We’re making it easier than ever to bring your SharePoint site into the new social media era! We are excited to announce BindTuning’s new SharePoint Web Parts. 9 and counting…
I’ve come to believe that any website exists with a purpose…to connect. That’s what a user-oriented “social media era” website is all about. Its about connecting with your users providing them with a human-focused online experience.
But that can mean a lot of work, specially if you are dealing with SharePoint – not to mention if you are not a developer, like me. Raise your hand if you agree. Exactly. Nobody wants to spontaneously raise their hand in an office. It’s embarrassing.
That is why we’ve created the BindTuning’s SharePoint Web Parts, to give your users the human experience they deserve when navigating through your website and allow you to really establish a meaningful connection. Without all the fuss and complexity of developing a dynamic website in SharePoint. Sounds amazing and it is…
The Web Parts
Nine new SharePoint Web Parts and counting! The Library comprises nine web parts—Tiles, Slider, Calendar, Documents, Filters, Maps, Responsive Video, QuickLinks, and Alerts— all available for both Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and Office 365.
I can’t pick any favorites (really), buuut between you and me…the Tiles web part is pretty amazing! With Tiles you can create tiled interfaces, integrating content from different SharePoint data sources, like news, events, and products, along with external data like Twitter or weather, within the same web part. Talk about awesomeness!
Think about what it would be like to have your content displayed in the best interactive way possible. That is what our Slider web part is all about. They are great for image galleries, news rotators, events, and the list goes on…
We all need a calendar, right? But the Calendar Web Part isn’t just a calendar. Its a personalized calendar that you can customize to fit your business branding, and also create events with a milestone calendar, filter events to be displayed. Best of all is you can color-code every single event…without having to code. :)
With the Documents Web Part we have significantly improve managing documents by combining an improved user experience and filtering. We also added on-site previews for any given document inside SharePoint, including Word, Image, Zip, PPT, Excel. More productivity points for you and the whole team!
What about Filters? We have that too. You can display any SharePoint list data containing any type of content in the most interesting and intuitive ways powered by an automatic metadata-based filtering – all inside SharePoint baby. You can get a much clearer picture of what you are searching for and find what you are need before the page loads. Its helpful in so many ways.Like when you are trying to find someone from the HR department through an endless list of people…
In addition to Google Maps integrated with SharePoint data, you can also add UI elements like icon markers and HTML, as well as captions for over 50 million addresses across the World.
Ahh, videos…They are entertaining, digestible, shareable, and helpful. But most importantly, video reveals the human side of your business. With the Responsive Video web part you too can add the human touch missing from your web site. All you need is a URL. You can add videos from your Video Portal, YouTube, Vimeo. Heck you can even add a Wistia video! All you need is a URL (a video) and you are good to go.
We like Links. We like them better when we understand what they are. And what better way to do that than with icons? That is what we added colorful and distinctive icons to our Quick Links. And also…custom targeting options. :)
Meet your best new friend. With the Alerts web part you can centrally manage alerts and toast notifications within site collections with custom alert layouts, target individual users or security groups in the Active Directory.
You might be wondering
What if I want to customize the web parts?
Haven’t I mentioned this yet? Oops, sorry. All web parts are 100% customizable!
Will I have to code?
No code. None. Nada. Never, You can customize all the web parts without even having to look at code. Meaning you don’t need to depend on developers. And if you are a developer or a designer? That means less development time for you my friend.
Are you saying I can customize the web parts without leaving SharePoint and without messing with code?
Yes! Along with the web parts we have rolled out what we like to call “Custom Forms” where you can change any of the web part’s design aspect just by pointing and clicking – all this happens within SharePoint and without code. Each web part has its own Custom Form.
Are the web parts responsive?
Well of course! Like all of BindTuning themes, the web parts were also tested and are ready to adapt to any screen size. From phone to tablet and desktop.
Can I test it first?
We are all about testing so we’ve also rolled out free trials for the web parts. You can request your own trial here.
But what I really want to know is: Will there be more?
We are already developing another set of SharePoint web parts that will include more amazing functionality.
Last but not least
If you need extra convincing to what BindTuning SharePoint Web Parts can do for your website, you can set up yourself a free trial or book a demo so you can watch these babies live. To order, request a trial or book a demo click here.
If you have any thoughts, questions, or concerns, let us know in the comments below!