Share the great content you have on digital displays to engage your employees. Pull News post and blog posts from your Sharepoint Online to digital displays.
App main features
✔ Secure Microsoft Azure AD Authentication
✔ Show the latest posts and news from your intranet live on your Digital Signage
✔ Post image, date, author, headline and body text
✔ Easy to activate and set your preferences
How does it work?
Activate your App with a few clicks
Because Valotalive comes with a turn key integration with SharePoint Online, it is easy to activate the App. This video shows you how you can locate your SharePoint App in Valotalive. Once you have authenticated your account with SharePoint, it is easy to choose the site from a drop down menu where you’d like to pull the news to screens.
Content targeting with filters
With additional settings you can filter posts according to language, target audience, news type…and much more. This video shows you how the filters can be added from Valotalive SharePoint App settings:
MS Sharepoint App - Activate and use
Easiest way for activating a content App is from Valotalive Dashboard. Just click the icon of the content you wish to activate and proceed. More detailed info of the first steps can be found here:
Settings on the Apps' Configuration tab
Authorize using OAuth2 Authorization
Need admin approval?
If you are prompted about needing admin approval read how to proceed from these articles:
Choose the SharePoint site where to pull news or blog posts
Sharepoint is a highly configurable document management and storage system. Valotalive checks that site contains a list from which we can use to pull news. (Site Pages or Posts for blog sites)
You can select to show all posts or only promoted posts.
Sharepoint list filters
Filter posts with SharePoint's columns by choosing the values from the drop-down tool. NOTE! Be precise, because typos and invalid values usually return no posts.
Company logo for posts
Logo for the app main page & posts
Text to show on the footer
Call to action text.
Select the country locale for date formatting
Posts must be newer than
Enter maximum age of the posts in days
Use whole text from text webParts from SharePoint posts.
Preset "NO" limits the text length to 255 characters and uses the "Description column" from the SharePoint posts.
To show full length posts this setting should be YES
Number of posts displayed
This setting, with the Posts must be newer than -setting define what posts are shown in the displays
Page transition animation
Options are Fade, Slide, Fly in or no transition
Seconds per article
How long one page of the post is shown on each round. Best practise is between 10-20 seconds depending how long articles usually are
Posts in one show cycle
How many SharePoint posts are shown before changing to another type of contents
Show time with the post date.
How to handle overflowing text
Options are Cut text or Scale to fit.
Best practice: In most cases Cut text is the best option.
If your articles are short then Scale to fit might work.
Make sure to choose YES in "Use whole text from text webParts from SharePoint posts" (c.) to get the whole text t to Displays
Rename the App
Rename the app by clicking the name on top of the page.
The best practice is to name the App to match the selected data source, in this case the name of the SharePoint News channel or Blog you are pulling posts from.
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