DotNetNuke Outlook Social Connector Setup

The steps in setting up the Outlook Social Connector for DotNetNuke on your local computer.

The steps assume that you have installed the DNN website module by InteractiveWebs called the Outlook Social Connector.

1. Close Outlook

2. Start the MSI installer “Setup_DNNSocialConnector

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3. Select Next

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4. Use the default path, or select one, then select – Next

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5. Select Next when ready to proceed

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6. Wait a bit

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7. Select Close

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8. Open Outlook and in the Mail view, find an email message and expand the view for the Social Connector.

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9. Select the + symbol under the contact image, and select “on another social network” from the available list.

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10. Select “iWebs – DNN Social Connector” from the available social connector plugins.

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11. Fill in the connection settings for your DotNetNuke Website that has the iWebs – DNN Social Connector module installed. And admin or host account is needed. Click Connect

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When you browse an email message from a user who is registered on your website, you will see the activity that they have taken on your site. This includes activity on security roles, DNN Forums Module, and if you have updated to our modified Documents Module, activity on that module too.

Outlook Social Connector for DotNetNuke

We have completed a new module for DotNetNuke that takes data directly from your website and feeds it into your Microsoft Outlook as a social feed.

Some of you may be aware that Microsoft recently released a new feature in Outlook 2010 called the Social Connector. It allows you to feed data from social sites like LinkedIn and Facebook, into your Outlook.

When someone sends you an email, or you open a contact or calendar item, the social connector will use the email address of the outlook data to find related social information and feed it into your site.

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With the new DNN module – Outlook Social Connector for DotNetNuke we are feeding data from your DNN website directly to Outlook.

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This makes it incredibly easy to see relate a website users activity on your site to an email received by that user.

We are yet to document the module and create a supporting website. As soon as we do, we will be releasing the module. Stay tuned.