New Unified Search Experience Rolling Out Now

Microsoft is in the midst of transforming how employees get work done. Part of the updates for Office 365 are creating a new unified search experience throughout all of the applications and places you do work in Office 365. Today, some of the first steps have landed on my Targeted Release tenant. The search bar in my applications has now moved up to the suite bar and the search results are consistent across all of the experiences. The new Office Icons are now showing in the App Launcher ...

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Get the most out of the Markdown Web Part in SharePoint

Markdown language is a fast and efficient language for taking fast notes or content creation on web sites. SharePoint now offers a web part that recognizes this markup allowing for additional opportunities for users. Configurations Place the web part on the page by hovering over the canvas that you would like to add it to and clicking on the "+" icon. Select "Markdown" from the toolbox. The web part by default will show using the dark theme and preview. To start using, start ...

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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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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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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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Tag colleagues in SharePoint Page Comments Now Available

Microsoft has now released the updated capability to tag a user within the comments section on a Modern SharePoint page. To add a comment, navigate to the bottom of the page. If you do not see the comments area, edit the page and be sure to enable the comments section at the bottom of the page. To mention a colleague, type "@YourUser" to tag that person within your comment. Press "Post" when ready to post to the page. Your comment can be seen by anyone with access to the ...

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Introducing the People Web Part – Get the most out of the Out-of-the-Box Web Parts Series

The People web part is a new SharePoint Framework web part introduced in the Modern SharePoint pages. It allows for a user to be able to not only view the name of a contact, but also interact with their peers in the organization. How to add to a page To add the People web part to a page, hover over the canvas you would like to add it to and click on the "+". Select "People" from the web part toolbox. Add People web part to the page The web part will now be added to the page. The ...

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New theme capabilities for SharePoint Sites in Office365

Microsoft has released some new theme capabilities now available in SharePoint online. The Site Owner can now change the background color of both the Header and Sections on the page. Header Theme Options The traditional background color for the SharePoint Header Navigation has been white for modern sites. Microsoft has now released the capability to theme the background color for the header. To change the background color, click on the site actions icon (gear icon) in the upper right ...

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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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