Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Post news, part of SharePoint Online Essential Training: The Basics.
- [Instructor] SharePoint's News feature makes it wicked easy to keep the members of your team and colleagues in your wide organization connected to your team's work. You can create really great looking announcements, post about your accomplishments, post about individual members of your team, and news is shown on the homepage of your site as well as in the communications area, News from sites, here, in SharePoint Online.
News is automatically pushed out to SharePoint mobile apps, so news is a great way to share information, which is why it's called news. To create a new news post, go to whatever site it is that you want to create the post in, and in the news portion, there's a plus to add, this is a new site, so it still has an add news featured button here, that takes me into a new news page.
Says name your news post. And I'm going to name this news post Converting service to sales. Looks good. Below this, I can add a new web part to this page, 'cause I'm creating an entire page here. Click and you have the choice of the type of web part you want to add, text, an image, a file viewer, a link, Facebook pages, information from GitHub. Notice that you have so many choices about how to provide news information.
Typically, I use text, images, and links, but other choices as well. I'm going to add text, and the text I'm going to add, and I can type here or I can copy and paste out of another application. I can add images in two different places. I can add an image in the body of my article, on the page.
If you have files you've recently uploaded, they're right here, but you can upload other files. Go find files on OneDrive, files that are stored elsewhere in the site. Here's the image I want to add. And at the top, I can modify the image that's used in the banner of my article, and this is the image that I wish to use there, which is a service image.
After I include an image in this area, I can set its focal point, which allows me to drag it to show what I'd like to see, which is our service tech working on this site. My news post is saved as I work along, but when I'm all ready to post this, I can click post news, and my news story now appears in the news section here on my site, and in some relatively short period of time, it will appear here as well, in SharePoint Online, in the News from sites section on the homepage.
You have the ability to display this in other places as well. So, it may be that on your particular site, if you post something here it also appears, for example, in the hub for a group of pages. On your site, the last four news stories will be posted here, and they're posted with the newest story on top. You might wonder where this post is actually stored. It's stored in Pages, because it is, in fact, a web page.
Converting-service-to-sales.aspx, this is the page that I just created. If you have permission from your site administrator, you can delete this page here. That would be a choice, and you can edit this page if you wish. You don't even need to come here to do it. If you open up your news story, unless the permissions have been changed on your site, you have the ability to edit the page right here.
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