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The installation of the SmartTools What's New component is very easy!
  • Download and extract the latest version of the SmartTootls What's New component from
  • Start SETUP.EXE which will open the installation wizard
  • First the installation wizard will do a system check, click Next to continue.
  • Read and accepted the license agreement, click Next to continue.
  • Select the Web Applications to which you want to deploy the What's New component, click Next to continue.
  • The wizard will execute the installation, wait untill it's done and click Next to continue.
  • Navigate to the top level site of the site collection in which you want to use the What's New web part. Navigate to the Site Settings (in the Site Actions menu) and click Site Collection Features.
  • Activate the SmartTools.WhatsNew feature.
  • Now you can add the What's New web part to any web part page in the Site Collection. The What's New web part is located in the SmartTools for SharePoint group in the Add Web Part dialog window.

Last edited Feb 22, 2008 at 9:27 AM by JanTielens, version 7


samksng Aug 25, 2009 at 3:18 AM 
I am encountering the same problem as Alexdresko. I have got this error: "The "WhatsNewWebPart" Web Part appears to be causing a problem. Feature '<GUID>' for list template '425' is not installed in this farm. The operation could not be completed"

ceebee Mar 24, 2009 at 3:08 PM 
As with webguynj, I follow these instructions but I am unable to see the web part in the list of available web parts when I got to add it to a page. Can someone help with this at all?

alexdresko Jan 8, 2009 at 7:25 PM 
When I try to add the module to my MOSS portal, I get an error "Invalid list template"

webguynj Dec 18, 2008 at 2:13 PM 
I followed these directions and everything works great up to the very last line. The web part is not showing up in the list of available web parts