Release 2024 - May 24

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 May 24

👪 For everyone

  1. Search / Graph (Teaser/Beta) : New slider view for News
  2. Kudos : Optimize image pushed on teams card

✍️ For Contributors

    1. New webpart editing forms (Teaser/Beta) : a whole new way to build your webparts
    2. Webpart New Edit Form (Teaser/Beta): Personal Favorites / Planner / Gamification Profile
    3. Widget view catalog: Add an "all" category

🧙 For administrators 

    1. Page Layout : Manage background images
    2. Contribution Board : Filter "current site results" query with Web.ID

👑 For Powell Intranet Advanced SKU only

  1. Buddy contributionGive Score and tips for improvement on content creation

🎨 Design improvements

  1. Additional theme:  "Sport" theme is available !


❗ Important announcements

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


👪 For everyone

Search / Graph ( Beta / Teaser )  : New Slider view for News

A new view is available for Search and Graph webpart !

News slider ( Bubble ) is a brand-new view that allows you to effortlessly create a customizable slider to showcase your news content.


Built on a fresh design, this update will make sliders more user-friendly and contemporary.


: Optimize image pushed on teams card

Previously, users encountered problems with image display in Teams when sending Kudos due to image optimization issues. We addressed this by proactively resizing Kudos images during the sending process, ensuring they display correctly regardless of their original size.


✍️ For Contributors

New webpart editing forms (Teaser/Beta) : 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.


  • April / May / June : Available in Beta (contact your CSM to ask for it if you want to participate and give us your feedbacks) 
  • June 21th : Final release

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 New Edit Form : Personal Favorites / Planner / Gamification Profile

We revamped version of the Advanced Organizational Chart, Organizational Chart, Kudos, and Search box webparts edit panel in relation to the new edit form.

Exemple for New OrgChart Settings Section:

Easily manage settings with a dedicated section that includes:

  • Display options for user selection
  • ( For advanced ) Configuration for the number of levels displayed 

Widget View Catalog : add an "All" Category

We've added a new "All" tab to the webpart catalog. This tab consolidates all webparts, displaying them in alphabetical order regardless of their category.

When you click on the "All" tab, you'll see all webparts listed alphabetically. Subcategories are still displayed to facilitate filtering, maintaining the same design as the view catalog for ease of use.


🧙 For administrators 

Page Layout : Manage background images

In the page layout section inside Manager, we've enhanced the "background color" options. We’ve added 12 new background colors and introduced 2 additional settings, opacity, and overlay color.

Note: As this feature is currently being deployed by Microsoft, it is only available in the environments where it is deployed.

Contribution Board : Filter "current site results" query with Web.ID and SiteId 

We've improved Contribution Board's query "Show results for this site only".

Previously, this query only relied on path:Site.URL. Now we add the webId and to the query to avoid duplicate sites and url case problems.

👑 For Powell Intranet Advanced SKU only

Buddy contribution: Give Score and tips for improvement on content creation

We are excited to announce a new enhancement to the Powell Buddy Panel for rich HTML fields with existing content. This update introduces an Ask Buddy button that, when clicked, opens the Powell Buddy Panel. Here’s what’s new:


Content Evaluation and Keyword Generation:

A new section will automatically evaluate your existing content and provide related keywords.

Detailed View: You can click on "More details" to see the individual criteria ratings and receive advice on how to improve each aspect of their content.

Each criterion will be scored from 1 to 5, with accompanying explanations and related keywords. The scoring scale is as follows:

0: Not adapted
1: Not adapted
2: Can be improved
3: Moderate
4: Adapted
5: Excellent

Collapsible Section: By default, this section is collapsed, displaying only the average rating of the three criteria (from 0 to 5) and the related keywords.


If you  "Add into your content" or "replace your content," the rating is recalculated, and the updated notation is displayed at the top of the panel.

Please note that the provided advice and keywords will be in the user's preferred language.


❗ 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 "Powell 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.


🎨 Design improvements

Additional theme:  "Sport" theme is available !

Exciting news! We've just added the "Sport" theme to our collection! 🌟

Explore a world of athletic inspiration ! ⚽️🏀🎾

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