How to create an RSS reader using SharePoint news

RSS feeds are a great way to keep updated with everything being posted in the sites you are following. SharePoint has a native integration for this feature but the layout is not that good, and it lacks the support for all the modern features the platform has been receiving.

In this article I’ll explain step by step how you can reuse the out of the box SharePoint news web part to create your own RSS reader web part.

RSS reader for SharePoint

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How to post a SharePoint news link programmatically

One of the main features of SharePoint these days is the possibility to create News that are easily available to everyone in the tenant.

News can be created directly on SharePoint manually or can be created as news links. News links create a new post on SharePoint pointing to an external resource like a newspaper or your third-party news service.

SharePoint news link

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How to disable automatic news digest from SharePoint

SharePoint news digest are around for some time now, the process to trigger an internal newsletter with the SharePoint news until now was purely manual but that is about to change with the introduction of the automatic news digest.

The update to this feature was announced on Microsoft Ignite and starts now to arrive to the tenants worldwide, if you were not expecting it and your users are not yet prepared in this article you will find how to disable it globally in your tenant.

Deactivate SharePoint news digest

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Hello Modern Workplace – Introducing HANDS ON Teams

Today I am introducing HANDS ON Teams to the world, a brand-new blog where I’ll write about Microsoft Teams and how it fits – and drives – all things related to the modern workplace.

I will be regularly sharing tips and tricks to make the most of this platform as well as ready-made solutions that will help you extend Teams and create new, engaging experiences for both end users and admins.

If you have been following me and HANDS ON SharePoint, don’t worry – it will not disappear, and I’ll actively maintain both blogs.

With the first post now publicly available, I invite you all to visit HANDS ON Teams.

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I am a Microsoft MVP

The dream came true and on February 1, 2019 I received the MVP Award on Office Development category.

I’ve started my professional career 7 years ago, and since the beginning I’ve been sharing my knowledge publicly with the community, by writing technical articles, sharing snippets of code and speaking on SharePoint events.

My journey with SharePoint started on version 2007, and things changed drastically since then. Each new version challenged me to learn more and to understand it better.

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What’s new for SharePoint from Microsoft Ignite 2018

Microsoft continues to repeat the same success formula year after year, revealing the most waited features for SharePoint on Microsoft Ignite and this edition was no exception.

Modern SharePoint is getting mature and with all the new features being released during the next month’s it is finally ready to host the intranets of the future.

Below you will find a resume of everything that caught my eye.

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Getting Ready for Microsoft Ignite 2018

We are only 3 days way of the biggest Microsoft event dedicated to the Tech Community and if you are attending this article is for you.

With so many things going on it can be overwhelming specially for first time attendees. This will be my 4th Ignite and based on my experience from previous years I’ll share with you a few tips and tricks to make it a smooth ride.

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Create internal newsletters using SharePoint News

Communication is the key to build a successful team, and the SharePoint folks responsible for the modern sites know it well, month after month we continue to be presented with new features to enrich the communication and collaboration between teams.

Today I bring you the instructions on how to create an Internal newsletter without effort using only what SharePoint provides by default.

The SharePoint News web part provides an easy way to quickly create eye catching content that you can use to engage your audience and keep everyone in the loop.

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HANDS ON SharePoint YouTube channel

After a few months planning it today I’ve finally got the first video ready to be released on the latest HANDS ON SharePoint project.

The YouTube channel will be a complement to the articles and projects posted in the blog and every now and then you might see me in a vlog style talking about the latest SharePoint news/features.

You are invited to watch the first video where the Page Comment Notifications for modern SharePoint is explained in detail, and to subscribe to be aware of future updates

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What’s new for SharePoint from SPC 2018

SharePoint Conference had return to Las Vegas for 3 days of announcements and networking with a lot of new features being reveled for the first time.

Once more I had the privilege to attend the conference and below you have a brief resume of the new features that caught my eye.

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