How to automate applying a SharePoint theme across site collections with PnP PowerShell

To enhance the user experience and brand identity of your SharePoint sites, you may want to apply a consistent theme across all your site collections.

However, manually applying a theme to each site collection can be a time-consuming and tedious task. The good news is that you can easily automate this process using PnP PowerShell. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps to apply a SharePoint theme to all site collections without manual intervention.

Apply a SharePoint theme accross site collections

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How to remove a SharePoint theme from your tenant

It is not uncommon for a company to change the corporate branding, logos, and colors. In fact, it’s a natural part of business evolution and growth. However, while these changes bring a fresh look and feel to your organization, they can also pose a challenge when it comes to ensuring that your digital assets, like your SharePoint intranet, stay aligned with the new company message.

One crucial aspect of maintaining this alignment is removing any previously added custom themes. In this blog post, I’m showing the process of removing a SharePoint theme from your intranet, helping you keep your digital workspace in harmony with your evolving corporate identity.

Remove a SharePoint theme

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How to detect if a SPFx Application Customizer is running inside Microsoft Teams

SharePoint Application customizers allow you to customize SharePoint further, giving you access to safe containers where you can add extra components to improve the out of the box experience. This type of customization is perfect for solutions that you want to make available in all modern pages within a site collection or even in the entire tenant.

All this is great but there is a twist when it comes to using SPFx Application customizers in the context of SharePoint pages rendered inside Microsoft Teams, if you want to change the behavior on this scenario or simply not load the extension at all, there are no straightforward way to detect the Teams context as we have with web parts.

Detect SPFx application customizer running inside Microsoft Teams

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How to access Viva Amplify on day one: A quick guide

The world of Microsoft technology is always evolving, and one of the most exciting aspects of it is the release of new applications. The moment we hear about a groundbreaking app, FOMO takes over, and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.

However, sometimes, even after configuring everything correctly, you might not see the app listed in your tenant. This can be frustrating, but don’t worry, usually there is a solution to get a faster access.

In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to access Viva Amplify on day one, even if it doesn’t appear in your list of apps.

Access Viva Amplify since day one

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What’s new for SharePoint – September 2023

In the recent updates for SharePoint and related technologies, some significant changes for the platforms. One of the notable updates is the introduction of Verified Viva Topics Badges, allowing editors to mark topics as Verified in Microsoft Viva for increased reliability. Additionally, the integration of Clipchamp into Microsoft 365 brings video editing capabilities to commercial account users. These updates, along with features like Auto Labeling for PDFs in Microsoft Purview and Document Library Templates in SharePoint, aim to enhance functionality and streamline user experiences, contributing to more efficient collaboration and content management.

What is new for SharePoint as a platform

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How to create and edit videos using Clipchamp for work form SharePoint

Clipchamp, the versatile online video editing platform, is no longer confined to standalone usage. Microsoft has strategically integrated it into various entry points within its ecosystem, making it easier than ever for you to access and utilize Clipchamp’s powerful video editing features. Whether you’re a seasoned video editor or a beginner, these new entry points promise to streamline your video editing workflows.

Clipchamp for work on SharePoint

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Clipchamp now available on SharePoint: Elevating Microsoft 365 video capabilities

In today’s digital age, creating and editing video content has become an integral part of business communication and collaboration. Microsoft recognizes this trend and is constantly enhancing its suite of productivity tools to meet the evolving needs of its users. The latest addition to this suite is Clipchamp, now seamlessly integrated with SharePoint and OneDrive for Microsoft 365 users.

This development is a game-changer, as it empowers users to harness the full potential of video without the need for third-party tools, making collaboration more efficient and effective.

Clipchamp for work

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Supercharge SharePoint with stunning videos: Introducing the new Stream web part

Stream, part of Microsoft 365 and seamlessly integrated with SharePoint, transforms video into a versatile, enterprise-ready asset. It enables easy recording, uploading, discovery, sharing, and management of video content, treating video as just another document.

The new Stream web part is set to revolutionize how we handle video content. With this latest update, you’ll have the flexibility to configure both single and multiple videos, all while seamlessly accessing videos stored in OneDrive or SharePoint.

New Stream web part for SharePoint

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Solving communication challenges with the new Announcements feature for Viva Connections

In an era where seamless communication is crucial for organizations, I’m thrilled to tell you about the latest addition to Viva Connections – the Announcements feature.

Built on the foundation you’ve already established in SharePoint and Teams, Announcements provides a dynamic solution to some of the most pressing communication issues faced by today’s businesses. Check out the blog post to explore how you can make use of the Announcements feature, ensuring your team stays informed, engaged, and productive.

Viva Connections Announcements

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Unlocking precision SharePoint sharing: Share pages and news posts individually

In today’s digital age, collaboration and information sharing are at the heart of every successful organization’s operations. SharePoint has long been a go-to platform for businesses seeking to streamline their content management and collaboration efforts, however, there has always been one lingering challenge: sharing content precisely, without exposing more than necessary.

Until now, sharing SharePoint pages and news posts often meant sharing the entire site, potentially exposing sensitive data and cluttering the recipient’s view with unrelated content. But that’s all changing. In this blog post, I’m thrilled to introduce a game-changing feature that promises to transform how you collaborate within SharePoint: the ability to share SharePoint pages and news posts individually, just like you can with other Microsoft 365 files in a document library.

Share SharePoint pages and news posts individually

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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.