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Calendar View like in Team Services

  Asked By: Cary    Date: Feb 15    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1425

In the Events area of Team Services you can click on Calendar and see
a one month calendar of all events. I am trying to create something
like this in Portal Services, and am having issues.

I was wondering if anyone has accomplished this and could help me
out, or if there was a part already created for this.

Understand, it can NOT use Outlook or Exchange at all.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Divakar Naik     Answered On: Feb 15

Why can't it use exchange/outlook? Not installed?

Answer #2    Answered By: Marcus Davis     Answered On: Feb 15

If you are already running Team Services on another box, you could
create a web part  that points to the calendar  on that box (you can
use the Content Viewer part for this).

Answer #3    Answered By: Perla Vang     Answered On: Feb 15

There is actually another way, but if you are going that route you are
diving into unsupported and undocumented land.

Having said that, I just uploaded a quick & dirty Web part
(http://www.cdolive.net/download/spseventscal.zip) to accomplish that
using only SharePoint portal  Server (SPS). The trick is to reuse the (as
I already mentioned: undocumented and unsupported) Exchange 2000 Outlook
Web Access (OWA) interface. So what's that? Well, since SPS (at least
version 1) relies in some parts on the Exchange 2000 data store it comes
with the OWA interface even if it is never used. Just try it yourself
and type http://YourSPSServerName/public and you'll see what I mean.

All you need to do is:

- Open the URL mentioned above
- Expand "Applications" and the workspace you want to create  the events
- Right click  the workspace folder and choose "New Folder"
- Now enter the name of the events calendar  folder
- Make sure to choose "Folder contains appointment items"
- Click OK and afterwards Cancel to close the window

After that, open the DWP file downloaded from the URL above with a text
editor. Now locate the following URL:


You need to replace "http://server" with your SPS server name like this:
"http://mySPSServerName". Also you need to replace the workspace name:
"http://server/sharepoint%20portal%20server/Applications/Staging" like
Splace". Finally you need to replace the events  calendar folder name:
Space/Calendar" like this:

Finally, import the Web part. It will appear on the middle frame of the
dashboard if you didn't put the wrong values for the

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