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MC414799: Improvements to SharePoint pages authoring – New and updated web parts

These updates include our new Assignments web part for Education customers and changes to other web parts like Group calendar, Quick links, and Highlighted content. We’re also introducing a new SharePoint site theme.

Note: Most of these changes are being released as part of Teams Class Home page release.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93479.

Home page provides a central destination for the latest announcements, resources, upcoming assignments, class files, and meetings for a class team.

MC414799: Improvements to SharePoint pages authoring – New and updated web parts

When this will happen

This update will roll out to Targeted Release customers starting mid-August and to all customers by late-September.

How this will affect your organization

New Assignments web part (Education customers only)

Customers using Teams Assignments will be able to add the assignments web part to pages to provide students with a one-stop, personalized resource for all their class needs. The assignments web part can also be used on communication sites like a home site to display the upcoming assignments due across multiple classes.

Group calendar updates

The Group calendar web part is getting visual updates, an indicator informing users when a meeting is a recurring meeting, and the capability to join upcoming Teams meetings online.

Change the layout of Quick links in the toolbar

Users are now able to easily explore the different layouts available for the Quick links web part. We’re surfacing layouts as a dropdown option in the toolbar to make it easier for authors to get the look and feel they want.

Highlighted content change to ‘Compact’ layout in 2 column section

Authors using the ‘compact’ layout in the Highlighted content web part will now find that when the web part is placed in a two-column section, their layout is retained.

Periwinkle site theme

We are introducing a new visual site theme to SharePoint themes called Periwinkle. This new theme adjusts to dark or high-contrast mode when viewed in Teams.

What you need to do to prepare

There is no work required to prepare for the updates listed for SharePoint Pages authoring, however you might want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as needed.

Message ID: MC414799
Published: 16 August 2022
Updated: 16 August 2022
Platform: Android, Education, iOS, Mac, Online, US Instances, Web, Windows Desktop, World tenant

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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