Mel Lota's Weblog

Silverlight, SharePoint and other related technologies

  • Sharepoint 2007 task notification alert emails not working

    "Where are my alert emails!" I hear you cry. I've been repeating these same words for a number of days now and I've finally managed to get them working so I thought I'd share my solution.

    I've been working with a MOSS site which has three environments; development, staging and live. We have a number of custom workflows which were created using Workflow Foundation and InfoPath for the forms. Each of the workflow tasks should automatically send out a task notification email whenever the task is reassigned to a different person. This has always worked fine on staging and live environments, but I've never seen them working in the development environment. Interestingly all the standard scheduled alert emails were working fine (ie. if you were to subscribe to a list), it was just the task notifications from the workflows which were not.

  • Hello World!

    This is the first post to my newly created weblog hosted at (many thanks to Joe Stagner for setting this up for me), which I'm migrating from my existing site So I'll start with an introduction; I'm Mel, I've been working with various Microsoft web technologies over the years including classic ASP, ASP.NET and have most recently started working with Sharepoint 2007 and Windows Sharepoint Services. I mostly make posts to share problems and solutions I encounter whilst working on projects for my current employer.