Adding a dynamic touch: Using a live YouTube video as a SharePoint page background header

Captivating your Intranet visitors with visually captivating content is crucial for creating user engagement. You can surprise your users and keep them engaged with the use of YouTube live videos shown as page background headers, providing a dynamic and ever-changing visual element that surprises and delights your readers.

In this blog post, I-m showing the process of incorporating live YouTube videos into your SharePoint site, transforming the top of your pages into captivating visual experiences that leave a lasting impression.

SharePoint page header and YouTube live videos


Enabling the Ratings feature in SharePoint Communication sites

The ratings feature in SharePoint allows users to rate and provide feedback on list items, enhancing collaboration and decision-making within teams. While this feature is available by default in SharePoint Team sites, it is not enabled by default in Communication sites. However, if you wish to utilize the ratings feature in a list of a Communication site, you can enable it using PowerShell.

In this article, I’m showing you how to enable the ratings feature in Communication sites using PnP PowerShell.

Enable rating in SharePoint list communication site


European SharePoint Conference 2023 Unveiled! Get Ready for a Groundbreaking Event!

Get ready for an immersive experience as the highly anticipated European SharePoint Conference lands in Amsterdam from 27th to 30th November, bringing together SharePoint enthusiasts from around the globe.

The European SharePoint Conference (ESPC) is an annual event focused on Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft 365, and related technologies.

European SharePoint Conference


What’s new for SharePoint – May 2023

Microsoft has recently announced a range of exciting new features for SharePoint in May 2023. These updates aim to enhance collaboration, streamline content creation, and improve user experiences. One significant addition is the new forms experience for Microsoft Lists, making it easier than ever to collect information with clean and user-friendly forms that can be shared and filled out on any device.

SharePoint will have its own Copilot, which combines Large Language Models (LLMs) and Microsoft Graph data to generate custom sites and pages aligned with user needs, all while maintaining data security and privacy. With video-centric page templates, advanced editing capabilities, and centrally managed branding, SharePoint empowers organizations to create engaging content and maintain consistency across their sites.

Don’t miss out on the latest SharePoint updates and continue to read this post to stay ahead of the game!

What is new for SharePoint as a platform


How to embed a Microsoft Teams Live Event in a SharePoint page

In today’s fast-paced and interconnected digital world, effective communication and collaboration are crucial for the success of any organization. Microsoft Teams has emerged as a powerful platform, empowering teams to connect, communicate, and collaborate seamlessly. One of its most valuable features is the ability to host live events, enabling organizations to reach a wider audience, facilitate virtual meetings, and deliver engaging presentations.

However, what if you want to combine the power of Microsoft Teams Live Events with the flexibility and familiarity of SharePoint? Luckily, Microsoft has made it possible to embed Teams Live Events, giving users a unified experience and streamlining their workflow without the need for using the Microsoft Teams client.

Microsoft Teams live event embeded in SharePoint


How to easily embed Strava Club activities in a SharePoint page

Keeping up with fitness routines can be challenging, but fitness tracking apps like Strava that provide virtual competitions can help us stay motivated and engaged with physical activity. These tools provide an incentive by allowing us to set goals, track our progress, and compete against others.

Embedding Strava activities in a SharePoint intranet page is a great way to promote exercise and encourage healthy habits among employees. By integrating this fitness tracking platform with the company’s intranet, employees can easily share their fitness activities with each other, creating a sense of community and accountability that can help motivate them to stay active.

Embed Strava Club activities in a SharePoint page


Unleash your brand’s potential with the new SharePoint brand center

In today’s digital age, branding has become more important than ever before. With the rise of social media and online marketing, businesses must create a strong and recognizable brand to stand out from the competition. But branding isn’t just important for external marketing efforts – it’s also critical for internal communication and collaboration within an organization.

SharePoint brand center


Revolutionizing content creation: The game-changing capabilities of Copilot in SharePoint

SharePoint is a powerful platform for creating and sharing content within an organization. However, for content authors, the process of setting up a SharePoint site and creating engaging pages can be time-consuming and complicated. The good news is that the future of SharePoint is bringing powerful, intuitive, and expressive experiences with fewer manual steps and the help of AI.

Copilot in SharePoint is one of the new capabilities that will enable content authors to spend less time setting up SharePoint sites and give them confidence that their site is using the best that SharePoint has to offer.

Copilot in SharePoint


What’s new for SharePoint – April 2023

In April 2023, Microsoft released several updates for SharePoint and related technologies, including the retirement of SharePoint 2013 workflows in favor of Power Automate and a new forms experience for Microsoft Lists. Additionally, users can now browse SharePoint sites on the Viva Connections mobile app and a new prebuilt model for analyzing contracts will be added to Microsoft Syntex.

Don’t miss out on the latest SharePoint updates and continue to read this post to stay ahead of the game!

What is new for SharePoint as a platform


Transform Stream videos on SharePoint with custom thumbnails

Are you looking for a way to make your Microsoft Stream video content stand out from the rest? Have you considered using custom thumbnails to grab the attention of your audience? As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and this applies to video thumbnails as well.

By choosing the right thumbnail, you can entice viewers to click on your video and increase engagement. In this blog post, I’m explaining how to use Microsoft Stream on SharePoint to add custom thumbnails to your video and audio files. With these tips, you can take your video content to the next level and make a lasting impression on your audience.

Add custom thumbnails to Microsoft Stream videos and audio files


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.