#Microsoft365 #Office365 #SharePoint – Very similar to the Content Query Web Part (CQWP) and the Content Search Web Part (CSWP), the Highlighted Content Web Part allows us to display content based on specified criteria. Great way to share latest updates, specific content and document types. Love this as I could never really get my queries to work without some help.

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Highlighted Content

Use this web part to dynamically display content based on content type, filtering, or a search string. You can also set the scope of the search to a site or site collection, and sort the results. Use the Highlighted content web part on a page.

Take note that these web parts are not available yet for use on classic pages. On how to create pages and add web parts, see SharePoint Pages and Web Parts Introduction.

Adding the web part:

Put your page in to edit mode and click on the “+” to add a new web part. Choose the Highlighted Content:

Now Edit (1) the web part to configure:

These are the configurations possible:

2. Content – Source:

  • This Site
  • A Document Library on this Site
  • This Site Collection
  • All Sites

3. Type:  Choose from all the document (content types)

4. Document Type:  Choose from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Visio, PDF or Any

5. Filter:

  • Title includes the words
  • Content includes the words
  • Recently Added
  • Recently Changed
  • Created By
  • Modified By
  • Managed Property

6. Sort By:

  • Most Recent
  • Most Viewed
  • Trending
  • Managed Property Ascending
  • Managed Property Descending

7. Layout:

  • Cards
  • List
  • Carousel
  • Filmstrip

Show this many items at a time = number

Hide this web part if there’s nothing to show = checkbox

Display – Cards:

Display – List:

Display – Carousel:

Display – Filmstrip:


More Resources:

Use the Highlighted content web part
Configure a Content Search Web Part in SharePoint
When to use the Content Query Web Part or the Content Search Web Part in SharePoint


Purpose of this blog challenge:  I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.

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