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#Office365Challenge – Creating Links Lists In SharePoint. So after Promoted Links, these are one of my favourite, most underutilized apps. Links lists are similar to shortcuts, and these shortcuts or favourites can be to any sites, pages, documents you use – internally and externally. This is a great web part to add on your landing page, which supplies links to other resources / tools and calculators your team might use.

Day: 78 of 365, 287 left
Tools: SharePoint
Description: Creating Links Lists in SharePoint

“A list of web pages or other resources.”
See more about Apps: Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 74 – Adding Apps in SharePoint Online

To create your Links List, click on the settings wheel > Add an app. Search for Links or simply click on the icon. I do not create the Links List with the name (My Team’s Favourite Links), I use Acronyms. This keeps the URL short and clean as spaces are replaced with %20. I then rename the application afterwards

When created, navigate to the app, go to the List Tab (1) > List Settings (2):
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In your settings page, go to List name, description and navigation and rename the app. Navigate back to your app by clicking on the name.

To add a new link click on + new link. The following fields needs to be completed (please complete the description field as text not as the URL or the URL with show – not the name):
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This is what the link will look like – a clickable hyperlink with a description:
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Tip: Create a view called My Links, in this view add a filter where the “Created” is equal to [Me]. Now add this list as a web part to your landing page. This means that users can add their own links – and will only see their own links when navigating to the site – all on one list. How AWESOME is that?!?!

Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.

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