What’s new for SharePoint – May 2024

May was packed with updates for SharePoint, making it a month you shouldn’t miss. With two major Microsoft Conferences, there were plenty of new features announced for everyone using SharePoint, whether you’re an end user, an admin, or a developer.

Viva Connections also got some attention with fresh updates to the Dashboard and the launch of its web version. It’s clear that SharePoint is growing and improving.

But remember, as SharePoint gets better, some older features are being phased out. Keep an eye on these changes to make sure your users aren’t caught off guard.

What is new for SharePoint as a platform


What’s new for SharePoint from Microsoft Build

Microsoft Build 2024, the annual developer conference, was full of exciting news and updates for SharePoint. Whether you are a SharePoint developer, administrator, or user, you will find something to enhance your experience and productivity.

SharePoint Build 2024


OneDrive Card Joins Viva Connections – Everything you need to know

In today’s fast-paced work environment, the ability to quickly access and manage files is crucial. With the introduction of the new OneDrive Card for Viva Connections, efficiency is getting a significant boost. This integration means that the latest, recent, shared, or favorite files are now just a click away, directly within Microsoft Teams, whether you are at your desk or on the go.

Viva Connections OneDrive Card


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.