#Office365Challenge As we’re busy with all the web parts available in SharePoint, let’s take at look at the Content Rollup Category.

Day: 191 of 365, 174 left
Tools: SharePoint
Description: SharePoint Web Parts – Content Rollup

Related posts:

Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 186 Web Part Pages in SharePoint
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 187 SharePoint Web Parts – Views
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 188 SharePoint Web Parts – Appearance
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 189 SharePoint Web Parts – Available
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 190 SharePoint Web Parts – Blog Category

Content Rollup:ContentRollup

Content Query Displays a dynamic view of content from your site. *
Content Search Content Search Web Part will allow you to show items that are results of a search query you specify. When you add it to the page, this Web Part will show recently modified items from the current site. You can change this setting to show items from another site or list by editing the Web Part and changing its search criteria. As new content is discovered by search, this Web Part will display an updated list of items each time the page is viewed.
Relevant Documents Displays documents that are relevant to the current user.
Summary Links Allows authors to create links that can be grouped and styled. *
Table Of Contents Displays the navigation hierarchy of your site. *
Term Property Displays the specified property of a Term.
Timeline Use this timeline to show a high level view of data from another web part or tasks list.
XML Viewer Transforms XML data using XSL and shows the results.

Now before I can start spitting out blogs about Content Query and Content Search, I’ll have to bribe my buddy Craig Tarr to spend some more time with me on these. I have to give him credit, he has tried to teach me – but the blonde has not quite got it yet.

So today we’ll take a look at what I do know.

Under Content Rollup I frequently use Relevant Documents & Summary Links. I’ve blogged these already, so here are your links.

Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 3 – Relevant Documents Web Parts in SharePoint
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 170 Summary Links in SharePoint
Around the Office in 365 Days: Day 171 Summary Links in SharePoint – link to a person

What I haven’t used is the Table of Contents. This is only available if publishing features are enabled. I’ve added the web part to my page and the following is available to configure:

  • Content:  Levels to show, whether to show the pages etc.
  • Presentation: Header styles and layouts.
  • Organisation:  Sorting of the content.
  • Appearance:  Name, size and chrome state/type.
  • Layout:  Direction / Zones.
  • Advanced:  Editing, export etc.

Now at first I thought this would be a great web part to use, but I am disappointed. I couldn’t by just configuring it – style it to look like much. Sad face. Moving on.


Tomorrow then!

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.