One of the things I have learnt is give people reasons to go to
SharePoint and this will help with your user adoption strategy. I
have written before about ways to achieve this but I thought I
would share one solution that we use.
The unread email is a simple web part that you configure to look
at either an on premise exchange server or a hosted exchange for
example Office 365 or for educational organizations Live@EDU. It simply sits on your
SharePoint site and shows how many unread emails a user has in
their Exchange inbox and a click on the icon takes them straight to
their mailbox. You can see an example below and also a mock-up of
our Metro style unread email icon. Simple but effective and also
works with SharePoint 2007 as well as 2010.
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