Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Add, configure, and manage a web part, part of SharePoint Online Essential Training: Beyond the Basics.
- [Instructor] In the past, most of the web parts that we would share on a page in SharePoint would represent different information that was kept in Lists and Libraries. For example, this Documents web part makes perfect sense. That's the kind of thing that we would show. Perhaps, we'd have the Equipment Log posted here or other lists on the homepage of the site. That's not direction SharePoint Online is going now. SharePoint Online now, is focused not on lists and libraries that we have, but on what's new and what's different.
So it would make even more sense to me if this Documents part was filtered so that we were seeing documents that had been recently added. But that's somewhat taken care of here. by Activity, which is showing me what's been created recently and what's been accessed recently. At the top, News. Which is the primary focus of a team site and which is also rolled up to the hubs. And then on the right, whatever Quick links we might think are most important for use on our site. But rather than simply aggregating different web parts on this site to represent data that's elsewhere.
We are instead going to add parts that change frequently, not static parts like Quick links, but dynamic parts like Activity, News, and recently modified documents. With the page in edit mode, we simply need to click where we want to add a new web part. And we'll get a list of the web parts that are available. And again, this is different than the list that we would get if we are in a classic team site. Because what we have is not simply a text web part and an image web part, but links to really dynamic content, Asana, Bing maps, Bitbucket, we can add Events here to display upcoming events.
Google Analytics, the Hero web part which we saw in the communications site. Yet another News feed which we could configure in a different way. I'm going to add a Weather web part right here, to show weather conditions on our page. Now I need to add a location, and I'm going to add a location for our Phoenix office. And it's pulling up the current weather in Phoenix, that's great.
However, the Residential Sales Group isn't based out of Phoenix, The Residential Sales Group is based out of Ventura, California. Right here, that's just fine. And I could add two or three more of these if I had three offices in three different locations. I could add three Weather web parts. No reason that I can't. I'd like to add something else as well. I'd like to add a Power App. This will take us a few more steps than adding the weather. You may recall that when we create a Power App, for example for the Equipment Log, it appears as a View.
So if I go to the Equipment Log, it's loading the app data. Not going to make this view private yet, I am simply going to open this and it's going to take me to PowerApps right here. Web.powerapps.com, webplayer, et cetera. I just want to go directly to PowerApps. I don't need any of the rest of this. Because I need some information about that particular PowerApp. Web.powerapps.com will get me here.
And I want to go to my Apps, and this is the App that we're looking at. Notice, that when I choose an App, I can then look at its settings. Which I don't need to do. I can click the more commands, go to details, and this is the link to this Power App. So I can click on it and start the Power App.
We know it's the right one. But what I'd like to do is rick click on this link and copy it, so that I have access to this web link. With this web link in my pocket, I'm prepared to add a new web part. And the new web part I want to add, which is still in preview, is Microsoft PowerApps. And it asks me to provide that link that I just copied, right there.
And here it comes. Equipment Log, and I can choose to place a border around it if I wish. Or not, but I'm done. That means that my users actually have access to using the equipment log right here, they don't have to go to another tab in their browser, or anywhere else. My page has been saved, but now with these two modifications, these two new web parts in place, I'm ready to Publish.
Before I do though, remember if I wanted to edit this web part, I can edit it here. If I want to delete the Power App, I can do that here. And the same thing applies to my Weather web part. I can edit it, I can delete it, or I can move it. So before we go on, I'm going to take my Documents library, and I'm going to move it back up below the Weather, but above our PowerApps web part.
So now we have Quick links, Weather, Documents, and our web app, and we are ready to Publish.
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