“I need to send out a News digest today for my colleague and she showed me how to do it, but it does not work for me” I heard on the other side of the Teams call. “It is our Christmas Newsletter and my colleague is already out for the holidays”.
Of course one calls the support desk rather than another colleague when this happens. And as I was quite busy in the end-of-year period, I thought I’d call in SharePoint Holmes. Usually this was a quiet time for him and I expected that an interaction was welcome. Especially a “it does not work for me” as that can be really anything. So on went my sleuthing hat!
In SharePoint, a News digest is a feature that allows you to stay up to date with the latest news and updates from your organization. It can be accessed through the SharePoint home page or through the News app.
The News digest feature displays a list of the most recent news articles that have been published on your organization's SharePoint site. These articles can be created by anyone in your organization who has the appropriate permissions, and can be about any topic that is relevant to your organization.
You can customize the News digest to display articles from specific sites or subsites, or you can choose to see articles from across your entire organization. You can also choose how many articles you want to see at a time, and whether you want to see just the titles or the full articles.
The News digest is a convenient way to stay informed about what is happening within your organization, and to keep up with the latest news and updates.