90 posts by D'arce Hess

Two Header Options now available in SharePoint

There are now two options for the displaying of your site header in SharePoint. Standard Header The Standard Header will how a larger site icon with the site title and the navigation below. The search bar will remain on the right as well as the links to follow a site and share a site. New Compact Header The new Compact Header layout shows a slightly smaller site icon with the site title and navigation now condensed to a single line. the search bar and links to follow and ...

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Three New layouts and configurations available for Quick Links web part

Microsoft has recently released some new layouts and configurations for the Quick Links web part. Let’s explore some of the new options available to you and talk about how end-users may want to use them in your organization. There are now six layout options available. How to add a web part to the page To access the layouts, press the “Edit” button in the top bar to place the page into “Edit Mode”. Press the “+” in the center of a canvas to open the web part toolbox. ...

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Get the Most Out of the Countdown Timer Web Part in SharePoint

Countdown timers are a great way to engage your users, promote your event and provide a call to action. Let's take a look at the new Countdown Timer in SharePoint. How to Configure Select the canvas that you would like to add the timer to and click the "+" to open the tool box. Select "Countdown Timer" from the web part selections. Countdown Timer in Toolbox Now that you have the web part on the page, there are a couple of steps to take to configure and get it ready for ...

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Understanding the SharePoint Home Page

SharePoint Home is a place where every user can find news and followed sites within one singular place. News The news feature that is on the SharePoint Home Page displays news from both Communication Sites and Team Sites that the user has permissions to. The user does not have any specific filtering. The user has the choice to mark specific articles to save them for later by clicking on the bookmark icon in the lower left of the news article card. Once bookmarked, the ...

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Office UI Fabric Grid v8.0.0. and above versions. Float missing fix

If you are looking to update any project or create a new project using the Office Fabric UI Grid, be aware that there was a major update from version 7 to version 8.0.0. In a majority of the grids available through various frameworks, the structure usually goes as follows: Before V.8.0.0, the columns would have a "Float:left" allowing for the columns to float and stack as the screen width is decreased. After moving to V8.0.0 or higher, you will need to make an adjustment to your HTML ...

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Get the Most out of the Modern Web Parts Series: The People Web Part

Adding to the list of amazing things in Office365 is the People web part. The People web part was introduced as one of the initial modern web parts built with the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) being used with the modern Communication and Team Sites.This web part is small, but mighty in the information it can bring to users within a site.To add the People web part, click on the blue “+” in the canvas section that you would like to add it to and select “People” from the toolbox.The web part ...

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Add Your Company Brand to Azure Active Directory

Branding is something that allows every organization to adapt and mold Office365 to represent their individual needs. While branding in SharePoint has been a constant for intranets, the experience that users have when they log-in to Office365 as well as the message thery receive when sending information externally also have the ability to carry that company identity through Azure Active Directory. How to add Company Branding to your Azure AD Log-in to Azure AD from the Office365 Admin ...

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Updated site usage page in SharePoint Online now available

The Site Usage page has now been updated to include some new features and information to help Site Owners and Admins understand how their sites are being used by users in the organization. To access the updated Site Usage page, click on the Site Actions menu ( Gear Icon) in the upper right-hand corner of the screen and select "Site Contents" from the drop down menu. Click on the "Site Usage" link in the menu bar. The information available regarding the site is the following: ...

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Modern Weather Web Part Now Available

Microsoft has continued the release of new SharePoint Framework (SPFx) web parts bringing new functionality to the new modern interface in Office365. The newest web part is the new Weather web part. To add the weather web part into a modern site, click on the "+" in the canvas area and select the "Weather" web part from the toolbox. How to Configure the Weather web part In the text field, start typing the location that you would like to gather information from. The field will start ...

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Add a theme to a Modern SharePoint site using Powershell

If you are like me, I am not a Powershell wizard by any stretch of the imagination, so trying to learn how to deploy a modern theme wasn’t exactly the most exciting time. I hope the example below will help those other Power-User/Admin extraordinaires be able to move towards the new world one script at a time.Download the SharePoint Online Management ShellMake sure to download the latest version of SharePoint Online Management Shell    If you haven’t updated it in a while, ...

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