How to add Formatting for Rows in a SharePoint List

Microsoft recently released the ability to add colored backgrounds or advanced formatting options to the individual rows within a SharePoint list. Adding colors to the background of alternating rows can help make the content easier to consume for users, especially when there are a lot of list items to scroll through. The first step is to create a list and either choose to create a new view or you can edit the view for the default "All Items" view. From the view dropdown, select "Format ...

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To Create a Team or a Channel, That is the Question in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams allows for 2 layers of hierarchy. At the highest level, you have a Team. Teams provide a great opportunity for a single place for collaboration for smaller groups of people. The membership for a Team is always held at the Team level. Team members can then be added to channels within the team. When to Create a Team Teams are great for a smaller number of people that need to collaborate on a project or a portion of the business such as a depart or a a project that also ...

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Collaboration from the Trenches – What you need to know!

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A Breakdown of the Limits for Private Channels in Microsoft Teams

Private channels have been introduced to Microsoft Teams. As one of the most asked for requests on User Voice. With great power, comes great responsibility. Who can create a Private Channel? By default, any Team Owner or a Member can create a private channel. If there is a need to further restrict the creation of private channels in a Team, the Teams Administrator can manage users with permissions to create private channels through the Admin Center. How many Private Channels can I ...

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Introducing the New Yammer Conversations Web Part

Microsoft has gained much feedback over the past couple years regarding Yammer and how organizations around the world are using it's capabilities to enhance and drive communication and collaboration throughout their organization. One of the largest pieces of feedback regarding the Yammer web part is that it did not allow for the user to gain context of the conversation or allow for the ability to interact or comment as part of the conversation without being redirected to the Yammer applic...

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New Announcement Post for Microsoft Teams now available

Microsoft Teams has released a new type of post called "Announcement". The announcement posts allow for a a user to create a post with an additional visual emphasis to distinguish it from a regular post or response. To create an Announcement post, open Teams. Click the formatting icon just below the "Start an new conversation" input. Formatting icon Click on the "New Conversation" drop down and select "Announcement". You will see the format change to having a banner area and a few ...

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A Breakdown of the New Mega Menu Site Navigation in Modern SharePoint

Microsoft just released into Targeted Release tenants the ability to add a mega menu navigation at the site collection level. *If you are looking for a true global navigation solution, you will need to create a custom SharePoint Framework (SPFx) Extension Mega Menu Navigation How to Configure To change the navigation to the mega menu, click on the site actions menu (gear icon) in the upper right corner of the screen and select "Change the Look" from the dropdown menu. Sel...

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Using View Formatting to Create Custom Views of SharePoint Lists

If you ever used jslink in SharePoint 2013, you will know how valuable it is to be able to use custom styling to create experiences for users that are using a SharePoint list. These classic experiences required knowledge of javascript to create. In modern SharePoint, we now have the ability to create similar experiences using View Formatting. View formatting now uses JSON instead of jaascript. This will enable users to create amazing and extensible experiences without the need of knowing how ...

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Site Footer Now Available

The new Footer functionality has been released into Targeted Release tenants. The footer is implemented at the Site Collection level. *If you have a need for a global solution, the creation of an SPFx extension is the only alternative solution. How to Implement in a Site To implement a footer into a site collection, click on the site actions icon (gear icon) in the upper right corner of the screen. Select "Change the Look" from the dropdown menu. Select "Footer" from the ...

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How to Create a Hub Site in SharePoint

In Classic SharePoint, we would create the endless structure of nested sub-sites in order to create the relationships of a parent site and a child. In modern SharePoint, we have hopefully moved far away from the days of nested sites as sub-sites should not be used with modern communication sites. So what do we do to create those relationships in a world of a flat architecture? Hub Sites are the answer. What is a Hub Site? A Hub Site is functionality to help create a family of sites by ...

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