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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About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Posted on March 21, 2017, in Uncategorized, USFS Research. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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