Monthly Archives: March 2017

Data on Most Recent Sales in Existing H1

Hi Jennifer,

I am working on a question I have about recent sales prices.

I have a hunch that the sales prices are normally distributed, and below the mean sales price for homes in Knoxville (i.e., "affordable.")

I looked up and saved the parcel ID for each parcel in the existing H1.

I then used the Parcel ID to form a URL that gave me access to the "Owner Card" in the KGIS system.

Example:

Parcel ID "082PE005"

Combine with URL: http://www.kgis.org/ParcelReports/ownercard.aspx?id=

Result: http://www.kgis.org/ParcelReports/ownercard.aspx?id= 082PE005

There are a few other steps but the end result is a folder on my computer full of PDF "Owner Cards" from KGIS.

I then sorted through the "Owner Card" and noted the most recent sale date.

I came up with the following data on "most recent sale date" for each property (table data below chart).

​The "Owner Cards" are also online:
https://app.box.com/s/20icyvmz2dk8purlv7uwzc5prw0h4e9g

I divided them up into the following categories:
Pre-1998 (24 properties last sold in this range)
1998-2007 (51 properties last sold in this range)
2008-2017 (101 properties last sold in this range)

The next step is to pull out the sales price into my spreadsheet of addresses.

My expectation is this will show the normal price distribution, with the average sale price in the H1 over 20 years holding below the Knoxville average.

The more interesting range to me is between 2008 and 2017.

-99 1
1955 1
1957 1
1972 1
1974 2
1978 2
1980 1
1982 1
1985 2
1986 1
1987 1
1988 2
1989 1
1991 1
1992 1
1993 3
1995 6
1996 5
1997 1
1998 2
1999 4
2000 2
2001 5
2002 8
2003 4
2004 3
2005 12
2006 6
2007 5
2008 7
2009 11
2010 7
2011 4
2012 9
2013 10
2014 17
2015 19
2016 12
2017 5

Per usual, the table data and interactive chart are online in Google Drive.

“Newsletter” signup options?

From: Jessel, Tanner – FS
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2017 1:29 PM
To: Chau, Tiffany T -FS < >
Subject: "Newsletter" signup options?

Hi Tiffany,

Rhonda’s message below suggests PNW has five total e-mail subscription options –

1. PNWRS-NEWS-RELEASE

2. PNWRS-RECENT-PUBLICATION

3. NEW-PUBLICATION

4. SCIENCE-FINDINGS

5. SCIENCE-UPDATE

I’m do not know what plans are going forward, but we appear to presently have just one “Newsletter” signup (located in two places; see screenshots below).

Will we be able to have more than one signup?

This could be helpful to have one signup form for each e-mail list from each of the related pages:

· PNWRS-RECENT-PUBLICATION (https://pnw-dr-sand-1.netbase420.com/publications/quarterly-list-recent-publications)

· NEW-PUBLICATION (https://pnw-dr-sand-1.netbase420.com/publication)

· SCIENCE-FINDINGS (https://pnw-dr-sand-1.netbase420.com/publications/science-findings)

· SCIENCE-UPDATE (https://pnw-dr-sand-1.netbase420.com/publications/science-update)

1. Home Page – https://pnw-dr-sand-1.netbase420.com/

2. News Page – https://pnw-dr-sand-1.netbase420.com/latestnews

Thanks,

Tanner

From: Mazza, Rhonda L -FS
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2017 12:41 PM
To: Jessel, Tanner – FS < >
Cc: Chau, Tiffany T -FS < >
Subject: RE: Science-Findings: Northwest forest plants defeat pests and diseases!

Hi Tanner,

Yes, we “piggyback” on USDA-FS-NEWS to distribute our material. We create them but use the USDA list serve to distribute. I don’t think we want to re-create that part of the wheel. CAP creates the email content, sends it to the USDA list serve, which then distributes it to subscriber. That part of the process (step 2) works fine . We primarily need help with step 1: gathering the content in an efficient manner.

Below are the names of some of our mailing lists, if that helps.

PNWRS-NEWS-RELEASE

PNWRS-RECENT-PUBLICATION

NEW-PUBLICATION

SCIENCE-FINDINGS

SCIENCE-UPDATE

-Rhonda

Rhonda Mazza
Science writer
Forest Service

Pacific Northwest Research Station

p: 503-808-2132

1220 SW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97204
www.fs.fed.us
Caring for the land and serving people

From: Jessel, Tanner – FS
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2017 12:28 PM
To: Mazza, Rhonda L -FS <>
Subject: RE: Science-Findings: Northwest forest plants defeat pests and diseases!

Hi Rhonda,

Looking at this again, and also at the master list of listservs (just learned how to do this), I feel confident in saying we (PNW) do not have ownership of any newsbox listserv.

In the example you’ve forwarded, it appears we (PNW) have “piggybacked” on someone else’s listserv (USDA-FS-NEWS) to distribute our material.

What I was imagining was a dedicated listserv for our own material, similar to what SRS has (FS-SRS-PUBS) or RMRS has (RMRS_PUBLICATIONS)

So, I believe I still need to ask “Doc” tomorrow about how to set up a new one.

I learned this by sending the listserv command “LIST” (no quotes) in the message body of an e-mail addressed to LISTSERV NEWSBOX.USDA.GOV. I’m attaching the readout that I got back – it’s interesting (See the attached text file, usda_newsbox_listserv_lists_20170327.txt).

Our distribution method for our four current mailing lists remains a mystery to me:

1. PNW Research News Releases

2. PNW New Publications

3. PNW Science Findings (Is it always “piggybacked” on USDA-FS-NEWS?)

4. PNW Science Update

Do you have any examples of any of these?

-Tanner

From: Mazza, Rhonda L -FS
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2017 10:26 AM
To: Jessel, Tanner – FS < >
Subject: FW: Science-Findings: Northwest forest plants defeat pests and diseases!

Hi Tanner,

This is what goes out to the electronic subscribers of Science Findings.

Rhonda

From: USDA FS NEWS List [mailto:USDA-FS-NEWS
NEWSBOX.USDA.GOV] On Behalf Of Chau, Tiffany T -FS
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2017 4:04 PM
To: USDA-FS-NEWS NEWSBOX.USDA.GOV
Subject: Science-Findings: Northwest forest plants defeat pests and diseases!

A new Science Findings from the PACIFIC NORTHWEST RESEARCH STATION is now available online!

Science Findings 194 – March 2017

Northwest forest plants defeat pests and diseases!

This month’s issue features science by Rick Kelsey and Joe Karchesy

IN SUMMARY

Societies use biologically active chemicals as medicines and pesticides to protect human and agricultural health. But widespread use of synthetic compounds raises concerns about their safety, and resistance development in targeted pests.

To find safer alternatives, scientists turned to native plants and trees in Pacific Northwest forests using multiyear exploratory surveys. Researchers collected samples from different plant and tree parts for extraction and toxicity testing with a simple brine shrimp bioassay. These bioassays detected strong biological activity in heartwood extracts from four cedar and one juniper species.

In followup experiments, researchers discovered that heartwood extracts from yellow-cedar (Callitropsis nootkatensis), incense cedar (Calocedrus decurrens), Port Orford cedar Chamaecyparis lawsoniana), and western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) had strong toxicity or repellent activity toward mosquitoes, ticks, or fleas. A patent was issued for compounds with activity toward these pests. It has been licensed to a company interested in developing them into commercial products.

In other experiments, researchers found extracts and compounds from cedar heartwood possess strong antimicrobial activity against Phytophthora ramorum, the pathogen causing sudden oak death. To mitigate movement of P. ramorum spores by hikers and cyclists, forest health specialists have used western redcedar (Thuja plicata) heartwood chips on a popular hiking trail on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, where retreatment continues to show promising results.

Past issues of Science Findings are available here: http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/publications/scifi.shtml

Tiffany Chau, Web Manager

PNW Research Station

1220 SW 3rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 503-808-2140

Fax: 503-808-2130

https://www.fs.fed.us/pnw

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To manage your subscription visit http://www.fs.fed.us/news/subscription.shtml

Examples of newsletters from “classic” PNWRS site?

Hi Tiffany,

Sorry to bug you –

On our “classic” PNW RS Forest Service page: https://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/publications/recentpubs/subscription.shtml

We have four “in-house” e-mail lists site visitors can subscribe to:

1. PNW Research News Releases

2. PNW New Publications

3. PNW Science Findings

4. PNW Science Update

I am trying to understand:

a) how a new user subscribes to each of these four products, and

b) what the end result of successful sign-up is

Do you happen to have any examples of these four e-mail subscription products, that have been delivered to you?

I tried to sign up as a new subscriber to learn this on my own; the sign up appears not to be working right now (dead-end at

https://www.fs.fed.us/common/scripts/listserv-rev2.php, with an error message, “You have access this page either directly or from an invalid location. Please click here to go to < https://www.fs.fed.us/common/scripts/>”

Rhonda thought this might be related to the recent HTTPS migration.

Thanks for any help,

Tanner

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Science-Findings: Northwest forest plants defeat pests and diseases!

From: Jessel, Tanner – FS
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2017 12:28 PM
To: Mazza, Rhonda L -FS < >
Subject: RE: Science-Findings: Northwest forest plants defeat pests and diseases!

Hi Rhonda,

Looking at this again, and also at the master list of listservs (just learned how to do this), I feel confident in saying we (PNW) do not have ownership of any newsbox listserv.

In the example you’ve forwarded, it appears we (PNW) have “piggybacked” on someone else’s listserv (USDA-FS-NEWS) to distribute our material.

What I was imagining was a dedicated listserv for our own material, similar to what SRS has (FS-SRS-PUBS) or RMRS has (RMRS_PUBLICATIONS)

So, I believe I still need to ask “Doc” tomorrow about how to set up a new one.

I learned this by sending the listserv command “LIST” (no quotes) in the message body of an e-mail addressed to LISTSERV [ a t ] NEWSBOX.USDA.GOV. I’m attaching the readout that I got back – it’s interesting (See the attached text file, usda_newsbox_listserv_lists_20170327.txt).

Our distribution method for our four current mailing lists remains a mystery to me:

1. PNW Research News Releases

2. PNW New Publications

3. PNW Science Findings (Is it always “piggybacked” on USDA-FS-NEWS?)

4. PNW Science Update

Do you have any examples of any of these?

-Tanner

From: Mazza, Rhonda L -FS
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2017 10:26 AM
To: Jessel, Tanner – FS < >
Subject: FW: Science-Findings: Northwest forest plants defeat pests and diseases!

Hi Tanner,

This is what goes out to the electronic subscribers of Science Findings.

Rhonda

From: USDA FS NEWS List [mailto:USDA-FS-NEWS
NEWSBOX.USDA.GOV] On Behalf Of Chau, Tiffany T -FS
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2017 4:04 PM
To: USDA-FS-NEWS NEWSBOX.USDA.GOV
Subject: Science-Findings: Northwest forest plants defeat pests and diseases!

A new Science Findings from the PACIFIC NORTHWEST RESEARCH STATION is now available online!

Science Findings 194 – March 2017

Northwest forest plants defeat pests and diseases!

This month’s issue features science by Rick Kelsey and Joe Karchesy

IN SUMMARY

Societies use biologically active chemicals as medicines and pesticides to protect human and agricultural health. But widespread use of synthetic compounds raises concerns about their safety, and resistance development in targeted pests.

To find safer alternatives, scientists turned to native plants and trees in Pacific Northwest forests using multiyear exploratory surveys. Researchers collected samples from different plant and tree parts for extraction and toxicity testing with a simple brine shrimp bioassay. These bioassays detected strong biological activity in heartwood extracts from four cedar and one juniper species.

In followup experiments, researchers discovered that heartwood extracts from yellow-cedar (Callitropsis nootkatensis), incense cedar (Calocedrus decurrens), Port Orford cedar Chamaecyparis lawsoniana), and western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) had strong toxicity or repellent activity toward mosquitoes, ticks, or fleas. A patent was issued for compounds with activity toward these pests. It has been licensed to a company interested in developing them into commercial products.

In other experiments, researchers found extracts and compounds from cedar heartwood possess strong antimicrobial activity against Phytophthora ramorum, the pathogen causing sudden oak death. To mitigate movement of P. ramorum spores by hikers and cyclists, forest health specialists have used western redcedar (Thuja plicata) heartwood chips on a popular hiking trail on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, where retreatment continues to show promising results.

Past issues of Science Findings are available here: http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/publications/scifi.shtml

Tiffany Chau, Web Manager

PNW Research Station

1220 SW 3rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 503-808-2140

Fax: 503-808-2130

https://www.fs.fed.us/pnw

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To manage your subscription visit http://www.fs.fed.us/news/subscription.shtml

Suggestion to remove item from “Publications” drop-down

Hi Tiffany,

Rhonda and I looked at the new Drupal site this morning, discussing the Quarterly Publications update project.

We are wondering if “Quarterly List of Recent Publications” could be removed from the drop-down list under “Publications” from the main horizontal navigation?

We both felt that “Quarterly List of Recent Publications” was not precisely a type of publication, but more precisely a type of news release, released on a quarterly basis.

Therefore, we felt it was most appropriately presented as an option under the main horizontal navigation’s “News” page.

Thanks,

Tanner

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Updated Options for Quarterly Pub Collect / Distribute Process

Hello all,

Starting on Friday last week (3/14), 20 new publications got pushed out via the PNW-specific TreeSearch RSS feed I’d shared earlier.

· This triggered an update of my test Feedburner feed, and the e-mail summary I signed up for, see forwarded message below

Unfortunately, on inspection, I noticed a problem – seven (7) of the pubs are actually just “old” items that have recently been added to RITS (example: 2013 PNW Science Accomplishments).

· I Just logged in to RITS and confirmed that “TreeSearch RSS” publication directly correlates to “Accession Number” in RITS.

o This means we have several 1990s publications, and a few early 2000s getting pushed out as “recent publications.”

· While this does not invalidates the utility of subscribing via the “Top 20 Recent Publications” RSS feed;

· It complicates the approach I initially thought would be “simple”

o Adds a step of manually “filtering out” old, but recently modified pubs.

Finding: TreeSearch RSS feed is linked to RITS “Product ID”

· accurate in the sense that “these are new publications to TreeSearch;”

· inaccurate in sense that “these are our most recent PNW publications.”

Hypothetically, one could:

· Subscribe to the RSS feed;

· Let Outlook passively collect your RITS updates;

· Check it quarterly;

· Process collected items

Unfortunately, you’d have to “weed out” the backlogged or just plain “old” entries pushed out by the TreeSearch RSS feed.

Therefore, the “safest” option with “least amount of work” would probably be:

· log in to RITS

· visit the “Products and Services Search,”

· sort by “Year” field (see image below).

· Copy and paste table data to a spreadsheet (as we initially tried)

· Once in the spreadsheet, sort by accession number (Product ID, always ascending as new records are added R&D wide)

Once that step is figured out, we arrive at the question:

How do we distribute new publications?

I completed a “survey of the field” of how various FS R&D entities are approaching publication distribution.

Please see attached spreadsheet (survey-of-pubs-distribute-mechanisms.xlsx)

So far, choices appear to be mix of Content Management System (CMS), Listserv, or some e-mail marketing tool (ConstantContact or MailChimp) as below:

1. Drupal CMS

2. Drupal CMS + native XML

3. WordPress CMS

4. WordPress CMS + Newsletter Plugin

5. ConstantContact

6. MailChimp

7. RSS (Unknown USDA CMS + native XML)

8. Unknown CMS (Unable to determine CMS)

9. Unknown USDA CMS (mid 2000s – current FS.FED.US CMS)

10. USDA Newsbox ListServ

The “low hanging fruit” would probably be to use USDA Newsbox Listserv.

Another one would be:

· activate a native XML feed for our upcoming PNW Drupal site

· subscribe to the XML for that

· use the Feedburner service to generate an HTML formatted e-mail.

That’s about as fully automated as you can get, while maintaining strict control via the Drupal Site, i.e, no “1993” publications get into our feed

My recommendation would be to start with the “low hanging fruit” of a Newsbox listserv.

· Establish what the burden of creating these “publication alerts” might be

o Low effort?

o Lots of effort?

· Launch a “New Publications Alert” service – new alert for each individual publication

· Combine all the alerts each quarter into your “quarterly publications blast”

Meanwhile, evaluate the costs / benefits of the various other technologies for the “quarterly update”

(Which could itself be a separate Newsbox listserv)

· I do not know if ConstantContact or MailChimp are free (I suspect not).

o https://www.constantcontact.com/pricing

§ Special note: ONE of the various orgs (USDA ERS) appears to have a ConstantContact for 28 different units (Farm Bill, FNA, Rice Outlook, Wheat Outlook, etc)

· Perhaps FS R&D could pay for an overall ConstantContact subscription for the various labs?

o https://mailchimp.com/pricing/

§ Free for 2,000 or less subscribers

Begs the question: do we have a budget for this?

Other than that, I think I need to work on documenting precisely how one carefully copies and pastes from RITS to an Excel Spreadsheet to create one similar to the one I have attached (PNW-Quarterly-Pubs-Update.xlsx)

-Tanner

From: Tanner Jessel [mailto:mountainsol@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:16 AM
To: Jessel, Tanner – FS <tjessel@fs.fed.us>
Subject: Fwd: Top 20 PNW Pubs

survey-of-pubs-distribute-mechanisms.xlsx
PNW-Quarterly-Pubs-Update.xlsx
rss-vs-rits.xlsx

Reporting Out the Results of the SharePoint Survey

We developed a SharePoint site to communicate the results of the SharePoint survey to our internal audience.

We added interactive features, including a discussion board, interactive slide deck, results analysis wiki, and comment boards.

We are hoping this will continue the “conversation” surrounding SharePoint.

From: Burks, Matthew C -FS
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:56 AM
To: FS-pdl pnw all station employees < >
Subject: SharePoint survey results

Hello everyone,

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the PNW SharePoint Survey or sending your suggestions directly to me. The results are now available at 2017 PNW SharePoint Survey Results

This page includes a presentation about the results, and frequently asked questions at the bottom. Please feel free to add your own questions and comments to the discussion board.

Moving Forward – The top 3 priorities identified by the SharePoint Working Group are:

Priority number 1 – Enhance Navigation

Priority number 2 – Ensure Information is Current

Priority number 3 – SharePoint Training for PNW Employees

Thanks again for your input and have a great day,

Matt

From: Burks, Matthew C -FS
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2017 8:42 AM
To: FS-pdl pnw all station employees < >
Subject: FW: SharePoint survey, please respond to help improve station internal communications

Hello everyone,

The PNW SharePoint survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z3YG5NN will be available until Friday, February 3.

Thank you to the 68 people who have already responded.

Your input is vital to help us learn how to make SharePoint 2013 as helpful as possible to the station’s internal communication needs.

Thanks again,

-Matt

From: Burks, Matthew C -FS
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:36 PM
To: FS-pdl pnw all station employees <>
Subject: FW: SharePoint survey, please respond to help improve station internal communications

Dear PNW Employee,

Last week, Cindy Miner wrote to let you know that an important CAP survey on SharePoint was headed your way. Today, we’re happy to announce our survey is ready for your input: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z3YG5NN The 10-question, anonymous survey should take no more than 10 minutes of your time.

Your input is vital to help us learn how to make SharePoint 2013 as helpful as possible to the station’s internal communication needs. Although the survey is anonymous, I welcome any questions about the survey, SharePoint 2013, or SharePoint training opportunities by e-mail at mburks or by phone at 503-808-2279.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

Matt Burks
Public Affairs Specialist
Forest Service

Pacific Northwest Research Station

p: 503-808-2279

1220 SW 3rd Avenue, Suite 1400
Portland, OR 97204
www.fs.fed.us/pnw
Caring for the land and serving people

From: Miner, Cynthia L -FS
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2017 5:07 PM
To: FS-pdl pnw all station employees < >
Subject: SharePoint survey to be sent to you next week, please respond to help improve station internal communications

Dear PNW Employee,

USDA has provided Forest Service R&D with SharePoint 2013 enterprise software as an internal communication tool. SharePoint 2013 (current PNW site) is available for our research station to internally gather, store, find, and share information critical to our mission.

The PNW Communications and Applications group (CAP) is actively working to understand how SharePoint 2013 can best serve the station’s internal science communication and collaboration needs. We have designed a brief, 10-question survey to help us better understand the station’s information needs and how SharePoint 2013 might meet those needs. Your input is important to help us make the most of this new internal communication tool.

Matt Burks, Public Affairs Specialist, will be sending all employees a Survey Monkey link the week of January 9–13. Your contribution of 5 to 10 minutes to complete the survey is essential to helping us determine how SharePoint can best be used by station employees and how CAP can best support the adoption of this technology.

Thanks in advance,

Cindy Miner
Assistant Station Director

Communications and Applications

Forest Service

Pacific Northwest Research Station

p: 503-808-2135
c: 503-701-4054
f: 503-808-2130

1220 SW 3rd Ave., Suite 1400
Portland, OR 97204
www.fs.fed.us
Caring for the land and serving people

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SurveyMonkey_112222152.pdf

2017-03-02-Findings-Presentation.pptx

SharePoint RSS Viewer Web Part XML Fail

As mentioned the other day: I thought an RSS reader web app for recent PNW pubs would be a nice addition to the hub home page.

I found a short article on how to add an RSS reader:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Add-RSS-feeds-from-external-sites-to-your-site-52C26FB9-F1E7-44B7-B684-DEA7B5788590

The point is to embed our 20 most recent TreeSearch publications, available via RSS at:

https://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/feeds/top20.xml?id=PNW

Did not work.

Tried this:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/test-pnw-pubs

Did work, but formatting was wonky (see image below).

Tried pure XML:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/test-pnw-pubs?format=xml

Did not work.

Prefer to think “it’s SharePoint, not me”

Do we want to let our SP expert take a crack at this?

I ended up using this external widget – works for now, may not work “forever.”

https://feed.mikle.com/

-Tanner

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Progress on SharePoint Analysis page

Hi Matt,

Here is the 2017 PNW SharePoint Survey Analysis page (I’m about halfway through it at this point):

https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnw/2017%20PNW%20SharePoint%20Survey%20Analysis/Home.aspx

I ended up using a wiki library app. I find the wiki library app extremely simple to use. They take a lot of the work of creating a new page out of the equation, and they build themselves as a single, self-contained content library.

For example, you can see in the URL below that the page “Question 1” is a sub-page within “2017 PNW SharePoint Survey Analysis.”

https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnw/2017%20PNW%20SharePoint%20Survey%20Analysis/Question%201.aspx

On the questions I’ve completed, included JPEG images of some slides from the presentation.

For certain pages, like Question 3 and Question 7, I’m looking at including a slide deck or maybe picture library to shuffle through the charts that reflect interest level in apps overall, interest level in apps by program, and challenges to making SharePoint attractive to potential SharePoint users.

-Tanner

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Update on Slide Library Web App

Matt,

I finally was able to get the SharePoint Survey Slide Library working, following what seemed like the same steps we tried Friday last week.

I chose “Upload” and “Publish Slides” from the slide app, pointing to my desktop copy of the most recent slide deck (with a few changes based on feedback).

It took a couple of minutes, but all 61 slides eventually uploaded.

The purpose of this slide library escapes me entirely… perhaps it is to easily “Re-use” existing slide decks over time?

It ends up breaking apart the entire slide deck into individual slides; it doesn’t let a person view the slides sequentially; no slideshow view.

I did notice the option to copy a particular slide to an existing slide deck, or to an entirely new slide.

I suppose, this could save someone time if a user has a particular slide they wish to use often, and don’t want to bother downloading the deck…

That seems like a stretch of the imagination, and on top of that, a lot of effort. Really odd library app, it seems to me.

The small embedded one on the home page seems superior (I increased the size of the embed by about 100 pixels, by the way)

-Tanner

From: Jessel, Tanner – FS
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 5:44 PM
To: Burks, Matthew C -FS <mburks@fs.fed.us>
Subject: SharePoint Shortcuts / New Slide Library Feature

Matt,

I stumbled upon a couple new SharePoint hacks while poking at this “slides” problem a bit more today…

https://ems-team.usda.gov/sites/fs-rd-pnw/2017%20PNW%20SharePoint%20Survey%20Presentation/Forms/AllItems.aspx

The first two attachments just ways to make it easier to get to SharePoint besides saving a link on the desktop.

The middle one (pnw-sharepoint-hub.png) is me “discovering” you can add a custom link to your own personal home page.

The last two are an option that came up when I was looking at the slide library app – it allowed me to create a connection between my Windows Explorer and SharePoint, which I found possibly useful.

BUT – it failed, so not so useful. I did notice a problem with it asking me for credentials – maybe what’s failing is a security setting?

I tried slide decks and single images today – I am wondering if this is not one of those “unsupported features.”

-Tanner

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