There’s no doubt the news web part on any SharePoint page is an exceptional way to engage with your active audience and keep them up to date with what is currently happening on your site. You can easily draw their attention to the most important events and interesting accounts, from people-focused stories to company updates. All of this news can be represented with rich graphic imagery through this eye-catching and effective feature.
SharePoint news is a system to distribute content. It can work on many levels, from individual personal news through to team and companywide announcements alike, but always ensuring the message gets across. Articles of news can be designed on both mobile and browser platforms and can be presented with ease via Microsoft teams, portals, emails and Microsoft Search, among others.
SharePoint news has recently undergone a series of enhancements for the benefit of its users. These new capabilities offered will allow for a richer level of communication between organisations and the individuals and teams comprising them, facilitating their ability to keep at the forefront of company news.
The following are some of the added improvements you can experience:
Enhancements for organisation and classification
You can now customise your news to appear in a specific order, prioritising particular announcements. There may be content published on your site that you wish to showcase and this new enhancement will allow you to do just that. This feature provides greater user control, putting you in command of the sort order and deciding how your news is displayed.
Authoritative news allows you to splice your content with official company posts and highlight them. The news you display on your site, for example, may come from varied sources, but you may have specific official or authoritative sites that supply company news. These authoritative articles will be interspersed between your other news and will be recognisable by a solid colour block in the title section. Admins, via basic Powershell commands, will be able to handle news sources.
Timesaving page templates can provide a collaborative asset
Page templates can be an efficient and effective way of composing pages, allowing others to build on your previous work. Alternatively, if you are creating a page but could use a foundation, then page templates can be a great starting point. Three templates are made available to start with – visual, basic and text-centric.
Up-to-date news notifications
Users following sites will receive notifications from them when news is published. They can also receive notifications when colleagues happen to post news. News notifications will soon be able to be delivered by email, making it far simpler to keep on top of current events in your intranet.
If your company is interested in discussing the benefits of SharePoint news or how to take advantage of these latest enhancements, why not get in touch with our team. At WM Reply, we’re specialists in SharePoint solutions and are available to answer any questions or queries you might have.