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Tighter integration with business workflows and line of business systems - OnePlaceMail R6.3

CEO at OnePlace Solutions, a trusted Microsoft Gold partner providing a suite of integrated products on the SharePoint/Office 365 platform.
James Fox
10 September 2012

OnePlaceMail now delivers greater performance, improved usability and tighter integration with business workflows and line of business systems.

OnePlaceMail Release 6.3 is available for download in both the free Express edition and Enterprise edition and new features include;

  • Performance: increase of up to 95% when saving emails and email attachments to SharePoint
  • Business Connectivity Services: Line of business data surfaced directly within Microsoft Outlook, Office and File Explorer with no additional configuration required
  • People and Groups: Significant enhancements for SharePoint People/Groups columns support
  • Launch: A new capability to launch actions and applications from within Microsoft Outlook

Business Connectivity Services

OnePlaceMail works with existing SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services (BCS) configuration with no additional configuration necessary.  Performance and usability of external Data Columns is second to none.

How to use SharePoint Business Connectivity Services from within Microsoft Outlook

OnePlaceMail’s support for External Data columns (Business Connectivity Services):

 
Watch video: This screencast shows ‘How to use Business Connectivity Services from within Microsoft Outlook’ and demonstrates the new capabilities in action.

 

People & Groups Column – Improved usability and performance

People & Groups Column

Support for the SharePoint People / Groups column has been greatly enhanced.  In addition to significantly improving usability, the new interface also improves performance selecting the relevant people/groups and saving to SharePoint.

Launch applications, files and start actions

Launch applications, files and start actions

The new Launch capability expands support for defining multiple SharePoint Search locations/scopes from within Outlook.

The configurable Launch ribbon menu allows for shortcuts to web pages, files and applications to provide quick access for users to perform actions directly from Microsoft Outlook.

 
OnePlaceMail Release 6.3 also provides support for SharePoint 2013 Preview environments and further capabilities will be announced in a subsequent R6.4 where both Office 2013 and more specific SharePoint 2013 capabilities will be unveiled.

Other enhancements include

  • Check for updates to validate your OnePlaceMail installation is the latest available
  • Enhanced browsing experience from within Outlook (now supports page navigation controls and ability to open the current page in a full browser)
  • “Email as Attachment” context action now available in custom library definitions
  • Column mapping can now be achieved with columns that are not shown in Create/Edit forms

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