How To Configure Regional Settings of a Site in SharePoint 2016

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How To Configure Regional Settings of a Site in SharePoint 2016

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Your company may have offices located in different regions across the globe. You can configure your SharePoint Site to work with the right time zone and the preferred calendar. You need to be a Site Collection administrator or the Site owner to be able to choose and change the regional settings of a Site.

Settings include:

  • Time zone;
  • Local;
  • Calendar;
  • Alternate calendar;
  • Work week;
  • And time format.

To access the settings page, just go to Site Settings and you’ll see Regional Settings link under Site Administration heading.

Remember, every user of the Site has the ability to change the regional settings to reflect their own personal preference. These settings will override your Site-level settings.

The short video above shows you the process.

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About the Author:

Asif Rehmani has been a SharePoint Trainer, Consultant, Author, and a SharePoint Server MVP since 2007. He’s the founder of VisualSP Help System.

VisualSP provides just-in-time learning and help through proprietary help system software. Also, the website hosts a variety of training videos authored by renowned experts in the industry.

Over the years, Asif has provided SharePoint consulting and training to major clients such as Department of Defense, NASA, Hersheys, Toshiba, State Farm, Federal Home Loan Bank, US Army and many more.


Video Transcript

Each sub-site has a section for configuring its regional settings this is access by going to site settings and it is done by a site owner you start by going to the regional settings under site administration this is where you can set up first the timezone that would be the default timezone for the site the locale many choices available here the sort order you can specify that here as well the default calendar currently that’s the default English or Gregorian calendar you can also set up an alternate calendar in my case I’m going to go ahead and set it to Hebrew lunar calendar also I’m going to go ahead and change the first day of the week to Tuesday and see how that affects my calendar when additional setting here that you can change is the time format 12 hour or 24 hour format let’s look at the changes that have occurred due to the settings that I have changed in the calendar here now you can see the Hebrew lunar calendar as well as a Gregorian calendar are both being shown and also Tuesday is the first day of the week

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