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Each knowledge community has an activity stream made up of, at minimum, status updates from its community members. The activity stream can also include system generated posts based on events added to a SharePoint calendar, employee birthdays and anniversaries, or new images uploaded to OpenAsset.

The controls for enabling or disabling system generated posts are in Stream Configuration. Site Collection Administrators can access Stream Configuration from the Home community's left navigation.  

If you don't see a link to Stream Configuration on your Home community, read How do I find Stream Configuration and Stream Administration? for troubleshooting directions.

Events 



Events added to SharePoint Calendars are announced in the activity stream to make them more visible to their target audience.

Event posts are turned on by default. If you do not want events from a particular SharePoint Calendar to appear in the activity stream, uncheck the box next to that calendar in the Events section of Stream Configuration, shown below.

Birthdays

If employee birthdates are tracked in Deltek Vision and mapped to Synthesis's Employee Birthday field, then you have the option of letting Synthesis generate a "is celebrating a birthday" post for each employee on their birthday.

Birthday posts are turned off by default. To turn Birthday posts on, check the box next to Employee Birthdays in the Birthdays + Anniversaries section of Stream Configuration, shown below.

Some employees would prefer not to have their birthday announced. To prevent Synthesis from generating a birthday post for these employees, track their request for privacy with a checkmark in a custom "Birthday Private" checkbox field in Vision. Notify Knowledge Architecture at support@knowledge-architecture.com once you have the "Birthday Private" Deltek Vision field in place. We'll map it to Synthesis' "Birthday Private" field, which will stop "is celebrating a birthday" posts from appearing for these employees.

Anniversaries

If employee hire dates are tracked in Deltek Vision, then you have the option of letting Synthesis generate a "has been with the company <#> years" post for each employee on their work anniversary.

Anniversary posts are turned off by default. To turn Anniversary posts on, check the box next to Employee Anniversaries in the Birthdays + Anniversaries section of Stream Configuration, shown below.

OpenAsset

When project images are uploaded in OpenAsset, you have the option of letting Synthesis generate a "has <#> new images in OpenAsset" post containing a slideshow of the recently uploaded images. 

The slideshow will display recently uploaded OpenAsset project images which meet the following import criteria: Access Level = 1 and Rank = 1. If you’d like to change the default import criteria for OpenAsset images, please let us know at support@knowledge-architecture.com

New Image(s) posts are turned off by default. To turn New Image(s) posts on, check the box next to Enable New Image(s) Posts in the OpenAsset section of Stream Configuration, shown below.

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