Thoughts on branding in Office 365/SharePoint

Sometimes I wish that there was just one way to brand SharePoint and it would be fast and easy. Well I can dream on, right? There are so many ways to do this, and I have tried to sort out what the best way would be to brand a site with least amount of work and to avoid user interaction on new sites. You who have branded sites using Master Pages knows what I am talking about: yes, you create a fancy

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QuickTip: Add a custom tile to the App Launcher

This is very useful since I have missed a link to the Intranet site on the App launcher, since I started using Office365. Now you can add your own links and apps to the App launcher.

You need to have access to the “Admin” menu in Office 365 to do this
Make sure you have your intranet logo ready, maybe upload it into the Site Collection Images and then copy the URL
Go to the “Admin” in the App launcher
Click on “Company Profile” and then on “Custom tiles” and the + sign

All fields are mandatory, and fill in accordingly
Paste the URL to your intranet logo picture
Now this tile ends up in the “My apps” in the App launcher
But I want it also in the App launcher, so hover your new tile and click on the 3 dots
Select “Pin to App launcher”
And now there is a direct link to your intranet. Very nice!

Upload videos from your iPhone and Spotlight videos in Office365

The first time I tried to upload a video from my iPhone 6 into the Office365 video portal, it failed. But I tried again and this time it worked. You can add a Title and a description on the video before you upload it, and then it takes quite some time to upload just a small video on about 2 minutes. At least it worked this time, and the video is available on my portal.

QuickTip: Embed a video from Office Video on a page

It’s a new feature in Office Video (for #Office365 licenses) that you can now embed one of the uploaded videos on a page. Which is great! You can also control the size in the code.
Go to your Office Video portal
Click on the video you want to embed
Click on “Embed” up in the right corner

Then copy the code inside the box

Then go back to your site, Edit the page and select “Embed code” up in the ribbon
Paste the code and make any changes
Save the page and your video is on a page 🙂
Now I just want to be able to select which thumbnail the video should display!