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I've been doing some digging around the web looking for information on how to publish links to users so they can easily navigate to a site when they "Save As..." from within an office client application (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

 

As usual it seems there are a number of ways to do this, but am not entirely sure which is the right one and also not clear whether they work:

 

  • Group Policy - is there a GPO setting to do this? If so how?
  • My Links (newsfeed) - Doc Library > Ribbon > Connect to Office > Manage SharePoint Sites
    2017-09-20 11_03_33-Documents - All Documents - Internet Explorer.png2017-09-20 11_04_04-My Links - Internet Explorer.png
  • SharePoint Sites (favourite/links in Windows Explorer) - how do these get updated? GPO? 
    2017-09-20 11_05_19-SharePoint Sites.png
  • Published Links (SharePoint Admin > User Profiles > Publish Links to Office Client Applications) - I've tried this but nothing seems to change or appear in Office clients - is there some further configuration required / GPO setting?
    2017-09-20 11_07_49-Published links to Office client applications.png

 

 

How have you managed this?

 

 

Cheers,

Baronne

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