This section describes how to use collections in the add-in for Outlook:
As your lists of Conversations, Social Objects, people, and groups grow, it might be useful to organize those that focus on a common topic, project, or issue into an easy-access list, called a collection. Use collections to create your own lists of related Conversations, collections, profile and group walls, and Social Objects.
You can give the collection a meaningful name so it's easy to identify its purpose. You can add Conversations and walls (including people's walls and group walls) to a collection. You can also add Social Objects and other collections to a collection to create a hierarchy. There is no limit to the levels of hierarchy you can create.
In the add-in for Outlook navigation bar, click the Collections icon to open the list of collections.
For more information, see How do I create a collection?
Make publicly available—Make this a public collection that anyone with an Oracle Social Network account can join.
Add to favorites—Add this collection to your Favorites list.
Tip: To see how many members a collection has, mouse over the Members tab.
Double-click a name to add it to the Select list at the bottom of the dialog, or select names, then click Select to add all selections.
By default, you see a list of contacts. Click a tab to change your view:
Contacts—View a list of your contacts.
Groups—View a list of your groups.
Current Members—View a list of current members.
Alternatively, you can enter part of a person's or group's name, and select them from the list that pops up.
By default, you see a list of recent items. Click a tab to change your view:
Recent Items—Select from items you have visited recently.
Favorites—Select from items you have marked as a favorite.
Alternatively, you can enter part of a item's name, and select it from the list that pops up. When you select from the search's pop-up results, the dialog closes and your selection is added to the collection.
Add New Conversation—To create a new Conversation and add it to the collection.
New Collection—To create a new collection and add it to the current collection.
Make publicly available—Make this a publicly available item that anyone with an Oracle Social Network account can join.
Add to favorites—Add this item to your favorites list.
When you remove an item from a collection, there's no confirmation dialog—the item is simply removed. If you decide removal was a mistake, you can always add it back (see How do I add an existing item to a collection?).
You can select the type of collections you want to appear on the collections list (Yours, Available, Favorites, Muted), then arrange that view so that it appears in the order you find the most useful.
Tip: In a collection, you can choose to see different types of content in the panel. Use the tabs at the top of a collection to navigate to each type:
Posts— View all messages and documents added to the collection's wall.
Documents— View just the documents added to the collection's wall.
Members— View and manage the collection's membership.
Related Items— View a list of the Conversations, profile and group walls, Social Objects, and other collections in this collection.
Referring Items— View the Social Objects that include this collection in their lists of related items.
When a user is added to or removed from an item a membership message is posted to the item (for example, This wall is now accessible to: Jane Doe). If you'd prefer not to show those messages, you can hide them. See How do I hide membership messages?