July 10, 2008

Advanced Alert for SharePoint

Advanced Alert is a Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 solution which allows users having the ManageAlerts permission to create alerts on list or item for SharePoint groups.

In using the Alert Me feature on SharePoint lists or items, you can only create alerts for yourself or for several users. No way to create alerts for SharePoint groups. Advanced Alert adds a Alert Group link on the lists Actions menu and on the items contextual menu. It works exactly like the Alert Me links except that the Alert Group links display a page where you can create alerts for groups. Only groups having permissions to see the item/list are selectable.

You can find the solution on CodePlex: http://www.codeplex.com/AdvancedAlert

3 comments:

Banks1850 said...

Great feature. It really saved me a lot of work, thanks! Question for you though, I noticed that if I set up a new group, they don't show up in the dropdown for the email groups. Is that just a function of needing to wait for it to refresh? Or do I need to restart the service? Or is there something else I need to do?

Jay said...

Does your new group have the ManagedAlerts permission on the list or item for which you want to create an alert?

Nate said...

App works Great, especially with a FBA deployment. Only issue I ran into is getting the feature to work on my extended sharepoint site and have the link notifications point to the extened site not the base site.

Any ideas how to resolve this issue?