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Working with Web Pages in Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010

Using Alerts

One of the most difficult obstacles encountered in the business world is knowing when information changes. SharePoint Foundation can help with this problem by enabling you to subscribe to an alert. When a web page to which you subscribe undergoes changes, you will receive an email message stating that the page has changed.

In the following exercise, you will set up an alert for a page and then receive an alert that it has been changed. You will then remove the alert.

  1. Click the Page tab. Click Alert Me in the Share & Track group, and then, from the drop-down list, click Set an alert on this page.

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    The Site Pages: Home.aspx – New Alert dialog appears. You are given several options on the frequency of alerts, as well as when to be alerted.

  2. Retain the default values for this exercise and click OK.

    You are returned to the home page of your Team site.

  3. Click the Edit icon that is displayed to the left of the Browse tab.

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  4. Place the cursor in the content area to the left of the Welcome pane, press CTRL+A to select all the content in the top area, and then press DELETE.

    The contents of the header area are deleted.

  5. Click Save & Close.

    After a few minutes, you should receive two email messages. The first message indicates that an alert was successfully created. The second message indicates that home.aspx has been modified.

  6. Click the Page tab. Click Alert Me in the Share & Track group, and then, from the drop-down list, click Manage My Alerts.

    The My Alerts On This Site page is displayed.

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  7. Click the check box to the left of Site Pages: Home.aspx, and then click Delete Selected Alerts.

  8. Click OK to confirm the deletion of the selected alerts.