Release 2024 - March 1st

Dear Powell Intranet users,

We're excited to unveil a new version to enhance your intranet management experience.

❓If you have any questions about this release, you can ask here. 🙋

Here's a quick overview of what will be available after March 1 

👪 For everyone

  1. Global Favorite: As user I want to be able to order my links

✍️ For Contributors

    1. (Teaser/Beta) New webpart forms : New webpart creation/edition journey
    2. Contribution: Optimize images, be able to reduce the size of images in contribution forms
    3. Powell Manager : Standard Sharepoint webpart "Call to action" is now available in the webpart catalog
    4. Contribution : Better management of contribution form display in the case of numerous taxonomy terms

👑 For Powell Intranet Advanced SKU only

  1. Powell Buddy:Translate prompt suggestion in FR and DE
  2. Apps : Choose to let the user open the link in a device browser

❗ Important announcements

  1. New Azure AD Powell Intranet Application: Important information to know about major changes


👪 For everyone


Global Favorites : As user I want to be able to order my links

As a user, you now have the ability to personalize and prioritize your favorite links with ease. We've introduced a drag-and-drop functionality within the "My Links" panel and webpart, allowing you to define the order of your apps according to your preferences.



✍️ For Contributors

(Teaser/Beta) New webpart forms : a whole new way to build your webparts

We're excited to unveil a fresh approach to creating and customizing Powell Webparts. We're thrilled to offer you a sneak peek at the innovative customization options and redesigned interfaces aimed at enhancing the Powell experience.

Change your title directly from the webpart

Easy mode to select the content displayed


Helpers to easily map your displayed properties

Gather the features related to the view in one place to simplify how to enable it.


Webpart catalog : new "Call to Action" Webpart

Sharepoint "Call to action" webpart will new be available inside Powell webpart catalog


The Call to Action webpart lets you create a button with a call to action for users with a background, link and text. 

Contribution: Image optimizations, be able to reduce size images in contribution forms

Now, when selecting or editing an image within a content form, contributors have the option to optimize its size for improved visibility and performance.

Selection/Edit: When users select or edit an image within a content form, a new "Optimize" button is available.
Size Check: If the image exceeds 200KB, a message alerts the user to potential visibility issues.
Optimization: Clicking on the "Optimize" button resizes the image, enhancing its display quality and performance.

Contribution : Better management of contribution form display in the case of numerous taxonomy terms

Now, similar to the My Profile webpart, the Taxonomy Field in contribution forms have been updated to handle large taxonomies more efficiently. When the taxonomy field contains over 1000 values, it will no longer load all the values at once, preventing potential performance issues and delays.


Instead, users will experience a smoother interaction by utilizing a search functionality within the taxonomy field




👑 For Powell Intranet Advanced SKU only


Powell Buddy: Translate prompt guidance into FR and DE

Prompt suggestions within Powell Buddy will now be translated for users whose language preferences are set to French or German.

This enhancement ensures that users across different linguistic backgrounds can interact with Powell Buddy in their preferred language, enhancing comprehension and usability.

Apps : Choose to let the user open the link in a device browser

In Powell App Manager, within the navigation link configuration, a new setting has been added. This setting allows users to choose whether to open links in the device browser. By default, this option is set to True to maintain the current behavior.

Behavior Inside the App:

  • When the new option is set to True, users will notice a new option in the top-right corner of the app, allowing them to open the current page in the device browser.
  • Conversely, when the new option is set to False, the option to open the current page in the device browser will not be displayed in the top-right corner of the app.


❗ Important announcements

(Reminder) New Azure AD Powell Graph API

We inform you of an important update regarding our Azure AD application "Powell-GraphAPI"

We have redesigned our architecture and this change requires action to re-consent a new Azure AD application "Powerll Intranet".

To ensure a smooth transition and minimize disruptions, we have planned the following steps:

  • Today: We are sending you this notification to inform you of the situation and let you understand the next steps.
  • Starting on December 8th, 2023, you can select the new Azure AD Powell Intranet Graph API application from Powell Manager and consent to it with your tenant Administrator account.
  • Starting January 5, 2024, An alert message will be displayed on your intranet dashboard, visible only to administrators. This message will guide you through an automated consent procedure to facilitate the consent of the new Azure AD App "Powell Intranet."
  • From June 2024: The Azure AD application "Powell-GraphApi" will be permanently removed. We highly recommend following the consent procedure to ensure uninterrupted service continuity.

This transition is essential to maintain the quality of our services following these architectural changes. We want to assure you that all measures have been taken to minimize the impact on your daily operations.

Here is a documentation explaining the migration process

📖 Migrating the Azure AD App "Powell-GraphApi"


Please be aware that the migration does not impact Powell's permissions; instead, they constitute a revalidation of those rights subsequent to the migration.

We understand that this may raise questions or concerns, which is why our technical team and customer service will be available to assist you at every stage of the process.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this process. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact our technical support team, who will gladly assist you.

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