76 posts by D'arce Hess

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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Selecting the correct link to Share a Document in Modern Office365

When looking to share a link to a document living within SharePoint, you should decide which type of link you want to provide for someone to access your document. “There’s more than one link to a document?” “Yes”. Navigate to your document library and select the document that you would like to share a link to. Click on the “copy link” link in the ribbon. By default, if you select “Copy”, it will give permission for anyone within the organization to view the ...

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Design Practices That Will Make Your Product Better

Developing products is not an easy task. Some are rich clients installed on physical machines while others live in the cloud and are accessed through browsers. At one point in time, you have come across a product that you just disliked entirely. It either was not intuitive, overly-complicated, slow, colors made little sense, too hard to read and the list goes on. What will generally happen: A group of product owners will get into a room, draft out their ideas and start building out on ...

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Schedule a Teams Meeting now rolling out

When scheduling meetings through Outlook, I would always look for the “New Skype Meeting” button. Today, when I went to schedule a meeting, I saw the beginnings of the Teams integration in my Outlook. Now, in the same dropdown, I now see a link to “Teams Meeting”. The scheduler looks and acts the same as scheduling a Skype for Business meeting or an event. The downside is that unlike Skype for Business meetings where I could simply press the “kjoin” button in my ...

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Microsoft is upgrading Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

Earlier today, Microsoft released a message, (which has now disappeared) stating that some users would be able to upgrade from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. “We’re upgrading Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams. This will take us some time to complete. For now, this is an opt-in experience, as we continue to work on enhancing the Microsoft Teams experience. We encourage you to take control of your upgrade to Microsoft Teams. Start getting yourself familiar with the Microsoft ...

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What I Learned from 3 Days Without my Phone

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Up until two years ago, I had my Windows Phone 7, and I loved it. All I ever did was use my phone for calling and the occasional texting of a friend or family member. Fast forward a couple years and my phone has become the center of my world. I use it for business, for personal and darn it if I’m not still addicted to Bejewelled while on an airplane. This past weekend, I was unfortunate to send my phone on a mini vacation in Newark International Airport during a layover from a red-eye ...

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