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February 17, 2009 11:20 AM Subscribe
How to use Sharepoint's calendar to remind staff of ongoing project dates for multiple projects.
posted by emjay to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and need to implement a variable date solution for the following and I'm not sure how best to go about it:
Essentially this is Project Management, but with email reminders fromt he calendar:
-Project tracking of about 30 different projects
-Each project will have it's own timeline of dates starting from the initial "StartDate"
-A series of dated items.
a) Set future dates such as April 1, 2010 that trigger reminder emails 120, 90, 60, 30 days prior to the event as well as other fixed dates.
b) Sliding dates such as "every 30 days" for events that occur monthly, annually, etc
c) Manual add-in days for emergency or non-compliance with project specs that can be initiated and send reminders until compliance is met or emergency is over (Could be 24 hours, 48 hours, 30 days, etc)
So essentially I need calendar reminder "countdowns" as well as calendar tracking of unplanned events, as well as regularly scheduled reminders to email out to a group and possibly have the workflow change the "status" of a project based on the current state of the calendar reminders.
Am I looking for something 3rd party here or can this be done in Sharepoint Designer 2007 with a little direction?
Should I hire a 3rd party directly or using oDesk or eLance?