Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Setting Up SMS Alert on SharePoint 2010 Lists/Libraries

For the past week, I have been working on an enterpise microblogging POC for a customer in Australia, running on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 platform.  It's an interesting POC and one of the key requirements implemented was the capability on sending SMS alerts for changes in SharePoint lists/libraries that interest the users.

We found an SMS provider that offers a trial account which enables us to send SMS from our  SharePoint by calling their Web Services. It is Red Oxygen global SMS gateway (30 days trial)

Below are the steps in setting up and configuring the SMS alert:
  • Obtain the root certificate for the SMS service provider's HTTPS Web address, which is  Open the URL using your browser and find out its SSL certificate.  The certificate is issued by Go Daddy Secure Certification Authority.

MCPD on SharePoint Developer 2010 Certified

I have passed Exam 70-573: TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development early this month, following the previous three SharePoint 2010 beta exams I passed on mid last year.  This entitled me for MCPD on SharePoint Developer 2010 credential.