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How do I implement SMS Alerts for tasks assigned in SharePoint?

Is there a web part or feature available?

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Well there is no such feature inbuilt into SharePoint which can provide you SMS notifications. However you can implement such service in conjuction with the OOB alert service. This again would require a lot of development efforts.

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This is built in to SharePoint 2010

In central administration, you need to provide the URL of SMS service, credentials. You can check the SMS service by hitting the test service button.

It works over Office Mobile Service Protocol like mail uses SMTP. This OMS actually allows client to send text and multimedia messages to server which processes the request and sends to the destination mobile number.

Even the SMS can also be replied and service can then deliver this reply in terms of SMTP mail.

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Ryan, could you add the essential parts of the answer here, and leave the link for reference? See answer for general guidelines. – SPDoctor May 15 '12 at 17:31

There are third party services out there which you can sign up to, to send SMS messages, and which expose an API (like Esendex).

Depending on what it is you need to send SMS messages on you could couple a feature to esendex or something similar to send out SMS messages.

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