Month: October 2012

SharePoint Online RSS Viewer now supports external Feeds

There were many questions, discussions, and complaints around the RSS Viewer Web Part functionality in SharePoint Online. The Web Part is available in the Web Part gallery, but it didn’t work (connections to external feeds weren’t supported). For this reason, I created my own RSS Feed Web Part, which was (as far as I can see) quite popular.

Just now, I saw the following tweet by Mark Kashman:

 

I had to test it myself immediately, and I can confirm: the built-in RSS Viewer Web Part is now working with external feeds!

 

Even though no further development was planned for my own Web Part, this means that I will only add additional features on request from now onwards, and ignore it otherwise.

Thanks to everyone who downloaded, installed, tested, and/or used it!

Slides: Intro: SharePoint 2013 Apps for IT Pros

Here’s my slide deck from yesterday’s presentation:

https://www.slideshare.net/Modery/intro-sharepoint-2013-apps-for-it-pros

Thanks to everyone who attended our meeting yesterday!

On a personal note, I felt that this was one of the worse presentations I gave in the past few years. I felt as if I couldn’t manage to bring my message and thoughts across properly, and I also realised that I deviated a lot from what I was ‘saying’ during my practice sessions before (when I prepare a slide deck, I think about what I want to tell the audience both in terms of content and verbal message, and then refine that with a few dry runs). So basically, I was a bit too “dynamic” in terms of what I was actually saying (and not in a good way), and probably forgot to mention a few things that I wanted to say.
If any experienced reader here has got any suggestions for me how I can avoid something like that (I was thinking of using some notes with main points for each slide), please send me a message!