Two Valo Intranet releases for both classic and modern offering brings along new layout, job postings and more

Valo Intranet Releases on top of modern and classic versions of SharePoint are here. The massive Release 1.5 Halogen allows you to post jobs internally and have recurring events inside your event calendar. You can also now choose between already existing Candela and brand-new LUX layout, which is loved by Valo Classic users. In Valo Intranet classic Release 1.21 Wave, you can schedule news and unpublish them when they become outdated.

September 2018 we introduced the very first Intranet built 100 % on top of modern SharePoint, Valo Modern, which has matured a lot within the + 1 year. Now, with Release 1.5 Halogen, it is better than ever!

Valo Intranet on top of classic SharePoint was introduced 2015, and we have kept developing it ever since, now reaching already release 1.21 Wave. Now we often refer to Valo Intranet when we are talking about the modern version of Valo Intranet and Valo Intranet Classic when it’s on top of classic SP.

Whether you are a modern or classic SharePoint user, exiting or new customer we offer you always something new so your intranet is always fresh and one step ahead of SharePoint out of the box offering!

Valo Intranet Release 1.5 Halogen brings Jobs postings, recurring events and much more

In this release of Valo Intranet, the theme is all about functionality. Some of the most popular features from our classic intranet offering can now be found inside the wonderful Modern world of SharePoint, including the most popular Valo Intranet User Interface LUX!

In the previous Release, 1.4 Fluo, we added e.g. instant news delivery and Yammer commenting to our Intranet in-a-box. From this release on, you will find the following new features wrapped into Valo Intranet:

  • LUX user interface – the most popular UI from Valo Classic Intranet with a modern touch
  • Job postings functionality to share your job postings inside, and directly to your organization
  • recurring events – to make your event scheduling easy also inside the intranet
  • simplified user experience in Polls
  • visual query builder
  • enhancing the end-user experience with on-site translation powered by Google Translate

Better than ever – LUX UI

The customers have loved the LUX user interface in the Valo Intranet for classic SharePoint. Now we introduce the better and refreshed version of LUX with some new elements like tabbed news and events in our Valo Modern.

Valo Intranet LUX UI on modern

UI that Valo Customers love. LUX in Valo Intranet on top of modern has a fresh look and new additions including tabbed news and events!

Share Job Postings inside your intranet and ask opinions from your workers with Polls feature

Growing within your organization is now easy with the release of Job Postings functionality! Adding an open position, browsing all positions per location or type and even applying to them is all possible through Valo. Thanks to its simple-to-use interface all managers will simply love it!

Modern-LUX-1.5-table

You can bring quick polls on the front page of your intranet to keep on the pulse of your staff!

Building custom surveys are already supported with the help of Microsoft Forms inside Valo Intranet, but some of the simpler scenarios felt still too complex. Polls feature is now in Modern SharePoint, supporting anonymous voting, inline results display and even rotating polls! It’s never been easier to get to the pulse of your organization!

Create recurring events outside calendar software

We know, events can be recurring. Calendar softwares like Outlook is supporting those, why wouldn’t SharePoint support something similar?

As Modern SharePoint is still left out with recurring events, we step in to close this gap and now you can create recurring events! From this release on, you can use enhanced events creation panel to create all types of recurring events. You will also be able to use the Events Data Source to display them (and all of their occurrences!).

Visual query builder in Search Data Source and on-page translation option

Taking in all the customer feedback we understood that Search is a critical aspect of a successful intranet. Not only Valo provided a great experience to build and customize search-based experiences, but it provided all the extensibility to make it shine.

As a SharePoint professional, it was considered common knowledge to be able to create and understand search queries to deliver those high-value scenarios. But what about the other users like communications people who just want to get their job done without understanding those functions? How can we help the user to build a search query in a simplified and visual way?

Valo Search Data Source

Welcome to the brand new Search Data Source, including the first of its kind visual query builder for SharePoint search!

Valo Intranet Release 1.21 brings scheduled news publishing to Valo Intranet Classic

With Valo Classic Releases, we make sure to keep our customers happy by ensuring the product continues working flawlessly despite any changes in the underlying platform, as well as adding new features in every release!

In the last Valo Classic Release 1.20 the focus was in facilitating the migration from Classic to Modern with introducing Modern Header and Footer. This time, in the Valo Classic Release 1.21, the main new feature is scheduled news publishing.

Scheduled news publishing – and unpublishing

As a content producer, you might need to schedule a news article for publishing at a certain date and time. This is especially important in publicly listed companies, but others might have this need as well. Now, this can be done with Valo Intranet Classic. The mechanism is achieved with Microsoft Power Automate, previously known as MS Flow, Microsoft’s business process tool.

As Valo utilizes the native SharePoint building blocks for storing its contents, it’s obvious that you can use the amazing native toolkit available in the Office 365 Suite. Furthermore, it also means that as a customer, you can very easily take what Valo has developed and further modify it to fit your specific needs.

If you already know your piece of news will become outdated and non-relevant after a certain time, you can also unpublish it by scheduling the unpublishing time either while creating the content.

Valo Intranet looks great on all devices

Valo Intranet’s LUX layout on top of classic SharePoint is an all-time favourite user interface.

Unified Menu across product Modules

This release also includes the option to deploy global navigation across site collections, potentially covering different product modules such as Intranet, Valo Idea Management, and Valo Teamwork.

Fixes and minor improvements

For many existing customers out there, the main contents of a Valo release are the fixes and minor improvements – i.e. the fact that we listen to our customers and partners, as well as keep the product working in the changing Office 365 platform. This release includes more than ten minor improvements and fixes, which we sure will make the user experience even better.

Here’s a small subset of the minor features and fixes included in this release:

  • Extended “Show more” link to allow URL edit in Video Webparts
  • Fixed office targeting in regular and highlighted news
  • Minor installation issues being fixed

For a complete list of the improvements and fixes for this release, please refer to the release notes (contact your delivery partner to get them). For this year we are planning one more Valo Intranet release for the Valo Intranet classic, so stay tuned!

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