The Announcements webpart (app or list) is a handy way of one-way communication on SharePoint. It has a default expiry field that automatically moves expired items off the landing page. But the default webpart itself isn’t very inspiring.
Nor when you drop it onto a Site Page.
The first tip is to change the view in the webpart itself.
Add the body, created by, created and expiry date fields so you can see more detail; I like to sort this by expiry date. This way if anyone says they didn’t know something, you can point them at your site and show them that it was added on X date, and displayed on the front for X days, so they have no excuse …. cos they’re supposed to go into SharePoint at least once a day right.
How the expiry date field is supposed to work, is that once the webpart is on a site page; when an item expires, it automatically leaves the site page and goes into the background above. But that doesn’t work by default, there’s a trick to it. First edit the page, then edit the webpart.
The default view is Current View, change that to Summary View.
Click OK on the webpart, then save the page, and ….. TA DA! Notice how there are now only 2 items on the page, as apposed to the 4 in the default view above. Now anytime you add an announcement and add the expiry date, it will just seamlessly work. Add an alert to the team for new items and all your work here is done.
If you want to, you can add the expiry date to the view too, but that’s totally at your discretion.
This works in SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online.
Hello there, You have done a fantastic job. I’ll definitely digg it and personally suggest
to my friends. I am confident they’ll be benefited from this website.
What’s up, I want to subscribe for this blog to get latest updates, so where can i do it please assist.
I see you don’t monetize your website, don’t waste your traffic,
you can earn additional cash every month. You can use the best adsense alternative for any type of website
(they approve all websites), for more info simply search in gooogle: boorfe’s
tips monetize your website
Hi admin, i’ve been reading your page for some
time and I really like coming back here. I can see that you
probably don’t make money on your blog. I know one
interesting method of earning money, I think you will like it.
Search google for: dracko’s tricks