- Everywhere Panel Module Settings
- Configure the Everywhere Panel
You probably know it from your own work life. Various software applications are available to help you with different tasks in the course of your day. The Office 365 application suite alone includes more than 20 different applications and, added to this, SaaS applications like Salesforce, Workday, ServiceNow, and Trello forms a fragmented corporate application landscape of different systems the user has to find and visit to be able to perform and keep up.
It’s a tendency in our current time called application overload. And – as it’s cousin, information overload – it poses a real and growing threat to productivity.
LiveTiles Everywhere Panel brings in a personalized and intelligent overview of content across all systems
Breaking the silos between applications and delivering the ONE corporate dashboard you need to visit to keep up and get work done.
LiveTiles Everywhere Panel is a dashboard framework. Web parts are the components.
By presenting content and functions in widgets, the Everywhere Panel can bring in any kind of functionality to the intranet.
Intranet admins can design the dashboard using the components that add the most value to the business. Perhaps you work in a project driven organization, and employees will benefit greatly from having project spaces or project KPI’s readily available from the Everywhere Panel. Perhaps staff consults with company procedures to perform daily tasks and having these at their fingertips will improve productivity. Possibly people engaged in sales and marketing will find help in having numbers and functions from systems like Salesforce available from the Everywhere Panel.
As an open framework, LiveTiles Everywhere Panel offers you to build and design a corporate dashboard that complies to company needs.
NOTE: All Enterprise and most of SharePoint’s web parts are supported. However, to include data and functions from systems outside of SharePoint, like e.g. Salesforce, this requires a custom developed web part.
Benefiting from Enterprise’s audience targeting mechanism, content in the Everywhere Panel can be targeted to AD groups and groups you’ve set up using Enterprise Audience targeting module. This enables you to deliver a personalized experience to every user. Making readily available the functions and content each employee needs to get work done.
If you’re in, you’re on
The Everywhere Panel is omnipresent in SharePoint. Globally available from the left side of each page of your SharePoint intranet, users have the links, tools, and functions in the Everywhere Panel at hand from everywhere once they’ve logged on to the intranet.
LiveTiles Everywhere Panel is available for modern experiences in SharePoint.
Everywhere Panel module settings
First tab in the Everywhere Panel module administration allows you to configure basic settings.
Ticking Enable on modern, you enable the Power Panel on modern SharePoint sites where it will be available to users.
Ticking Enable on classic, you enable the Power Panel on classic SharePoint sites where it will be available to users.
If Use Microsoft Themes on Modern is ticked, the Power Panel will reflect the Microsoft theme in use. If the field is not ticked, the Power Panel will have a black background which is the default background color of the panel.
Everywhere Panel supports multiple configurations to enable you to display different panels depending on where you are on the intranet.
For example, you want to have a omnipresent Everywhere Panel for the entire intranet which is the default setup and what we also recommend having.
However, if you have a need where you want to display different panels or 2-3 more panels which are only available from a specific Site Collection you can configure it’s URL in the configuration and configure panels for that specific site.
Simply locate the ‘Everywhere Panel‘ module in the Configuration Center and the tab ‘Welcome page’ allows you to customize the design of the Everywhere Panel depending on where it is located in the Intranet. The configuration option in the top right corner can be used to single out a Site Collection in SharePoint and only load that specific configuration while loading a default configuration on all other sites.
Click ‘Edit‘ in the top right corner.
A box will appear where you can add the URL’s that are linked to the Site Collections you wish to customize.
Once added, you can, in the top right corner, select which URL to configure.
Please note that configurations are only supported for Site Collections and not subsites or specific pages.
As a natural evolution of the new Everywhere Panel being omnipresent, you can design a Welcome page where it’s possible to use company branding and display a short welcome text, a logo and a list of all the panels with their respective title.
Currently in preview as of Enterprise release 6.39, new installations will have this enabled OOTB while existing customers need to check the Welcome page preview opt-in to enable this feature when upgrading.
Welcome page heading let’s you enter a unique heading for your tenant.
Welcome page description lets you enter a welcome message to your employees.
Welcome page color lets you brand the welcome page to align with your company branding.
Welcome page small logo lets you overwrite the default home icon in the Power Panel that opens the Welcome page panel.
Welcome page big logo lets you decide for a logo displayed on the welcome page together with the heading and description.
You can add Everywhere Panel to your line of business apps in Microsoft Teams. This means that the Everywhere Panel can be available to anyone in your organization.
You can configure Everywhere Panel to appear in the left-side navigation menu in the Microsoft Teams application and/or you can add the Everywhere Panel as a tab to individual teams in Microsoft Teams.
Here is an example of Everywhere Panel personal app in the left-side navigation:
- Wizdom administrator permissions
- Global tenant
- Microsoft Teams administrator permissions
To enable Everywhere Panel in Microsoft Teams, you’ll have to download the Teams app package and publish the Everywhere Panel app package to the Tenants App catalog.
If you want the Everywhere Panel to be visible in the Teams navigation bar, you’ll have to set up policies and pin the app in the Teams navigation bar. For more about each step, see the following subsections.
Download the Teams app package
1) Navigate to the Enterprise Configuration Center > Modules > Everywhere Panel > Teams app.
2) Click the Download button, and save the app package to your desktop.
Publish the Everywhere Panel app package to the Tenant Apps catalog
1) Start the Microsoft Teams client, and sign in using your global or Teams service admin account.
2) On the bottom-left side of the app, select Apps.
3) On the Apps page, select Upload a custom app > Upload for <<your organization name>>. If you want to make Everywhere Panel available to only specified teams, select Upload for me or my teams instead.
4) In File Explorer, select the app package that you just downloaded and saved to your desktop, and click Open.
Once the app is uploaded, it will be available in Teams > Apps > Built for <<your organization>>. From here, you can update, delete or add the app.
NOTE: If you have uploaded the app from Enterprise v. 6.39, you need to delete this app and download the Everywhere Panel zip file again to upload the newer version.
Note: If you add the app from this interface, you only add it for your specific user. If you want to set up policies to distribute the app and make it available from the left side of the Teams app, see the section below “Set up policies and pin the app in the Teams navigation bar”.
Set up policies and pin the app in the Teams navigation bar
1) Navigate to the Microsoft Teams admin center, and sign-in using your Teams admin service account.
2) In the left navigation, go to Teams apps > Setup policies.
3) In the Pinned apps section, click Add apps, and search for the Everywhere Panel. Click the Add button to save your changes.
4) Arrange the apps in the order that you want them to appear in Teams, and then click Save.
To learn more about managing apps in Microsoft Teams, see the Microsoft Teams documentation.
Users need Read access to the root SharePoint site for the personal app to work as expected, for example, https://contoso.sharepoint.com.
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If the user is unable to add the LiveTiles app to Teams, it usually involves a server connection problem with SharePoint. To resolve this issue, simply press ‘Files’ or one of the other tabs, so the connection can be re-launched. Then go ahead and add the application again.
Configure the Everywhere Panel
The Everywhere Panel creates an overview of existing content with help from different panels configured by intranet administrators. When panels are created, they form a menu tab located one the left side in the intranet. The Everywhere Panel can be accessed from anywhere in the intranet.
The Everywhere Panel can be described as a dresser where panels are the drawers that must be filled with sections, followed by components. Once panels have been created, they show up as icons that can be folded out in the menu tab on the left side in the intranet.
First, you design your panels:
You can re-organize the order of your panels by drag and drop in the Configuration Center. Panels can be redesigned by clicking 'Edit'. To delete a panel, click 'Edit' and then 'Remove'.
You add a new panel to the Everywhere Panel by clicking ‘Add‘ followed by selecting a panel icon from the list, a panel title, and a panel label (which by default is the same as title). The panel title shows up at the top of the bar, and the panel label is visible when he icon is hoovered.
in ‘Width‘, you choose the size of your section or add a custom width. This will be the width of the section when it’s folded out from the Power Panel on the intranet.
‘Only visible for‘, allows you to target specific audiences and limit the visibility of this specific part of the Power Panel. The sections can be targeted to AD groups or groups created with Enterprise Audiences.
Here shows a panel with ‘Width‘ size small.
Within each panel, there are different sections that must be configured before web parts can be inserted.
Press ‘Show panel‘ followed by ‘Add section‘ to design sections according to your needs. You can edit the section whenever you want by clicking ‘Edit‘.
First, design the layout of your section by choosing the appropriate number and size of columns. Sections can consist of one, two, or three columns depending on how much information you want the panel to contain.
Tick the box if you don’t want to include web part background in the panel section. Web part backgrounds are enabled by default, meaning that the colors of the web part you decide to include in your section will remain the same when inserted in the Everywhere Panel
Here shows a panel consisting of one section with one column and two components. Web part backgrounds are included.
Each section holds components, which are the web parts you collect from your intranet and insert as widgets to the Everywhere Panel. Once your components are added to your sections, a panel for the Everywhere Panel is created and visible to intranet users. This can be done in the Configuration Center under ‘Modern Widgets‘.
First, click ‘Add component‘ in the section you want the web part to appear.
To insert a web part to the section of a panel, do the following:
1) Create a page or choose an existing web part. Give it a title, which will be displayed in the Everywhere Panel.
2) Find the web part ID and properties of the web part you want to be featured and insert in the following fields.
3) Finding the web part ID: Add the following query string to your URL: ?maintenancemode=true The page will then load in a certain view showing different web parts you can choose to feature in your Everywhere Panel. Scroll down to the web part you want to include. To each web part, there is a string of data that you must copy and insert to the web part ID field. Copy the set of numbers and letters that is presented under the ‘Summary‘ tab next to ‘Id‘. Insert it in the web part ID field.
4) Finding the web part properties: Same procedure as for web part ID, add the following query string to your URL: ?maintenancemode=true. The page will then load in a certain view showing different web parts you can choose to feature in your Everywhere Panel. Scroll down to the web part you want to include and copy the table of code that is displayed under the ‘Data‘ tab. Paste all data into the web part properties field.
5) Press ‘Ok‘ and ‘Save‘. Reload the front page to see your panel with web parts.
Once web parts are added and the information has been received, you can delete and hide that specific web part if you don’t want to keep it in your intranet.
Remember to press ‘Save‘ in the upper right corner to make sure that all your changes are applied to the Everywhere Panel.