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  1. Enhance Your Announcements with the New Banner Widget in Ichicraft Boards ๐Ÿ“ข

    New Feature
    Banner Widget

    We're excited to introduce the all-new Banner Widget for Ichicraft Boards, designed to help you showcase announcements with eye-catching appeal. Let's explore the features and benefits of this brand new widget.

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    The Banner Widget: A Versatile Communication Tool

    The Banner Widget is designed to enhance communication within Ichicraft Boards. It offers a variety of capabilities that can make a significant difference in how you convey important messages. Here's what you can expect:

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    • Multiple Slides for Impactful Messaging: ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ The Banner Widget lets you create and rotate multiple slides, ensuring your messages receive the attention they deserve. Whether it's company updates, announcements, or event promotions, you can deliver them all in one engaging space.

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    • Design Customization: ๐ŸŽจ Customize the widget to align with your brand's identity. Choose from a range of customizable colors and overlays to maintain brand consistency.

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    • Auto Play: ๐Ÿ”„ Enable the auto play feature to make your slides automatically rotate, ensuring that your messages keep flowing without manual interaction.

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    • Auto Play Interval: โฑ๏ธ Define the interval in seconds between each slide transition, allowing you to control the pace of your message delivery.

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    • Tile Configuration: ๐Ÿงฉ Customize the number of tiles displayed on a single slide to fit your content seamlessly.

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    Dynamic Tile Configuration

    The Banner Widget offers detailed tile configuration options:

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    • Content Handling: ๐ŸŒ Define how content should open when a tile is clicked. You can choose between opening content in a new window or displaying it directly in a dialog, all without the need for context switching.

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    • Image Control: ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Fine-tune how your images are displayed within each tile. Adjust zoom levels, horizontal and vertical positioning to ensure your visuals are presented just as you intend.

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    • Title and Call to Action: ๐Ÿ“ Tailor each tile by deciding whether to display titles and call-to-action text. This level of customization allows you to strike a balance between visual appeal and informative content.

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    • Support for Multilingual Content: ๐ŸŒ Recognizing the diversity of modern workplaces, the Banner Widget supports multilingual content, enabling effective communication with a global audience.

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    Conclusion

    The Banner Widget in Ichicraft Boards is a powerful tool for enhancing communication within your digital workplace. It offers multiple slides, multilingual support, design flexibility, and dynamic tile configuration, empowering you to captivate your audience with important messages.

    Try it out today and let your messages shine brighter than ever before. ๐ŸŒŸ

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  2. Supercharge Your Productivity with Sticky Notes Widget ๐Ÿ“Œ

    New Feature
    Sticky Notes Widget

    We're excited to introduce a new widget that's designed to make your workday smoother and more organized than ever before. Say hello to the all-new ๐Ÿ“ Sticky Notes widget, designed to enhance your productivity within Ichicraft Boards. Let's explore how this powerful tool can revolutionize the way you work. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    At Ichicraft Boards, we understand that staying organized and on top of your tasks is essential. The Sticky Notes widget is here to help you achieve just that. It's more than just a virtual notepad; it's your personal canvas for capturing ideas, reminders, and tasks. Here's why you'll love it:

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    1. Seamless Outlook Integration: Your notes and reminders are seamlessly stored in Outlook, ensuring that you can access them across multiple platforms. Whether you're in the office or on the go, your notes are always within reach. ๐Ÿ“ง
    2. Manage Multiple Notes with Ease: The Sticky Notes widget allows you to display and manage multiple notes in a single widget. No more clutter or confusionโ€”stay organized effortlessly. ๐Ÿงน
    3. Customizable Colors: Personalize your notes by changing their colors. Use color coding to categorize and prioritize your tasks, making it easier to focus on what matters most. ๐ŸŽจ
    4. Copy to Clipboard: Need to share a note or task with a colleague? The Sticky Notes widget simplifies this with a quick copy-to-clipboard button in the widget header. ๐Ÿ“‹
    5. Rich Text Formatting: Communicate your ideas clearly with rich text formatting options, including bold, italic, strike-through, underline, and bulleted lists. Your notes can be as detailed and organized as you need them to be. โœ๏ธ

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    Your Personal "Getting Things Done" Board ๐Ÿš€

    Now, let's dive into how you can leverage the Sticky Notes widget within Ichicraft Boards to create your very own "Getting Things Done" (GTD) Personal Board. This board is designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of your tasks and priorities, all within the Ichicraft Boards environment. Here's a glimpse how to create and what your GTD Personal Board could look like:

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    1. Upcoming Meetings Widget: Stay on top of your schedule with the Upcoming Meetings widget. It displays your upcoming meetings, ensuring you never miss an important appointment. โฐ
    2. Tasks from Planner and To-Do Widget: Keep track of your tasks and to-do lists seamlessly with this widget. It syncs with Planner and To-Do, ensuring all your tasks are in one place for easy management. โœ…
    3. Sticky Notes: Your daily scratchpad and stand-up notes section are powered by the Sticky Notes widget. Use it to jot down quick ideas, reminders, and important notes. With customizable colors and rich text formatting, you can organize your thoughts effectively. ๐Ÿ—’๏ธ

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    ๐Ÿ’กTip: Boost Your Productivity

    To get the most out of the Sticky Notes widget, here's a pro tip: Create a color-coded system for your notes. Assign specific colors to different types of tasks or priorities. For example, use ๐ŸŸฉ green for urgent tasks, ๐ŸŸฆ blue for meetings, and ๐ŸŸจ yellow for personal reminders. This visual cue will help you instantly identify and tackle your most important tasks.

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    Conclusion

    We're thrilled to introduce the Sticky Notes widget as the latest addition to Ichicraft Boards. It's designed with one goal in mind: to supercharge your productivity and organization within our digital workplace solution. Whether you're already a dedicated Ichicraft Boards user or just getting started, this feature is here to make your workday more efficient and enjoyable.

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  3. Enhancing Communication with Ichicraft Boards' New Urgent Messages Feature

    New Feature

    In today's digital landscape, the ability to communicate effectively during critical situations is essential. We all know that in real-life scenarios, urgent matters require swift and reliable communication. That's why the Ichicraft Boards' Urgent Messages feature is a game-changer that brings practicality to the forefront.

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    In this article, we'll explore how this feature operates in real-world scenarios, its applications in enhancing transparency and response times, and how it can empower your organization to navigate urgent situations effectively.

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    Understanding How Urgent Messages Work for End Users

    Let's walk through how Ichicraft Boards Urgent Messages feature functions for end users. Picture a scenario where your organization is undergoing a significant transformation, including a company name change, and you want to alert your users about this change and encourage them to register for a vital virtual summit that explores this exciting new direction.

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    When an urgent message is sent through Ichicraft Boards, it takes center stage on users' dashboards, ensuring it grabs immediate attention. In this case, your message regarding the company name change and the virtual summit registration call to action will be prominently displayed. Users can easily access additional information about the name change and the summit, fostering engagement and participation.

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    Once users acknowledge the message, it doesn't disappear into the void. Instead, it remains accessible via a discreet icon, allowing users to revisit it whenever they need to register for the summit or reference details about the name change.

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    This user-friendly interface ensures that important information, like a company's strategic shift and the opportunity to join a pivotal virtual event, is not only delivered promptly but also stays within easy reach. With Ichicraft Boards' Urgent Messages feature, your organization can effectively communicate critical updates and initiatives, ensuring your users are always in the loop and ready to take action.

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    Use Cases of the Urgent Messages Feature

    Let's explore some practical examples to illustrate how Ichicraft Boards' Urgent Messages feature can benefit your organization:

    • Emergency Evacuation Alert: All employees, please evacuate the building immediately due to a fire alarm. Follow the designated exit routes.
    • Critical Server Downtime: Our server is experiencing downtime. IT is actively working on the issue. Expect disruptions in access to systems for the next hour.
    • Security Breach Alert: Security breach detected! Change your passwords immediately and report any suspicious activity to the IT department.
    • Severe Weather Warning: Severe weather warning - a tornado is approaching our area. Seek shelter in designated safe zones immediately.

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    In these scenarios, Ichicraft Boards' Urgent Messages feature proves invaluable in delivering urgent messages, ensuring everyone receives critical information promptly and efficiently.

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    Administrative Control

    For added security and oversight, central admin approval can be configured, allowing administrators to review and authorize urgent messages before they are sent out. Furthermore, in the board administration, you can assign users who have the privilege to create urgent messages.

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    ๐Ÿ’กTip: Ready to activate this feature in your installation? Simply navigate to the board administration and select "Urgent Messages" from the left-hand navigation menu.

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    In Conclusion

    Ichicraft Boards' Urgent Messages feature empowers organizations to communicate effectively during critical situations, enhancing transparency, and facilitating swift responses. Whether it's a major security breach or an impending weather emergency, this feature ensures that your messages reach the right audience when they need it most. Upgrade your communication strategy with Ichicraft Boards today and stay ahead in managing your emergencies and other pressing matters.

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  4. Introducing the New Profile Editing Feature on Ichicraft Boards!

    New Feature

    Imagine if every user completed their profile โ€“ finding the right people within your organization would become a breeze, fostering collaboration and boosting productivity. It's in this spirit of streamlined efficiency that we're excited to introduce the invaluable Profile Editing Feature on Ichicraft Boards.

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    Motivated Profile Enhancement: Your digital identity is an embodiment of your expertise and character. That's why we've incorporated a progress indicator next to your profile picture. As you complete your profile details, this indicator grows, encouraging you to present your full potential within your organization.

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    Seamless Everywhere: Convenience is key. The Profile Editing Feature isn't just accessible through the overflow menu in the top right of your board; a simple click on your profile picture also leads you there. This consistent access ensures a smooth, intuitive experience across the entire platform.

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    Discover Expertise with Ease: A complete profile isn't just about you โ€“ it's about connecting with others too. The enhanced profiles make finding the right expertise within your organization effortless, promoting collaboration and productivity.

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    Empowering Administrators: Admins, here's where you come in. You can configure editable fields as well as display a percentage reflecting profile completeness. This percentage is derived by comparing filled fields against the total, all with equal weighting. To top it off, you're in control โ€“ set a threshold for when this information is showcased. It's your chance to align the feature precisely with your organization's requirements and enhance profile management.

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    In summary, the Profile Editing Feature on Ichicraft Boards offers a multitude of advantages. Users enjoy streamlined access to their profiles, boosting engagement and encouraging them to complete their information. The enhanced profiles facilitate seamless expertise discovery within your organization, fostering collaboration. Additionally, your organization gains the power to tailor the feature, ensuring that profile editing aligns precisely with your unique needs. Embrace this evolution and watch personalization take center stage in your digital workspace! ๐ŸŒŸ

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  5. Introducing the All-New Feature: Expanding Creativity with Ichicraft Boards' Collapsible Menu!

    New Feature

    We are excited to announce the launch of our latest feature - the Collapsible Menu! The Collapsible Menu offers you the freedom to maximize your board's potential by providing more space for your widgets. With a simple click on the collapse icon (โช) in the bottom left corner of your screen, you can instantly hide the board menu, creating a clean and spacious canvas for your ideas to flow.

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    ๐ŸŽจ Your Preferences, Your Way!

    We understand that personalization is essential, so we made sure your preference for collapsed or expanded menus is preserved across sessions. When you choose to hide the navigation, Ichicraft Boards stores this preference in your local storage, ensuring your workspace stays clutter-free just the way you like it.

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    โš™๏ธ How does it work?

    Collapsing the board menu is as easy as 1-2-3! With a quick click on the collapse icon (โช), located conveniently in the bottom left corner of your screen, you'll watch your widgets expand and occupy the newfound space. It's like giving wings to your creativity!

    Don't worry about getting lost without the menu, though. We've got you covered! When the board menu is hidden, a helpful hamburger menu icon (โ˜ฐ) appears in the header, reminding you of its presence. With just one click, the menu gracefully unfurls, revealing all your essential tools and options.

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    ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ Experience the Freedom!

    With Ichicraft Boards' Collapsible Menu, you'll enjoy a clutter-free workspace, fostering unparalleled focus and efficiency. Embrace the joy of seamless navigation and unbridled creativity as you make the most of every pixel on your board.

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  6. ๐Ÿ“ข Introducing an Effortless News Post Creation in Your Personal Digital Workplace! ๐Ÿš€

    We are excited to announce a new feature in our personal digital workplace solution that will simplify how you publish news posts in SharePoint Online. With this enhancement, creating news posts becomes quick and easy, right from the News Widget!

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    ๐Ÿ’ผ Effortless Site Selection:

    For permitted users, clicking on the "Add News Post" button in the News Widget header opens a simple dialog displaying all their eligible sites. No confusion, just a clear and user-friendly overview.

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    ๐ŸŒŸ Instant News Post Creation:

    Select the desired site and once you choose a template, a new news post is immediately generated, ready for your content. Say goodbye to navigating multiple screens or dealing with complex steps.

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    ๐Ÿ”’ Custom Access Control

    Define who can access the โ€œAdd News Postโ€ feature through our admin configuration. You can give users access by navigating to the board administration and opening the widget settings. Here, you have the flexibility to add users or groups, ensuring that only authorized users with the necessary permissions can use it, avoiding any disruption to other users.

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    Donโ€™t miss out on this great addition! Get started today and elevate your digital workplace experience with our latest update.

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  7. App Launcher Widget now comes with Seamless Integration with Azure Virtual Desktop

    App Launcher Widget
    New Feature

    The App Launcher Widget has leveled up with a significant enhancement: seamless integration with Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). This transformative upgrade is designed to make app configuration management a breeze, combining functionality and simplicity like never before.

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    The Upgrade in a Nutshell

    Envision a scenario where integration with AVD is as simple as flipping a switch, and you've got the essence of this upgrade. Once the integration is activated, an AVD placeholder emerges within the widgetโ€™s layout. The purpose of this placeholder is to specify the loading location for these applications. Given the unique app assignments for each user, the use of a placeholder ensures a dynamic and personalized app loading experience.

    To visualize this simplified process, check out the animated image below. It illustrates how in a few short steps, admins can seamlessly incorporate AVD into our App Launcher Widget, ensuring maximum flexibility and personalization for their users.

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    User can customize

    This upgrade redefines the user experience. Now, AVD hosted applications dynamically populate the user's workspace, bridging the divide between virtual and physical environments. Moreover, users can customize their digital workspace by arranging their virtualized applications to their liking, fostering a highly personalized and efficient work environment.

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    Key Benefits Overview

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    1๏ธโƒฃ Seamless Workflows: Automatically populating assigned AVD apps guarantees an intuitive digital experience for users.

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    2๏ธโƒฃ Enhanced Efficiency: Administrators can manage AVD app assignment in AVD, saving time for more strategic operations.

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    3๏ธโƒฃ Unprecedented Flexibility: Users' ability to rearrange apps allows for a highly customized and productive workspace.

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    Compatibility Assurance

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    As Microsoft debuts this feature, compatibility is ensured. The integration feature is designed to run smoothly with the Windows Remote Desktop Client version 1.2.4065 or later.

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    Experience this new stride in the evolution of digital workspaces. Embrace the power of seamless integration and enhance your efficiency with the turbocharged App Launcher Widget.

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  8. Tailor Your Navigation: Introducing Navigation Policies to Ichicraft Boards

    New Feature

    We're thrilled to announce the latest addition to Ichicraft Boards: Navigation Policies! This powerful feature empowers administrators to take full control of the boards included in the default navigation for your users, ensuring a streamlined and tailored experience.

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    So, what exactly are Navigation Policies? Simply put, they allow administrators to specify which boards should be prominently featured in the navigation for your users, including the home board and other relevant boards. With Navigation Policies, you can curate a personalized and intuitive digital workplace.

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    Here's how it works: If a user falls under multiple navigation policies, our intelligent system assigns the policy with the highest rank. To streamline the process, we recommend positioning the more generic or fallback policies towards the bottom of the list (lower rank) while placing the more specific ones on top (high rank).

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    ๐Ÿ’ก Quick Tips for Administrators:

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    1๏ธโƒฃ Customize for different user groups: Tailor the navigation experience for specific countries, departments or teams by creating policies that include boards relevant to their workflows. This way, everyone can effortlessly access the information that matters most to them.

    2๏ธโƒฃ Experiment and iterate: Don't be afraid to refine your navigation policies over time. Analyze user feedback, track engagement, and make adjustments to ensure a seamless and efficient user experience.

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    Please note that the Navigation Policies feature is exclusively available for our valued customers who have activated the Shared Boards feature. If you haven't yet, don't worry! We've got your back. As an administrator, you can activate a free trial of Shared Boards right from the board administration. This is a fantastic opportunity to test drive the power of shared and personal boards in your digital workplace.

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    Get ready to explore new horizons with Navigation Policies on Ichicraft Boards! Dive in and enjoy the ride. ๐Ÿš€

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  9. Easy and Fun Embeds for Your Digital Workplace!

    Embed Widget
    New Feature

    Looking for a simple and effective way to enhance your digital workplace? With our latest enhancements, the Embed widget is now more user-friendly than ever. Choose from a variety of sources like ๐ŸŒฆ๏ธ weather, ๐Ÿ“ˆ stocks, ๐Ÿฆ Twitter, ๐Ÿ‘” Linkedin, โ–ถ๏ธ YouTube, and more, and simply select the template to add the desired content to your digital workplace. No need to worry about complex coding or technical know-how. Our templates make it simple and hassle-free to add engaging content that keeps your users informed and entertained.

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    But that's not all! With our improved Embed widget, you can easily customize parameters for each source to tailor the content to your users' specific interests and preferences. Admins and users have the flexibility to define custom sources and parameters, creating a personalized and unique digital workplace that reflects your users' interests and priorities.

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    Say goodbye to complicated setups and hello to a seamless and enjoyable experience with our simplified widget configuration. Our user-friendly and intuitive settings make it easy for admins and users to set up and customize the embedded content according to their preferences. Upgrade your digital workplace with Ichicraft Boards' improved Embed widget and unlock a world of possibilities for your users.

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    In addition to the enhanced Embed widget, we also offer a service to create a social feed from multiple sources like Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook. If you're interested in providing a dynamic and engaging social media feed for your digital workplace, simply contact us to learn more about our solutions. ๐Ÿ’ฌ

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    Try the improved Embed widget now and take your digital workplace to the next level.

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  10. Introducing the enhanced Inform and Onboard Widget

    Inform & Onboard Widget

    We are thrilled to announce the enhanced capabilities of our Inform and Onboard widget, designed to make employee communication and onboarding even easier and more fun within your digital workplace solution! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘

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    ๐ŸŽง MP3 Support: The enhanced widget now supports MP3 files, making it easy to publish podcasts or other audio content. You can now engage and inform your employees with audio-based messages or training materials, enhancing the overall user experience.

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    ๐Ÿ“‚ File Picker and Upload Dialog: With the new file picker feature, you can now easily select files stored in your SharePoint document library directly within the widget, and also store local files in your SharePoint library using the file upload dialog. This makes it seamless to share important documents, such as updated working procedures, instructional materials, or any other relevant files with your team, without having to navigate away from the widget.

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    ๐Ÿ“„ Automatic Content Embedding: The widget now automatically embeds content within the interface, allowing you to view images, videos, and documents without having to leave the widget. This saves time and effort in accessing important information, making the widget even more user-friendly and efficient.

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    ๐Ÿ“… Scheduled Content Feature: The enhanced Inform and Onboard widget now includes a new feature that allows you to schedule content based on the duration of an employee's employment at the company. For example, you can set up a questionnaire to collect feedback from employees when they reach a specific milestone, such as ๐Ÿ’ฏdays of working at the company. This feature enables you to proactively collect valuable feedback from employees at appropriate intervals, helping you to continuously improve and enhance your workplace experience. With the scheduled content feature, you can easily gather insights from your employees and make data-driven decisions to create a positive and engaging work environment.

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    ๐Ÿ“ข Here's an example of how easy it is to publish a podcast:

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    Upgrade your employee communication and onboarding process with the enhanced Inform and Onboard widget from Ichicraft Boards and boost your workplace efficiency today! ๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

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