ATOI365D #Office365Challenge Just in time for the silly season, I thought I’d inspire you for a site refresh with some crazy Promoted link ideas.

Day: 288 of 365, 77 left
Tools: Office 365, SharePoint, PowerPoint
Description: 15 Crazy GREAT ideas with Promoted Links in SharePoint
Audience: All

Promoted links are by far my most popular blogs, and for a good reason – CAUSE I LOVE THEM!! They’re not really responsive so hoping Microsoft doesn’t remove them at some point 🙂

If you want to know how to resize your promoted links, click here. to wrap the tiles, have a look at this post.

 Let’s recap how promoted links work:

  1. Create a Promoted Links App
  2. Add URL’s to images as well as sites / pages
  3. Add the Promoted Link web part on a page

For more detailed steps, read more here…

Below you’ll find screenshots which should inspire you to try something new. I use PowerPoint to plan these as it helps to see what it will look like before I do all the work. I’ve created a template which you are more than welcome to download here.

On the template I insert the image I would like to use, I then put the grid on top of the image and crop the rest of the image away. This really helps to visualize. I then use Snipping Tool or Greenshot to capture each of the blocks and save them as images for use. For more tips on how to do this you can read this blog.

Say something:

Use words to create a statement for your site.

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Have fun with colours:

Let your imagination run wild, use different objects / abstract backgrounds to create these images.

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Be relevant:

Find images that relate to your department or process.

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Use your promoted links to create a seasonal refresh.

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Any special events or sports days happening? Well there you go.

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Be informative.

Now for this one I have to give credit to a girl with some crazy talent.

A student of mine Faizee Bodha came up with this really cool way to introduce the team and give information on what their responsibilities are. She took a photo of each team member holding up a white poster. Then added text for their process or responsibilities. As you’ll see she changes the background colours based on the theme of their site. Well done Faizee & Team – you guys ROCK!!!

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There you go. I am SURE this will get you super psyched about revamping your landing page. 🙂

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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.