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!

What is new for SharePoint as a platform


How to Customize Your SharePoint Email Notifications

SharePoint in Microsoft 365 is a great tool for collaborating and sharing information with your colleagues. But sometimes, you may feel overwhelmed by the number of email notifications you receive from SharePoint, or you may miss some important updates that you need to know. That’s why it’s important to adjust your email notification settings according to your preferences and needs.

In this blog post, I will show you how to set your SharePoint email notification preferences, so you can stay informed without being distracted.

Customize SharePoint email notifications


How to upload files from Public URLs to SharePoint using PowerAutomate

Sometimes you have the need to store information that is publicly available on the internet on your SharePoint site. This might be a tedious task which involves downloading and uploading the files one by one to the desired document library. But it doesn’t need to be like that. With Power Automate, you can make your life a lot easier.

In this article, I’ll explain you how to upload a file to SharePoint from the internet using Power Automate. To do that, I’ll use the Image of the Day from Bing. Each day, Microsoft publishes a new image in Bing and I want to save a copy of it in a document library. The process described here is specific for the Bing scenario, but it can be easily adapted to other scenarios.

Upload Files to SharePoint using Power Automate


4 Features Available in SharePoint Pages That You Won’t Want to Miss

SharePoint pages are a great way to create and share content with your team and organization. You can use web parts, layouts, and rich media to make your pages look engaging and professional. But did you know that SharePoint pages also have some hidden features that can make your life easier? In this article, I will share four of these features that you won’t want to miss.

SharePoint Pages features


How to Create a Custom Document Library Template for SharePoint

In this blog post, I’m showing you how to create a custom document library template for SharePoint using the existing PowerShell-based tooling for creating custom list templates. This feature is rolling out to Microsoft 365 customers in February and March 2024, and it will allow you to provide your users with more options and flexibility when creating document libraries in SharePoint.

SharePoint custom document library templates


How to Set Up a Publishing Workflow for Your SharePoint Pages

SharePoint is a powerful platform for creating and managing web pages for your organization. However, sometimes you may want to review and approve the content of your pages before they go live. This is where a publishing workflow comes in handy.

In this blog post, I will show you how to enable a publishing workflow for SharePoint pages, and why it is good for your organization.

SharePoint pages publishing workflow


How to Take a SharePoint full Page Screenshot Using Microsoft Edge

Did you know that Microsoft Edge has a built-in feature to take screenshots of web pages? You can easily capture a full-page image of any web page with just a few clicks. However, there is a catch: this feature only works well if the scroll is in the body element of the web page. Unfortunately, this is not the case for SharePoint pages, as the scroll is placed in a different element. This means that the screenshot feature will only capture the visible part of the browser window, and not the entire SharePoint page.

But don’t worry, there is a workaround for this problem. In this blog post, I will show you how you can use a simple JavaScript bookmarklet to modify the SharePoint page and move the scroll to the body element. This way, you can use the screenshot feature of Microsoft Edge to get your full-page SharePoint images.

SharePoint full page screenshot


What’s new for SharePoint – January 2024

Microsoft kicked off the year with exciting news about SharePoint branding and how you can customize your intranet with your own corporate identity. In addition, Microsoft Lists and OneDrive received new features and enhancements. To stay on top of the latest updates on SharePoint and related technologies, don’t miss this blog post.

What is new for SharePoint as a platform


How to Create a SharePoint Site Collection App Catalog using PnP PowerShell

Sometimes you need to test SharePoint solutions in your tenant before making them available to everyone or simply to restrict the use to a subset of users by making them available in specific sites. If you are a SharePoint administrator and already have the global SharePoint app catalog created, you will be able to create site collection app catalogs for your site collections individually. Unfortunately, this feature is not available through the SharePoint admin UI and will require you to use one of the available PowerShell modules to manage SharePoint. In this article, we will see how to do it using PnP PowerShell.

SharePoint site collection app catalog


How to copy pages between SharePoint sites using Microsoft Lists and Power Automate

Sometimes, you may need to copy a SharePoint page from one site to another. For example, you may want to reuse a page as a template, update a page with new information, or migrate a page to a different site collection. However, there is no out-of-the-box solution to achieve this between sites. You may have to manually recreate the page on the destination site or use a third-party tool or script to copy the page.

Fortunately, you can use the tools you already have in your Microsoft 365 license to create a copy/migration solution for pages using Microsoft Lists and Power Automate. In this blog post, I will show you how to use Microsoft Lists and Power Automate to copy pages between SharePoint sites.

Copy SharePoint pages between sites


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.