Pop Quiz

SharePoint 2010 Pop Quiz: Configuring a Web Part for Windows Live Messenger

Applies to the "Developing Web Parts and Controls" objective of Exam 70-573.

Q: Which Web Part can be used to add Windows Live Messenger to a SharePoint site?

  1. What's New
  2. Links
  3. Content Editor
  4. Announcements

Answer below.

Answer is C: The Content Editor Web Part can be used to add Windows Live Messenger to a SharePoint site.

The Content Editor Web Part allows authors to enter rich-text content and HTML source code for features such as adding a Windows Live Messenger window with real-time availability and chat for a logged-in user. Messenger now allows users to login multiple places such as from a desktop and a Web site.

Quick Tip: Click here to learn how to configure presence settings for Windows Live Messenger, and create and copy the HTML source code.


Bonus Question: What feature of SharePoint 2010 allows developers to add common disclaimers or trademark content to multiple sites or pages? (Tweet your answer with #pop573b and get a chance to win a Redmond t-shirt! Deadline for entries is Friday, January 14.)

Answer to last week's bonus question: The Content Editor allows authors to enter rich-text content.

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at [email protected]

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