88 posts by D'arce Hess

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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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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