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Connecting MindManager SharePoint to MS SharePoint Services

I have been struggling to connect MindManager SharePoint to my Microsoft Online Services SharePoint site.  As usual its a combination of getting the correct URLs, names and responding to pop ups.  This is what worked for me for both the MindManager SharePoint > Options > Add Site and creating a web drive.  You need the web drive to save an open your maps from MindManager.  Don’t Download and Upload from the MS Online SharePoint UI:

URL: 

https:\\andrewwilcoxconsultancyemeamicrosoftonlinecom-1.sharepoint.emea.microsoftonline.com

and user name

ajwilcox@andrewwilcoxconsultancy.emea.microsoftonline.com

Note: It is https and the user name domain is different to the URL.

When the certificate pop ups appear cancel or close them.  This happens twice!

Now I can create, save and open maps from MindManager on the SharePoint server and all the Map Parts work for creating and searching for tasks, calendar etc. on the SharePoint site from MindManager.

I have the ticket and passport. Let the journey begin!

Went to regional settings and moved myself to the UK.  File modified dates and times are no longer confusing me.

I  have still to find where I can set up the SharePoint Server, so it displays the MindManager icon in the document views and register the MindManager mime file types, so mmap files are not downloaded as zip files (I am sure it was doing this yesterday but it may have been a mind map of my imagination!)

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Andrew is an experienced user of MindManager who shares his knowledge and advice for free here. And provides commercial training and consulting on how to exploit MindManager and other mind mapping software applications in business, organisations and for individuals at Cabre For more information about Andrew please visit his Google + profile.

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5 Responses to “Connecting MindManager SharePoint to MS SharePoint Services”

  1. A D Woodrow says:

    Yes please find instructions for setting up MIME file types in Sharepoint 3.0, that would make it so much easier to convince everybody in my company to start using it. As is we share them with Groove, which I am trying to discourage.

  2. Andrew Wilcox says:

    Hi Alex

    If you have your own SharePoint server I think it is relatively easy. Follow the instructions in a SharePoint Configuration for MindManager

  3. I have been struggling to connect a Windows XP PC web drive today. I finally succeded.

    Use My Network Places > Add Network Place

    Point at:
    https://andrewwilcoxconsultancyemeamicrosoftonlinecom-1.sharepoint.emea.microsoftonline.com/Shared%20Documents

    Cancel the certificate request (think I may have to do something with this, so it stops popping up)
    Name the drive and log in.

  4. A D Woodrow says:

    Unfortunately the Sharepoint configuration that worked with version 6 doesn’t work properly with version 8. Configuring the server has allowed me to open files directly from Sharepoint, but then it doesn’t allow you to save them back, you have to change the file name. I hope this is fixed in 9.

  5. Set up a web drive connected to the SharePoint Server. Open and save the maps via this. File names are maintained.

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