Fidelity Portal News Solution

Here is what you need to know about our free SharePoint Portal News Web Part and PowerApp. Publish news stories to your portal quickly and easily using our solution.

 Our Portal News solution is now available.  Now you can publish simple news stories from your phone via PowerApps directly into your SharePoint portal.

Our Portal News solution is now available.  Now you can publish simple news stories from your phone via PowerApps directly into your SharePoint portal.

What it Does.

You'll be able to capture quick news stories using your smart phone and instantly publish them to the Portal News feed on your SharePoint.

How it Works.

Each news story published from your phone will be sent into a SharePoint List and rendered via  the SharePoint Framework web part.


Step 1 - Upload the Web Part.

We've made it super easy for you to begin using our solution.  All of the important details are in the steps below.

  Upload the Web Part:   Upload the Portal News SPFX web part to your SharePoint Apps Catalog. You can get it   here  . You will need to add this app to the site you'd like to deploy it on -   follow these steps to deploy the app   to your site.

Upload the Web Part:

Upload the Portal News SPFX web part to your SharePoint Apps Catalog. You can get it here. You will need to add this app to the site you'd like to deploy it on - follow these steps to deploy the app to your site.


Step 2 - Create the List

Next you'll need to create the list of news from a list template or manually - just be sure to name it 'News'

  Install using the List Template:   Next, you'll need to add the Portal News list template into the list template gallery on the site that you'd like to deploy the Portal News widget into.    This page   has complete instructions on uploading items into the list template gallery.  You can download a copy of the list template   here  .

Install using the List Template:

Next, you'll need to add the Portal News list template into the list template gallery on the site that you'd like to deploy the Portal News widget into.  This page has complete instructions on uploading items into the list template gallery.  You can download a copy of the list template here.

Or you can create it manually.

  Create the List Manually:   Just create a custom list and add another column called Description (Single line of text).

Create the List Manually:

Just create a custom list and add another column called Description (Single line of text).


Step 3 - Install the PowerApp

  Import the App   You can follow   these instructions   for importing PowerApps after you've downloaded our app from   this link  .

Import the App

You can follow these instructions for importing PowerApps after you've downloaded our app from this link.


Last Step - Setup the Connection

  Connect the App   Start by Editing the App that you've just imported. You'll see red error indicators on the controls, don't panic, you need to setup your connection.  Click on View > Data Sources > New Connection (or just pick the SharePoint Connector if you have one).  Provide the URL of the site you created the News list in and select it.  You're ready to go.

Connect the App

Start by Editing the App that you've just imported. You'll see red error indicators on the controls, don't panic, you need to setup your connection.

Click on View > Data Sources > New Connection (or just pick the SharePoint Connector if you have one).

Provide the URL of the site you created the News list in and select it.  You're ready to go.