71 posts by D'arce Hess

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 Shell Make sure to download the latest version of SharePoint Online Management Shell    If you haven't updated it in a while, uninstall ...

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Additional Functionality available in Modern Text Webpart

The text web part is the new web part created to allows users to easily add plain text to their pages. Functionality: There are four standard heading text sizing options: Heading 1: 28px Heading 2: 24px Heading 3: 21px Normal Text: 17px How to Use: From the web part tool box, select the “Text” webpart from the menu. Click the dropdown to choose which heading or text you would like you use. You can also highlight text using your mouse and select to change the text to the new ...

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Now Available: Make any Modern Page a News Page

Now rolling out is the ability to have any modern page be promoted to a news page in Office365. Up until recently, the only way to create News pages was to create the page using the "Add News" capability from the news web part. To add a regular page to post as news to your site, create a new page or select an existing page. Edit the page and then select "publish".  Once your page has been published, the right panel will show allowing for you to do a few options: Add the page to the ...

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Podcast Interview at SPTechCon with Jay Leask from OnTheSpotTech

At SPTechCon D.C. held in early November in Maryland I had the pleasure to be interviewed by Jay Leask from On the Spot Tech for their community edition podcast. The interview is based on Branding and Design in SharePoint in the Modern World. Enjoy and provide feedback. To view the recording on On the Spot Tech's site visit: https://www.onthespot.tech/2017/11/14/community-edition-with-darce-hess-at-sptechcon/  

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Maintenance Mode Availability for Modern SharePoint Pages

A little know feature was released a few months ago allowing for modern pages to be placed in "maintenance mode". Maintenance mode will allow for admins and developers to be able to: View and copy the data and manifest information for each web part. Remove web parts you suspect are causing problems. Rearrange web parts. Being able to view data connections and work with your web parts provides a valuable resource for developers working in the new age of the SharePoint Framework. ...

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The File Viewer Web Part: Get the most out of the Modern Out of the Box Web Parts Series

The file viewer web part is a new web part that was introduced with the modern experiences in SharePoint. The web part will allow for users to view files directly in the page without needing to open the file. Functionality: Soon to support up to 270 file types Option to specify the page to start viewing on Additional menu options: Download a copy of the file Print the file to a PDF Accessibility Mode Embed Information - provides embed code in an iframe with a link to ...

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Getting the Most from the Out-of-the-Box Modern Web Part Series: The Image Web Part

The Image web part is one of the new SharePoint Framework (SPFx) web parts available to users out-of-the-box. Just as it’s name eludes to, it allows for users to add an image into a canvas on their page. Functionality: Inserting an Image Alternative Text Caption Panel with additional editing options: Select Aspect ratio (choose between vertical or horizontal cropping options) Crop with free ratio Undo last change Rest to original Preview /save in Canvas ...

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Getting the Most from the Out-of-the-Box web part Series: The Text Web Part

The text web part is the new web part created to allows users to easily add plain text to their pages. Functionality: There are four text sizing options: Heading 1: 28px Heading 2: 24px Heading 3: 21px Normal Text: 17px How to Use: From the web part tool box, select the “Text” webpart from the menu. Click the dropdown to choose which heading or text you would like you use. You can also highlight text using your mouse and select to change the text to the new selection. ...

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New Capabilities Coming in Personalized Search in Office365 & SharePoint

SharePoint and Office365 search are getting some amazing enhancements and new features coming soon to you. Announced  at Microsoft Ignite, some of the new features that are coming to your search experience: Personalized Search Powered by the power of the Microsoft Graph, Personalized Search, will provide promoted results that are personalized based on what you do, who you work with and what data you have been viewing to find and present the most relative content to you when you need it ...

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New Multi-Geo Capabilities coming to SharePoint and OneDrive

During Jeff Teper’s announcements this morning at Microsoft Ignite, the new multi-geo capabilities are coming to OneDrive and Exchange with future roll out to SharePoint in the near future in Office365. What will this mean to you? Multi Geo will now allow organizations that have data throughout the world to be able to extend their single tenant to cover multiple geographic locations. Customers will now be able to specify the geo using Azure AD that can apply to sites, users and at a ...

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