What’s new for SharePoint – June 2024

As the northern hemisphere welcomes the beginning of summer, many of us start to wind down and head off on our well-deserved holidays to soak up the good weather. However, one thing that is not showing any signs of slowing down is the roll-out of new features and announcements for SharePoint. In June 2024, we’ve seen a lot of new options for content editors that promise to revolutionize how pages are created.

Viva Amplify, in particular, has received the largest batch of updates since its release. These enhancements aim to streamline workflows and improve user experience, ensuring that SharePoint continues to be a leading platform for content management and collaboration. So, as you pack your bags for your summer getaway, don’t forget to check out the latest updates on SharePoint and related technologies.

Happy summer, and happy SharePointing!

What is new for SharePoint as a platform


Seeing Track Changes in a SharePoint Page

In SharePoint, you can set up approval workflows to ensure that content is not disseminated to the entire organization before being reviewed by the approvers. Once you have the approval configured, the only thing you will see is a link to the page in the Approvals application and a description from the person who made the changes, telling you what was modified.

However, it’s not always easy to know what has been changed just by looking at the description, especially if you don’t know all your SharePoint pages by heart. In this article, I’ll explain how to see the track changes, a concept similar to what we have in Microsoft Word.

Enable Track Changes SharePoint Pages


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


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.