Subscribing to Discussions and Documents

Another feature available in SharePoint Portal Server is the capability for users to subscribe to documents. Subscribing to a document means that you'll be updated every time a change is made to the document. This feature is very much like the Alerts feature available in SharePoint Team Services. To subscribe to a document, use the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the SharePoint portal site.

  2. Click the Document Library dashboard tab.

  3. Click Subscribe to display the New Subscription tab.

  4. Give the subscription a name. By default, the name of the subscription will be the name of the document; however, you can change this name.

  5. Confirm the email address you want to use to subscribe to the document. You can enter a different email address from the one associated with your site membership if you choose.

  6. Choose how often you want to be notified of changes.

  7. Click OK to confirm your subscription.

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