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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Business Application Blueprints by Mike Oryszak

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System status and notification features

Continuing the theme of using the Intranet as a communications mechanism, this next solution will leverage the Notification bar within SharePoint to communicate messages to users anywhere within the site. This is a great way to communicate topics like system status, organization news, or security bulletins.

The notification details will include a title, notification message, a category which will be used to change the notification background color and to display a corresponding image, as well as start and end dates in order to support scheduling to keep the content fresh and accurate.

This solution requires two parts:

  • A list to manage the content
  • Code embedded in the Master Page to handle the message retrieval ...

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