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Teaming Feeds



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January 15, 2010 1:45 pm

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Welcome to our next article in our series about new features included in Teaming 2.1. And don’t forget to view our Introductory Article to see which articles we have already published, and articles that will be published in the near future.

Teaming Feeds is a quick way for you to constantly be aware of the activity on the Teaming Website within your company. This new addition to Teaming is similar to the What’s New feature that is found on the new mobile user interface.

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To access Teaming Feeds, simply click Teaming Feed on the sidebar at the left of the Teaming website.

General Features

Clicking the button opens a separate window that you can leave running in the background. An example of this window is shown below.

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Automatic Updating
The Teaming Feeds window automatically updates every five minutes, which keeps you informed of even the most recent activity in your business. You also have the option to manually refresh by using the button on the top left of the page.

Sophisticated Design
Teaming Feeds uses a sophisticated high-capacity caching mechanism. This means that the system is designed to run effectively even if 10,000 users are simultaneously using it.

Specific Features

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Micro-Blog
Clicking the Micro-blog button opens a box that allows you to post to your micro-blog. This feature, combined with the feed option to track micro-blogs, allows Teaming Feeds to be used like Twitter.

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Feed Options
The Teaming Feeds window allows you to view activity on your Teaming Website, including the ability to choose between viewing updates of activity in your Teams, tracked places, site-wide, or on micro-blogs.

Whether you are a long-time user of Teaming, or just getting started, Teaming Feeds is a great addition to the many features that Teaming provides you and your company. In addition to receiving real-time updates on any changes your co-workers make on Teaming, you can click any entry to quickly make a comment. This allows for a faster exchange of ideas, and also a greater grasp of what is happening within your company.

Make sure to check out our Introductory Article to find out about many other important features that Teaming 2.1 offers. Also, make sure to check out our "http://www.novell.com/teaming_library/"> Teaming Library web site for more articles and great ideas on how to utilize forms and workflows to optimize how your business functions.

-The Teaming Library

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New Teaming Landing Page Editor



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January 8, 2010 2:36 pm

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Welcome to the next article in our series about Teaming 2.1. If this is your first time reading our articles, feel free to check out our Introductory Article to see why we are writing this series and to see the list of other articles we have published.

Customizing a Landing Page

The ability to customize landing pages is one of Teaming’s most creative and dynamic features. You use this ability to make your company’s, team’s, and personal landing pages stand out, and to give them a more aesthetically pleasing appeal and a greater level of functionality.

New Features

When you open the new graphical landing page editor, one of the first things you notice is a list of features that you can hide or show with a simple click of the mouse. Featured below are two new options that help you diversify your landing page.

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Show “My Favorites” and “My Teams” Links

This option allows you to hide the masthead and still keep the Sign Out, Favorites, My Teams, Print, Help, and Home Workspace links at the top right of the landing page.

Show Navigation Breadcrumbs

This option allows you to hide the masthead and still keep the tree view of the Teaming hierarchy, which gives you easy access to other parts of your Teaming site.

After choosing which features of Teaming you would want show or hide, you see the new and improved interface for editing landing pages.

New Interface

Below is an image of the new user interface. Click it to view the image in a larger window.

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Notice the new palette of features that you can add to your landing page. The Teaming engineers have made some incredible improvements to the interface that make it simple to create a useful and creative landing page.

The new improvements to the landing page include the following:

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Drag and Drop
To add a feature to your landing page, all you need to do is simply select the feature located in the palette on the left and drag it onto the canvas to the right of the screen. This functionality is not only simple, but also very intuitive if this is your first time using the landing page editor.

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Location Indicator
The new location indicator allows you to see exactly where you are placing a feature on your landing page. This is very handy when you are creating tables with multiple entry areas, or when you are adding multiple features to your landing page.

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Editing and Deleting
The landing page edit and delete buttons appear at the top right of every item that you drag and drop from the palette onto the canvas. This allows you to easily edit a feature by clicking the image of a pencil, or to completely delete the feature by clicking the X. It’s important to remember that if you delete a table, it deletes everything within that table.

Examples

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This first example shows internal landing page in Novell. As you can see, landing pages can be a powerful tool. This page required a little custom work, but it is a great example of what is possible with the Teaming landing page editor.

We will be interviewing with the group that created this landing page in Teaming so we can publish an article about the steps that the group used to create this landing page.

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The Kablink Community is an example of a landing page that is very functional and aesthetically pleasing. This landing page is not as specialized as the first example, but it is another great example of what you can create by using the Teaming landing page editor.

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This third example is a simple landing page that we created. It took very little time, and shows that you can keep your landing page simple, and still utilizes important landing page features.

We hope you are excited about the new landing page editor. Long-time Teaming users will appreciate the features that make creating a landing page quicker and more convenient. If you have never created a landing page, you will find that the new landing page editor is not only intuitive, but also easy to manage. If you want to know more about the specific functions of the landing page editor, check out the documentation for Teaming 2.1. Also, make sure to check out our Introductory Article to see what other articles we have published and which articles are coming next.

This article can also be found on Kablink.

-Teaming Library

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  1. By:tmstone835

    I don’t know if you intended it but your clickable screen shots open a second page with an image that is sized the same as on the original page. I assume that you meant to have it display a larger version of the screen shot.

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  2. By:Teaming_Library

    We have fixed the clickable screen shots. You should now be able to view the larger image upon clicking the thumbnails. Thank you for the feedback!

    -Teaming Library

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  3. By:honeill

    If so, where are you hiding it. If not, when will it be?

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  4. By:rwhyms

    Do you have any further information on working with landing pages? I need to find out how to create an intranet for my organization and i assume I’d use landing pages for that.

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