Collabdays Lisbon 2020 – Learn the latest and greatest about SharePoint

SharePoint Saturday Lisbon has been rebranded and it is now Collabdays Lisbon. Don’t worry, it is still organized by the same people and maintains the same spirit as in previous years.

Collabdays Lisbon is a non-profit, community-driven event dedicated all that is great about SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure. It will be a one-day free virtual event on October 10th, 2020.

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How to effectively manage SharePoint news – Part 2

In the first Part of this article I’ve explained how to manage SharePoint news effectively using custom views, on Part 2 I’m bringing you a second approach to manage SharePoint news using what SharePoint provides out of the box.

With the method described in this article you will be able to create a managing news page using the Highlighted content web part and CAML query, a perfect solution to who don’t have access to the PnP PowerShell to create custom views.

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How to effectively manage SharePoint news – Part 1

Modern SharePoint gives you the possibility to easily create News using the same interface you use to create Pages, it even includes the possibility to link to an external News post from your SharePoint and is displayed in the SharePoint home page and SharePoint news web parts as regular SharePoint news.

The creation process is very easy and efficient however managing the news could become difficult after a while.

If you have difficulties to find the news page you need to edit or publish let me tell you that you are not alone, this post will help you get straight to the location where the news are stored.

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What’s new for SharePoint Lists

July 2020 marks the release of Microsoft Lists, an evolution of the SharePoint lists that are included in SharePoint since forever.

As an evolution of SharePoint lists everything brought by the new Microsoft Lists is being reflected in SharePoint Online, and there are a handful of new features that will make your life so much easier.

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How to import Excel spreadsheets to SharePoint as lists

Excel and SharePoint lists were always connected and have a lot in common however the available methods to transform a spreadsheet into a list were outdated and not compliant with the latest web standards.

During the last Microsoft Build the world was introduced to the new Microsoft Lists, a new application in the Microsoft 365 ecosystem that will leverage the power of SharePoint list. While we don’t have the chance to play with Microsoft Lists a new feature to import Excel spreadsheets has landed on SharePoint.

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Create SharePoint Spaces templates using PnP PowerShell

After a few days exploring SharePoint Spaces I felt the necessity to get a pre-built template instead of starting from scratch every time.

Since SharePoint Spaces are created in the Site Pages library and each component is a web part I’ve tried to create my own template using PnP PowerShell and it worked perfectly.

I’ve built a space to display my magazines, and I want to replicate it to display books and other files I have in my library.

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How to enable SharePoint Spaces in all modern sites

SharePoint Spaces Preview have just arrived, however they are disabled by default and you must enable the feature in any site where you want to build VR environments.  

This can be a tedious process if you want to enable it to all your modern sites, but thanks to PnP PowerShell this process can be easily automated.

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How to build an interactive library using SharePoint Spaces

SharePoint Spaces have been introduced almost two years ago and finally we can start playing with the preview version. If you are not yet familiar with the Spaces concepts you can read more about it here and here.

To test how SharePoint Spaces work I’ve built an interactive library inside my library site collection, the idea is to display the CompartiMOSS magazines with a modern and futuristic interface. Let’s see how it was made and how you can also use Spaces to build something similar.

SharePoint spaces are disabled by default, to enable this feature follow the steps described here.

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How to use jQuery with SPFx projects

jQuery is a JavaScript library that helped to shape the internet we all know today, even though it’s first release was 13 years ago and despite the fact we now have access to other powerful libraries like React and Angular, jQuery is still used by 80% of the top 1M sites in the web.

With SharePoint framework you can use pretty much any JavaScript library to build your application however you will need to know how to make them available in the solution.

In this article I’ll explain you how to add jQuery to your SPFx solutions using 2 different methods.

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SharePoint Spaces is finally arriving

After almost two years since the original announcement we will be finally able to put our hands on SharePoint Spaces.

According to the announcement published on the Microsoft 365 message center, SharePoint Spaces preview starts the rollout to Target Release customers in April 2020. You can follow this item in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62752.

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