Differences between classic and modern list view

SharePoint apps - Custom list

In SharePoint on premise you don’t have the modern list experience (yet). Luckily, this is bound to change with SharePoint 2019. In SharePoint Online however, switching between the classic and modern list experience is as easy as changing one setting. That is, if you or your administrator has given you the rights to do so. In this blog I’ll be showing the differences between the classic and modern list view.

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Microsoft plans to combine search tools through Microsoft Search platform

At this years Ignite Microsoft announced the centralization of their search tools from the likes of Windows, Bing and Office (including OneDrive and ShraePoint) into one unified search tool called Microsoft Search.

Microsoft Search should combine the results of all platforms and thus combining local and web results in the same result set. This means that your search can retrieve web sites, images, videos, photos, documents or Office and Windows commands within the same search.

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Redirect users after cancelling their list input

In my previous blog I showed how to redirect a user after saving a newly created or edited list item, by using the Source parameter. A reason as of why you would want to redirect your users could be to confirm that their input has been successfully saved or to make sure that they don’t land on your list view. Whatever the reason of the redirect may be, it’ll also redirect the user to that URL whenever he hits the cancel button. While this side effect can be useful at times, it can also be very confusing.

Imagine what happens when you redirect your users to a success-page, only does the user not hit the save button but the cancel button in stead? Right, it’ll still redirect the user to the success-page! Luckily, there is a method to redirect users to a different page whenever he hits that cancel button. This method only works on SharePoint on premises however.

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Redirect user after inserting or editing a list item

When you are using lists and want users to enter new items into that list, you might want to send them to a different location after the Save operation. For example,  you want your users to know that the save has been successful. A redirect after saving a new item or editing an existing item can come in handy. In this blog I’ll show you how to set up a redirect after saving a form.

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Let visitors comment on your blog

SharePoint - Welcome to my blog

Let’s say you have a blog site rolled out. And all company users are granted access through the visitors group. You have assigned read permissions to this group, to make sure everybody can read the blog posts. So far so good, all users can read your blog!

There is a good chance that you set up your blog like this to prevent all users from creating new blog posts, as you want to limit this right to a certain amount of people. That can make perfect sense, only are you hereby preventing all users to comment on your blog posts too. While it can be a good idea to limit the amount of blog posters, you might want to give all people a chance to comment on those posts nonetheless. In this post I’ll show you how to do this.

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How to use “Background Image Cluster” for promoted links

SharePoint apps: Promoted Links

I’m pretty sure that most people who work with SharePoint know what promoted links are. For those of you who don’t know, these are hyperlinks that are displayed as tiles. An example of this is the Get started with your site web part.

How the items representing the tiles are created is well documented all over the net. However, one part of the promoted links is not so commonly known. This is the Background Image Cluster property. Continue reading “How to use “Background Image Cluster” for promoted links”