SharePoint Web Part Updates – December 2019On 5 minutes
In a blog post yesterday, Microsoft announced the new features coming to SharePoint web part for Office 365 by the close of the year, 2019.
SharePoint web parts in Office 365 has become a very important feature to create, broadcast and engage with content and information in your modern intranet.
So, what’s new? The new updates are to help content developers pull together information from internal and external sources to strengthen cross-organizational connections, while empowering key stakeholders.
The new Yammer conversations web part provides a fully interactive Yammer experience directly in SharePoint. You will be able to integrate conversations from any Yammer group, topic, user or home feed into any SharePoint page, news article or site.
My Recent Documents
According to the SharePoint team, this one has been the most often requested of the new personalized web parts. This is used to personalize site for your users – so they see the content that is theirs and meant for them to experience. When used, people will see their recent sites, their recent documents and news tailored for them. So how does it personalize a page? it is aware of who is signed in and gives them a unique, relevant experience to the content and information you are promoting to them.
My frequent sites
This personalized web part allows you to show a relevant list of frequent sites to the current user – showing them their frequently accessed SharePoint sites. This is the same list as one would see on the SharePoint home in Office 365 and can be added to any home page, subpage or news article.
We can add a video from YouTube by pasting the share link provided by YouTube. Just select the Youtube icon from the toolbox.
We can now show a countdown timer to important launch dates, key meetings, campaign milestones, etc. on our site home page, within subpages and/or within a news article on team sites, communication sites and hub sites. It is very simple to use. Simply add the web part to your page or news, type in the target date and time to count down to.
The Quick chart web part allows you to add simple, basic charts to your page. Enter your data points or get data from a list, add labels, pick your chart type — column or pie — and publish. The new update allows you to select a list on the current site to use as the data source – to be visualized – instead of manually entering the data in the web part edit pane.
Code snippet & Markdown
Do you have a code to share? You can now share code snippets with correct syntax highlighting. Copy/paste in your code snippets and have them rendered as intended for great readability when the page is published.
You can add Markdown text into SharePoint, and have it seamlessly converted to clean, structured HTML.
Admins can hide Microsoft web parts that pull in external data from non-Microsoft services
SharePoint Online admins can now hide web parts shipped by Microsoft that pull in non-Office 365 content from like Twitter, Kindle, YouTube web parts from the toolbox. Just run the PowerShell command
Set-SPOTenant -DisabledWebPartIds, and then these web parts will no longer be visible to your users in the page authoring toolbox.