Category Archives: Office 365

Content Search Web Part and Cross-Site Publishing are now available in Office 365 SharePoint Online

Great news from the Office 365 Team: The very popular Content Search Web Part and the Cross-Site Collection Publishing capabilities will be rolled out to SharePoint Online within the next few days.

What the heck is the Content Search Web Part (CSWP)?

CSWP uses SharePoint enterprise search technology to display dynamic results on a page.

What is heck is the Cross-Site Collection Publishing?

The Cross-Site Collection Publishing feature enables you to create and manage content from one location, and publish across and to numerous sites without duplicating or replicating content-content stays in place as a single source of truth.

In simple terms, The Content Search Web Part (CSWP) and Cross-Site Collection Publishing both enhance the number and quality of search-driven solutions you can build into your sites and portals.

Read the official announcement from here …

For more information about CSWP and Cross-Site Publishing, you can watch the following Arabic videos:

– WCM in SharePoint 2013 – Content Authoring
– WCM in SharePoint 2013 – Content Publishing
– WCM in SharePoint 2013 – User Experience


November 7th virtual event for Office 365: Transform your workplace & enable innovation

The workplace is changing. Today, over 70% of employees work outside the office. Across every organization, employees need easier access to the right information and insight on any device, anywhere to make fast, informed decisions. Yet over 40% of surveyed workers feel there isn’t enough collaboration in their workplaces. Progressive organizations are listening! Social in the enterprise is no longer a nice-to-have but rather a workplace necessity.

On November 7, you and your customers are invited to join Microsoft for a live session with industry thought leaders and special guests to hear firsthand how Microsoft Office 365 has helped companies harness employee ideas, embrace new workplace cultures and technologies, and spark innovation and spontaneous collaboration in the workplace to accelerate business: getting it done, anywhere.


Register today to hear from thought leaders and guests in our live virtual event, with two attendance options:

Thursday, November 7 at 8:00AM Pacific Time
Thursday, November 7 at 6:00PM Pacific Time

[Arabic Video] Web Content Management in SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365 – User Experience

And here is the third and final video in my WCM video series with Marwan Tarek. Today’s video is all about User Experience. You can watch it here.


Topics :

  • SharePoint Branding (Packaging and Deployment)
  • Design Manager
  • Device Channels
  • Master Pages
  • Page Layouts

Watch Also:

– WCM in SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365 – Content Authoring
– WCM in SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365 – Content Publishing

[Arabic Video] Web Content Management in SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365– Content Publishing

I’ve just published the second video in my WCM video series with Marwan Tarek. Today’s video is all about Content Publishing. You can watch it here.



  1. Cross-site Publishing
  2. Content Search Web Part
  3. Display Templates
  4. Managed Meta-data Navigation
  5. Friendly URLs


Watch Also:

– WCM in SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365 – Content Authoring

UAE SharePoint User Group : Developing SharePoint 2013 Apps

It’s my pleasure to announce our first offline session @ UAE SharePoint User Group.

Speakers: Jamil Haddadin & Iman Al-Maskari
Title: Developing SharePoint 2013 Apps
SharePoint 2013 (Whether on-premises or Online) provides a  flexible platform and introduces the concept of SharePoint modern development. In addition to the conventional development methods, SharePoint 2013 introduces various APIs that allow for remote customization and development thus avoiding the need of local installations. The session will introduce different ways in which apps could be developed and how those apps could be packaged and published for others to use.
Date & Time : October 9th , 7:30 – 9:30 PM (GMT+4)
Location: UAE – Abu Dhabi, Tourist Club, Al Khawarizmi International College, Room 603

Please register from here ..

[Arabic Video] Web Content Management in SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365 – Content Authoring

I just published a video that I’ve created with my friend Marwan Tarek (SharePoint folk & MVP) about Content Authoring in SharePoint 2013. This is the beginning of a series of videos about Web Content Management in SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365.




In today’s video, you will learn and see the following features:

  1. Copy from word
  2. Embed Code
  3. Image Renditions
  4. Video Renditions
  5. Video Management
  6. SEO Properties

You can watch the video here.

[Arabic Video] SharePoint 2010 to Office 365 SharePoint Online Migration Demo




Watch the video from here :

Watch Also:

[Arabic Video] Successful Migration to SharePoint 2013
[Arabic Video] SharePoint Migration using 3rd party tools
[Arabic Video] SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2013 Migration Demo

[Arabic Webinar] Web Content Management in SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365

opic: Web Content Management in SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365
Presenters: Marwan Tarek & Ayman El-Hattab
Date: 20/8/2013
Time: 18.00 – 19.00 Dubai Time, 16.00 – 17.00 Cairo Time

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 & Office 365 provide new, richer sets of web content management (WCM) functionality primed to enable organizations to truly use SharePoint as the customer-facing aspect of its business. With the powerful new content search capabilities, metadata-driven navigation, and features including design manager and cross-site publishing, this presents a real paradigm shift for the platform.



The webinar will be in Arabic. You can register from here.