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With myPortal Team Sites, you can easily share content and ideas with your teams and workgroups. myPortal alerts make it easy to stay on top of the changes your co-workers submit on a regular basis.
Watch a video explanation.
Content in myPortal is stored in libraries and lists.
A library is used for storing documents like Word files, Excel documents or even pictures. They're similar to file folders on your computer.
A list is used for storing data like discussion items, task lists or even calendar events. A list is similar to an Excel spreadsheet or an Access database.
To begin, navigate to the myPortal library or list you want to stay updated on.
It can be a Document Library you share on a Team Site, a Discussion List, a Photo Library or even your Team Calendar.
Individual lists and libraries are often shown in the sidebar navigation of pages and team sites. Clicking the sidebar links will take you to the primary view for the individual list or library.
You can verify you're on the list view by looking for “Lists” in the URL bar of your browser. You can verify you're on the primary view of a library by looking for “Shared%20Documents” in the URL bar of your browser.
Once you're on the selected library, you'll see all the content in the selected library.
You'll also have two new tabs appear in the top ribbon bar on the page -- either Documents and Library or Items and Lists.
From this point on, the process is similar whether you're using a Library or List. We'll focus on subscribing to alerts for a Document Library, but you can do the same with a List.
Click the Library tab to see a new toolset for working with your library in the ribbon bar.
In the middle of the new ribbon bar, look for the Alert Me button.
Click the button and then select "Set alert on this library" from the drop-down menu.
This will open the Alert dialog box in a pop-up window.
From here you can set your options for being alerted.
Once you've set your preferences for the alerts, click OK and the alerts will be initiated. You'll receive an email shortly confirming your subscription.
If you wish to review or change your alerts later on, you can do so in your personal settings.
Simply navigate to the Team Site you have alerts set for and then click your name in the upper-right corner of the page. Then click on My Settings from the drop-down menu.
Next, select My Alerts on the following page.
Clicking any of the items in the list will open the same dialog window we used to start the alert.