Friday, August 6, 2010

How To: Display SharePoint in Outlook

There have been a few questions lately being asked over on @EUSP’s STP (Stump the Panel) that needed a specific integration with that you simply can’t get using OOTB features of SharePoint.  Here are some examples:

These are very good questions and I hope that the solution allows for more SharePoint/Outlook integration.  These are two fantastic tools that I never close while I’m computing.

So how do you do this?

  1. In Outlook create a new folder and call it whatever makes sense to your situation.
  2. Right click that folder and select properties.
  3. On the home page tab type: http://URLtoYourCustomPage and check mark the "Show home page by default for this folder."

When you click on the folder, you can instantly view your SharePoint page within Outlook or any web page for that matter.  There are many uses for this, feel free to drop a comment and let me know how you are using it.