How to Personalize Your Viva Connections Dashboard as an End User

Administrators can create different Viva Connections experiences and dashboards and choose the groups that have access to the cards in those dashboards.

Before, as an end user, you could not modify the cards that showed up for you and you had to deal with irrelevant information in your dashboard if the card was not useful for you. The new personalization options on Viva Connections will change that and I’ll show you how.

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How to Retrieve the Current User Name in SPFx Without Extra Permissions

In SPFx development, there are scenarios where you might need to obtain the current user’s name. While Microsoft Graph is a robust option for SharePoint API data, it can sometimes be an overly complex solution for simple tasks due to the permissions required. For our purposes, we’ll use PnP JS, which offers a more streamlined approach without the need for additional permissions.

Get SPFx user name

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What’s new for SharePoint – April 2024

This April brought some practical updates to SharePoint. Now, you can change the fonts on your SharePoint sites and Viva Connections to make them look just the way you want.

Microsoft also wrapped up support for Stream Classic and is now all in on Stream on SharePoint. They’ve added playlists to the SharePoint web part, making it easier to organize and share videos. Plus, Copilot is now part of Stream, which should make working with video content smarter and more efficient.

There’s more to check out with new features and plans for SharePoint, so take a look to stay in the loop.

What is new for SharePoint as a platform

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How to Apply Custom Fonts to SharePoint SPFx Solutions

Microsoft’s recent introduction of custom fonts to SharePoint has been a welcome enhancement, allowing for a more personalized and branded experience across sites. While out-of-the-box web parts automatically inherit these new fonts, custom web parts and extensions require an update to leverage this feature.

Apply Custom Fonts to SharePoint SPFx Solutions

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How to Add Custom Fonts to SharePoint

In my latest blog post, I walked you through the creation of a new Brand Center, laying the groundwork for fresh customizations on SharePoint. Today, we’re taking it a step further by adding a personal touch with custom fonts. Let’s dive in.

SharePoint Custom Fonts

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How to Create a SharePoint Brand Center

Microsoft is rolling out the new SharePoint Brand Center. This tool is designed to help you manage your brand’s digital assets easily.

The SharePoint Brand Center is a central place where you can handle all your brand assets. This means logos, corporate images, document templates to be used in office applications, and organization fonts to be used in the SharePoint sites.

SharePoint Brand Center

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How to embed the new Microsoft Lists Forms into SharePoint

I’m excited to tell you that with the new form experience in Microsoft Lists, you no longer need to grant permissions to the list to collect data. This seamless integration means that you can embed a form directly into any SharePoint page, allowing users to submit information without navigating away from the page.

Embed Microsoft Lists Forms in SharePoint

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What’s new for SharePoint – March 2024

March has been a bustling month for SharePoint and related technologies, bringing a suite of updates that content creators will find particularly exciting. With enhancements to existing web parts and the introduction of new functionalities, crafting compelling pages has never been more intuitive. this blog post is a treasure trove of information, offering something for everyone. Whether you’re an administrator keen on the latest in Viva Connections, or a creative soul eager to explore Clipchamp’s potential, make sure to delve into this post to stay abreast of the fresh features set to elevate your favorite platform.

What is new for SharePoint as a platform

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Enhancing SharePoint Pages: A Guide to Using Video Backgrounds in Page Sections

As SharePoint evolves, it continues to offer new and exciting ways to create engaging digital environments. With the anticipation of a new feature that will allow users to set images as the background for page sections, I find it the perfect moment to revisit a technique I previously shared – using videos as backgrounds in SharePoint page header.

SharePoint page sections video backgrounds

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What’s new for SharePoint – February 2024

SharePoint is constantly evolving to offer new and improved features for its users. In this blog post, I will explore some of the exciting updates that were announced in February 2024. You will learn how to create new Document library templates using the same technology that powers Microsoft Lists, how to use Copilot to enhance your OneDrive experience, how to create stunning videos with Clipchamp, and much more. Let’s dive in!

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I've been working with Microsoft Technologies over the last ten years, mainly focused on creating collaboration and productivity solutions that drive the adoption of Microsoft Modern Workplace.