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Topic: "Alerts"

How to create an alert on metadata value in SharePoint

A while back, I published a blog post on how to create an alert in SharePoint. Today I would like to take this functionality further and explain to you a neat trick on how to set up conditional alerts based on metadata value. Here is a scenario. You have a document library with a Status column and would like to be notified… keep reading >

3 ways to notify a user of changes in a SharePoint list

SharePoint lists are great at storing non-document content like issues, tasks, events, contacts or any other info via a custom list. So here is a typical business scenario. Say, you add some content to the list and want to notify a user of changes in a SharePoint list. How do you make this happen? This post will explain the available options. 1. Alert… keep reading >

Follow vs. Alert in SharePoint

In case you wonder what the difference between Follow vs. Alert in SharePoint is – you came to the right place. As a matter of fact – I do get this question frequently from my clients and blog readers, so you are not alone. Before I explain the difference between the two, let me first clarify what each of these options is… keep reading >

How to create SharePoint alerts

Today I want to share one of my favorite and most under-utilized features of SharePoint – SharePoint Alerts. This is a very useful and super-easy out-of-the-box feature to set up, and yet, I don’t see many users taking advantage of it. It is a simple, but very powerful little tool that can be used in a variety of business scenarios. Let me… keep reading >