The Followed Sites plugin adds SharePoint sites you are following to a Followed Sites group in the MacroView DMF or Message favourite mode.
How it works
Followed Site will automatically check for any changes to the sites you are following on all configured servers each time the favourites are refreshed. A refresh can be triggered manually using the Refresh Favourites option on the MacroView tab in Outlook.
Followed Sites are otherwise refreshed automatically each time the MacroView DMF local service is started (i.e. the first time DMF Explorer or Outlook is started in a Windows session) and when a user switches to Favourites mode. After a refresh, no further refreshes are triggered until 5 minutes has elapsed. This is to prevent waste of bandwidth and other resources if a user was to switch rapidly in and out of Favourites mode or click rapidly on the Refresh favourites button.
Refer to Follow or Stop Following Sites if you want to add right-click options in MacroView DMF or MacroView Message to add and remove followed sites.
Close Microsoft Outlook, DMF Explorer (if applicable) and the MacroView DMF Local Service then download and run the Followed Sites installer that corresponds with your installation of Windows.
|DMF or Message
|64 bit Windows
|32 bit Windows
|8.9.1469 or later
|8.9.149 to 8.9.1342
|8.4.1122 to 8.9.173
*N/A: please contact MacroView if a Windows 32 bit version is required.
MacroView DMF and Message 8.4.1394 and earlier ship with an out-of-the-box Push Favourites solution which needs to be removed if you are installing the Followed Sites plug in. To remove the out-of-the-box solution delete the following file on each pc where DMF or Message is installed.
Followed Sites version 2.1.0 has the following settings.
Default value: 5
This is the time in minutes since the last time the followed sites where loaded from the SharePoint. If you right click and attempt to refresh prior to the specified refresh rate time having elapsed, then the cached favourites are used (i.e. a refresh does not occur). If the time since the followed sites where last loaded is greater than the refresh rate time, then the followed sites are re-loaded from SharePoint and re-cached. If a refresh rate of zero is specified then the followed sites cannot be refresh.
Note: this setting also applies to Followed Sites version 2.0.5.
Default value: 5
This is the total number of sites a user has to follow in order for the caching to apply. For example if the number of sites that a user follows is less than five, then a refresh will always reload the followed sites from SharePoint.
Default value: 0
Acceptable values: 0 (off) or 1 (on)
If turned on, then the followed sites are grouped by server in the favourites tree.