How to upgrade a SPFx project to the latest version in 3 simple steps
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by João Ferreira
3M ago
Back in December 2020 I’ve build a SPFx application customizer to easily deploy Microsoft Clarity on modern SharePoint sites using SPFx 1.11 and recently was asked to get it update to SPFx 1.15. This was the perfect opportunity to finally write an article to explain how SPFx projects can be easily updated using Microsoft 365 CLI, here is how you can do it is 3 simple steps. #1 – Install Microsoft 365 CLI Using the CLI for Microsoft 365, you can manage your Microsoft 365 tenant and SharePoint Framework projects on any platform. No matter if you are on Windows, macOS or Linux, using Bash, Cmder ..read more
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How to run different Node.js versions in the same machine to use with SPFx projects
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by João Ferreira
3M ago
As a developer when working on multiple SPFx projects it is common to use different version of the framework, depending on the SPFx version this may require the use of different Node.js versions. In this article you will find instructions to easily manage and switch between Node.js versions using nvm (node version manage). Install nvm (node version manage) on Windows To install nvm on windows you should do the following: Download the latest version of NVM from here Once installed open the PowerShell and execute the following cmdlet to check the node versions installed nvm ls Install and ..read more
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How to disable Likes, Views and Save for later on modern SharePoint pages?
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by João Ferreira
3M ago
All modern SharePoint pages in Communications and Team Sites include a social bar at the bottom of the page. In this bar a user can like, view, and save the page for later and the component is located at the bottom of the page after all the content. If you are looking to disable this feature for a particular site or even for the entire organization, let me tell you that there is no graphical user interface to do it, but thankfully it can be easily done using PnP PowerShell. In order to execute the code provided in this article you must install the latest version of the PnP PowerShell module ..read more
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How to get an embed code for a Stream video hosted in SharePoint or OneDrive
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by João Ferreira
4M ago
With the new Microsoft Stream now as part of SharePoint and more integrated in the Microsoft 365 ecosystem is finally possible to easily get an embed code for a video. The new embed option will work for all videos uploaded from SharePoint, OneDrive, Microsoft Teams and Yammer. To get the embed code using Microsoft Stream do the following: Navigate to the library where the video is stored and open it From the toolbar click in the … and in the submenu click in the Embed option Select the desired options and click on Copy embed code The new embedding video tool allows you to select the follow ..read more
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How to hide SharePoint search box conditionally
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by João Ferreira
6M ago
SharePoint search box is in the suite bar at the top of every page and Microsoft allows site collection administrators to hide it using PowerShell. While this method is suitable for most scenarios it does not allow to hide the search box conditionally for certain pages or for all pages with the exception of Lists and Libraries. In this blog post I’ll explain how to hide the search box using the official method provided by Microsoft and two workarounds to hide the search box conditionally so you can overcome the limitations of the out of the box settings. Hide SharePoint search box using PnP P ..read more
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Create beautiful SharePoint pages using the new section templates
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by João Ferreira
9M ago
Authors of SharePoint pages and news articles will be able to access to the new pre-built section templates when creating content, these sections were designed to simplify the use of image and text combinations. Users will be able to choose and add templates at the section level instead of just at the page level, to get started there are six templates to make section design easier. How to use the section templates Section templates are available form the plus menu once the page is in edit mode for modern Communication and Team sites as illustrated in the following animation. These templates ..read more
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Remove the modern SharePoint app bar
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by João Ferreira
10M ago
The modern SharePoint app bar is a great new feature Microsoft introduced in modern SharePoint that finally brings a global navigation across all sites among other features like news, recent files or the creation of new documents or lists. Despite the benefits of the new interface, you may find it confusing if your intranet is still running in a mix of classic and modern SharePoint sites as this feature is only available for modern. If you are willing to remove it or temporally, to properly train your users or simply keep your modern and classic sites consistent you have options to hide it fr ..read more
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How to create a SharePoint organization news site
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by João Ferreira
11M ago
SharePoint organization news sites are the official source of information for news in your intranet. News posted in this type of sites are marked with a color tag so users can distinguish between an official news post and a news published in communication and team sites. By default, when an administrator creates a home site out of communication site this gets defined automatically as an organization site, however each tenant can have up to 250 organization news sites. The creation of news sites is only available for Administrators and at the time of writing there is no visual interface to cre ..read more
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How to create a SharePoint home site using the browser
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by João Ferreira
1y ago
A SharePoint home site is the principal entry point to your intranet and despite being important it is not created by default when a new tenant is provisioned. Up until recently PowerShell was required to create this type of site and in this article you will learn how to create it just using the browser. ℹ️ Important To accomplish the steps described below you must be a SharePoint administrator. Start by opening the SharePoint admin center by accessing the following url https://contoso-admin.sharepoint.com (replace contoso by the name of your tenant) In the vertical menu click on Settings Lo ..read more
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How to edit images using SharePoint and OneDrive
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by João Ferreira
1y ago
SharePoint document libraries and OneDrive now allow you edit images directly in the browser without the need to download them. This feature is great to make simple modifications like crop images, adjust color and light, apply filters and write markup on top of the image. To start using the image editor you should do the following: Navigate to the library where your image is located and open it Click in the Edit button located in the to bar, this will open the image editor tool The four available editing options are available at the top of the screen, in the following animation you can see ..read more
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