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I'm trying to encourage a team unfamiliar with SharePoint to use SharePoint to share knowledge and collaborate as well as using a shared calender as they would their own in Outlook. To try to make site homepage as informative a possible to users, is it possible to display forthcoming team calendar events (the next 5, for example) in a section on the homepage? Any guidance in laymans temrs please - as I'm new to SharePoint. Thanks.

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Yes you can do this with no code solution

  1. Edit the Page
  2. And select Insert Web Part
  3. Now choose the calendar in question
  4. Create a new view and set following
  5. Item limit = 5
  6. Filter condition is Start Date > [Today]
  • Thanks for you swift response Amal - much appreciated. When following your guidance, I'm inserting the whole calendar (month view). Can I reduce the size of the calendar on the homepage and to show the next 5 events? – Andrew Hood Jan 13 '15 at 15:42
  • @AndrewHood yes, edit the webpart property and you can see the view it is using. You should change the view as I mentioned in the answer. – Amal Hashim Jan 13 '15 at 15:44
  • Many thanks Amal - cracked it! Really appreciate your help witht this. – Andrew Hood Jan 13 '15 at 15:58
  • @AndrewHood cheers mate! – Amal Hashim Jan 13 '15 at 16:02

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