Get prepared for the modern search experience in classic SharePoint sites

Four years have passed since the introduction of modern SharePoint and the modern experience continues to take over the classic features, the last victim is the search.

Starting late January 2021 classic Team sites will gradually start receiving the modern search experience, meaning that the search bar will be moved to the suite navigation bar.

Modern search experience in classic sites

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How to embed a modern calendar to a SharePoint page

Modern SharePoint calendars have finally arrived bringing a new and refreshed interface to the classic SharePoint calendar lists.

If you do not know yet how to create a modern calendar in SharePoint, I recommend you have a look to this post where you will find detailed instructions and a video explaining the creation process.

Modern SharePoint calendar

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How to add Microsoft Clarity to classic SharePoint

Microsoft Clarity is the new tool that allows you to record sessions and access to heat maps of the user interaction with your site, helping you to find and fix the areas of the pages that are not working as expected.

After my last article about Microsoft Clarity where I explained how to add the toll to modern SharePoint, I received a few questions about how to do the same thing for classic SharePoint sites, the process is quite simple and, in this article, you can find a solution that will help you deploying Clarity to classic.

Combined with the previous solution you will get a global overview of all the SharePoint sites in your intranet.

Microsoft Clarity Classic SharePoint

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How to add Microsoft Clarity to modern SharePoint

Creating engagement and measuring the success of any intranet is always a challenge, tools like Azure Application Insights and Google Analytics give you the usage metrics and now you can complement this information with Microsoft Clarity the new user behavior analytics tool.

Microsoft Clarity will gives you the recording of the sessions and heat maps of the user interaction with the site, this will help to find and fix the areas of your pages that are not working as you expect.

In this article I’m proving a readymade solution to add Microsoft Clarity to modern team sites and modern communication sites in just a few clicks, if you are not yet familiar with this tool yet I suggest you to have a look to the awesome series of articles that Megan V Walker as put together.

Microsoft Clarity

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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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How to update SPFx Yeoman generator to the latest version

The evolution of SPFx is stunning and each version adds new features that make the life of all of us easier when we think about extending SharePoint or even Microsoft Teams.

If you have SPFx already installed and are thinking about to start a new project using the latest version of the framework first, you must check if the latest version of the generator is installed on your system.

The process to update SPFx is straightforward and only requires 3 simple steps as explained in this article.

Update SPFx generator

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How to use SharePoint Spaces in school to create interactive classes

SharePoint Spaces is a mixed reality vision that brings 2D and 3D e experiences to your intranet creating new ways to interact with data or as explained in this article interactives classes for schools.

Based on the questions that I received about SharePoint Spaces I can tell that people is a bit skeptical about investing time in this new feature, either because of the 3D experience or because it’s still in preview.

There is nothing to worry about SharePoint Spaces, even though it is 3D it doesn’t mean that is mandatory to use VR glasses to interact with it and about the final version it will happen before the end of 2020 as announced in the last Microsoft Ignite.

SharePoint Spaces for education

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How to display a full-width Power BI report in SharePoint

The integration of Power BI and SharePoint is straight forward, Microsoft provides an out of the box web part for SharePoint and all you have to do is grab the report URL from Power BI.

Even though the process is straight forward you may find the report to small due to the max page width on SharePoint. In this article you will find two different methods to embed a full-width Power BI report in your SharePoint pages.

Power BI reports on SharePoint

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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.