List hub for office 365

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List Hub for Office 365 is a Windows Store App designed to interact and interface with Office 365. It is capable of adding, editing and removing list items from a SharePoint list, out of the box, with no additional server configuration. Moreover, it displays data in a fluid, touch supported Windows 8 UI allowing users to literally ‘flick’ through information.

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  1. 1. SharePointEduTech LtdList Hub for Office 365Table of ContentsIntroduction ............................................................................................................................................ 0‘Sign in Once’........................................................................................................................................... 0Pre-requisites .......................................................................................................................................... 0Sideloading .............................................................................................................................................. 1Using the App .......................................................................................................................................... 1 Signing in ............................................................................................................................................. 1 Scroll or Swipe..................................................................................................................................... 2 Showing the App Bar........................................................................................................................... 2 Adding a List Item ............................................................................................................................... 2 Editing a List Item................................................................................................................................ 3 Deleting a List Item ............................................................................................................................. 3 Changing Lists...................................................................................................................................... 3 Access Settings .................................................................................................................................... 4Custom Branding..................................................................................................................................... 4IntroductionList Hub for Office 365 is a Windows Store App designed to interact and interface with Office 365. Itis capable of adding, editing and removing list items from a SharePoint list, out of the box, with noadditional server configuration. Moreover, it displays data in a fluid, touch supported Windows 8 UIallowing users to literally ‘flick’ through information.‘Sign in Once’List Hub for Office 365 uses the built in Windows 8 Credential Manager to store credentials enteredthrough the App, safely and securely. This gives a ‘Sign in Once’ ability, where the user only everneeds to sign in one time and for every subsequent run, the App will authenticate on the fly. Thisfeature is paramount for accessing data quickly without risking security.Pre-requisitesThere is no server configuration to do for List Hub for Office 365 to work. The only requirement is alist called “Latest News” be created with access given to all users.hello@sharepointedutech.com 0|Page
  2. 2. SharePointEduTech LtdSideloadingTo install a Windows Store App that has not been placed on the Store, there are some simple stepsto sideload it smoothly. It may be necessary to do this if a user had a custom build of List Hub forOffice 365 or a Beta release. a) Unzip the archive that has been sent to the user b) Open PowerShell with Administrative rights c) Run “Set Execution-Policy unrestricted” excluding quotes d) Navigate to the .ps1 script from within the PowerShell CLI and execute e) The user will be prompted to obtain a Developer License. This is necessary to sideload a Windows Store app and will require a Microsoft Account’s authentication. This requirement is on a recurring monthly cycle but will only be requested when executing the App Package .ps1 script. f) The Windows Store App will install successfully and immediately be accessible from the Start Screen.Using the AppSigning inList Hub for Office 365 will prompt the user for login on the first run. The username should be thefull email address used for your Office 365 portal access and the URL should be the full address tothe SharePoint site you wish to show data from. For example, if a list was on a sub site called‘students’ the full URL would be https://buacademy.sharepoint.com/sites/students . The Rememberme function will save credentials and the URL securely in the Windows 8 Credential Manager.hello@sharepointedutech.com 1|Page
  3. 3. SharePointEduTech LtdScroll or SwipeUsers can read List data in multiple ways. They can select the item they want to use using the Listmenu, they can swipe through the items on a touch device like turning pages in a book or use thearrows on the data to scroll.Showing the App BarThe Windows 8 App Bar is a standard feature in most Windows Store Apps, allowing easy access tocommon functions. To access this bar, swipe up from the bottom of the screen on a tablet or othertouch enabled device, or right click on a desktop.Adding a List ItemTo add a list item, display the App Bar, click Add and fill out the form with the data you wish to add.A toast notification will show a successful list item entry and the page will refresh, updating all data.hello@sharepointedutech.com 2|Page
  4. 4. SharePointEduTech LtdEditing a List ItemEditing a List Item is as simple as selecting a List Item and choosing Edit from the App Bar. ClickingEdit will result in a pre-filled form being displayed. The user can then change any details and click‘Edit Announcement’. A toast notification will show a successful edit and the page will refresh,updating all data.Deleting a List ItemTo remove a list item from a list, select it from the menu, display the App Bar, and click Delete.Accept any dialogs. A toast notification will show a successful removal and the page will refresh,updating all data.Changing ListsTo change lists, click on the current List Name in the top left hand corner of the main page. A dialogshow a drop down of list names that the currently authenticated user has access to. Clicking ChangeList will action the change, the new data will be imported and the page will refresh.hello@sharepointedutech.com 3|Page
  5. 5. SharePointEduTech LtdAccess SettingsA user can access Settings within the App in the same way as any other native Windows Store App,by swiping from the right on a touch enabled device, and choosing Settings. It’s possible to godirectly to this menu using the ‘Win-I’ keyboard shortcut from a desktop.Custom BrandingIf you’d like a version of List Hub for Office 365 branded to your needs, please emailhello@sharepointedutech.com and put ‘List Hub Custom Branding’ as your subject line.hello@sharepointedutech.com 4|Page

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