#Office365Challenge Woohooo exciting stuff. Web parts. Today we’ll look at the different types / categories.

Day: 187 of 365, 178 left
Tools: SharePoint
Description: SharePoint Web Parts – Views

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Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 186 Web Part Pages in SharePoint

Yesterday we started looking at web part pages. I ended the blog off with a screenshot of the type of web parts you can add. See below:


  1. Apps
  2. Blog
  3. Content Rollup
  4. Document Sets
  5. Forms
  6. Media & Content
  7. Search
  8. Search-Driven Content
  9. Social Collaboration


This section allows for lists or libraries on the existing site to be added to the page. I’ll add my Controlled Documents Library, then show you how to configure the web part. When adding an app to a page – it will always add the default view:


To modify the web part, click on the drop down in the right corner of the web part:


Here you’ll have the ability to change the name, view, appearance and layout of the web part:


I’ll change my view to one of the grouped views. I always create views specific for landing page web parts, as they should be smaller with less columns to display. click on OK to save the changes to the web part and save the page:


Final result:

Tomorrow we’ll look at changing the appearance of web parts.

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.