MC243945: SharePoint Events web part will display event images

The Events web part on SharePoint pages and news posts will have an option to show images. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70791.

Page authors in SharePoint who use the Events web part will be able to turn on an option to show event images within the web part. When the option is on, each Event shown in the web part will display the image used in the title area of the Event page. Existing Event web parts will not be updated to display event images; however new web parts added to pages and news will default to show images.

MC243945: SharePoint Events web part will display event images

Affected Workloads

  • SharePoint Online

When this will happen

We will begin rolling out to Targeted release (select user and organization) in late March and expect to complete for Standard release in late August (previously late June).

How this will affect your organization

SharePoint page authors who use the Events web part can enable an option to show event images within the web part. When enabled, each Event shown in the web part will display the image used in the title area of the Event page.
SharePoint page authors who use the Events web part can enable an option to show event images within the web part. When enabled, each Event shown in the web part will display the image used in the title area of the Event page.

Existing Event web parts will not be updated. However, new web parts added to pages and news will default to show images.

Current events view
Current events view

New events view
New events view

What you need to do to prepare

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

Message ID: MC243945
Published: 10 March 2021
Updated: 30 July 2021
Effective: August 23, 2021