permissions and Active Directory processing, and other custom Office 365 workflow activities for SharePoint Designer.

Office 365 workflow

Now you expand the range of ootb actions with more than 70 custom Office 365 workflow activities by Virto and automate your business processes without coding.

The following Office 365 workflow actions have been added:

Thursday, February 2, 2017

How to set up alerts in SharePoint

SharePoint alerts can be configured to send an email or SMS when any documents or items on a SharePoint site have been changed.

There are many use cases and business scenarios where you can use SharePoint alerts. You can configure instant notifications for changes and updates made to an item, list or library to improve the collaboration of a team working on a specific project. SharePoint alerts can be created to track newly added items or accidentally deleted files in a library. You have a variety of options to apply SharePoint alerts in your business processes, but it is a question of limited flexibility of default SharePoint alert triggers that may not always meet specific requirements.

SharePoint alerts

In this article, we will describe how to set up alerts in SharePoint, overview the case how to create SharePoint alerts for other users, and highlight the most wanted functionality that default SharePoint alerts are not capable, but Virto SharePoint Alerts add-in can do.

SharePoint reminder email without any issues

A powerful business platform such as SharePoint has potentially a wide range of possible use cases for SharePoint reminder usage.

  • Create a SharePoint reminder for events from team or personal calendar;
  • Send a SharePoint reminder for recurrent events such as weekly meeting or monthly report;
  • Receive SharePoint reminder email about list items (for example, tasks) in 2 days before they are overdue;
  • Send reminders for users about upcoming tasks assigned to them;
  • Send a SharePoint reminder about contracts or policy expiration.
SharePoint reminder 1

Needless to say, you can't set up any of this features in your default SharePoint environment without third-party solutions.

The SharePoint alerts mechanism allows you to receive a SharePoint alert email based on an action applied to a chosen item or library (new items were created, edited or deleted). But you can't adjust a SharePoint alert based on a date trigger. In other words, you can't create an out-of-the-box SharePoint reminder.

Friday, January 20, 2017

How to create a form in SharePoint. InfoPath replacement.

Regardless of the future of still dying InfoPath with its pro and cons there are many other options to create a form in SharePoint with other solutions. Everyone using InfoPath is concerned about finding mobile friendly and simple-to-use alternatives to InfoPath. Which solution you choose will depend on your business needs, company budget, technical skills and other specific factors. In this article, we will highlight the most obvious ways to create a form in SharePoint, using alternatives to InfoPath.

alternatives to InfoPath 1

We have following criteria to be considered:
  • even a non-power user must be capable to create a form in SharePoint
  • the solution must be price-effective
  • the solution involves an easy SharePoint implementation along with a strict compliance of security policies
  • average time to create a form in SharePoint must be optimized

Let`s explore which alternatives to InfoPath you can use.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

SharePoint Kanban web part was redesigned and comes with charts, task watchers, email notifications, and other features.

SharePoint Kanban has the major 3.0.1 update and you can enjoy the new design and a whole bunch of new abilities that equate the SharePoint Kanban on premise and the powerful Virto Office 365 Kanban. The web part is available for SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint 2013.

SharePoint Kanban web part

1. Design.

The design of SharePoint Kanban was changed to a modern one.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Office 365 Alerts has the Reminders feature

Office 365 Alerts add-in by VirtoSoftware was renamed to Office 365 Alerts and Reminders add-in. As you might expect, we added the new functionality to our alerting solution and now you can send alerts and notifications about upcoming events as well.

You can use email reminders for meetings, appointments, project deadlines, events, and any other dates that you want to keep track of.

Whenever you schedule a reminder, each user assigned to this reminder will receive email with notification, which can include the details that need his attention.

Office 365 Alerts and Reminders 1

Office 365 Kanban Board gets an update with settings page redesign

Office 365 Kanban has just received a major update, which brought changes to the settings page.
Don't worry, we hadn't totally changed its interface. The settings were split and rearranged into more convenient sections and the Kanban board adjustment process became more logical and intuitive.

Office 365 Kanban 1

You also may notice a few changes made to Office 365 Kanban Board view. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Virtosoftware sponsored the European SharePoint Conference 2016

Hello, everybody!

Last week, we have the pleasure to take part as a sponsor at the ESPC 2016, the largest SharePoint conference in Europe.

We were proud to present our recently launched solutions for Office 365 and SharePoint on premise.
In addition to meeting with attendees, our existing and new customers, we have enjoyed the event. We were excited when people stopped by our booth to have photo with Virtoman, say thanks for Virto products and for Virto support services or get the SharePoint Offline Calendar made of paper :)

We congratulate the tablet winner and all people who took part in our raffles and won the prizes by Virto!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Office 365 Calendar with new full form for event creation and ability to print calendar

Office 365 Calendar by Virto was expanded with several features. Now the calendar is printable and we have added the new Full Details form. Also, you can find a use case below how to display Exchange's event location in Google by link from your SharePoint calendar event.

Now our Virto Office 365 Calendar is available for printing. You need to open settings dropdown in the right upper corner and click "Print". Done! You can print your current calendar view without any issues.

SharePoint Online Calendar 1