SharePoint spaces overview and examples

SharePoint spaces
SharePoint spaces

In this SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss what is SharePoint spaces and how to create SharePoint spaces in SharePoint online. We will also see an example of SharePoint spaces.

What is SharePoint spaces

SharePoint spaces is a new feature provided by Microsoft and now available in preview on SharePoint Online. This is a web-based, an immersive platform where you can add 2D and 3D web parts.

You can also create and share, secure, and extensible mixed reality experiences and add 360° images and videos in SharePoint spaces.

Microsoft recommends using SharePoint spaces in the Communication site because you have more screen real estate to work with but it is also possible to create in a SharePoint team site.

Create a SharePoint space in SharePoint Online

Step-1: First we will create a communication site in SharePoint Online Office 365.

Then Open the Create a Communication Site ->Go to the Home Page -> On your site home page, select + New, and then select Space (Preview).

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Step-2: If Spaces is not appearing on the home page so you have to make sure that, you need to activate the Spaces (Preview) feature to make it visible.

So open the SharePoint Site Settings page -> Site feature -> Activate the feature called Space (Preview).

activate Spaces feature in SharePoint Online
activate Spaces feature in SharePoint Online

Step-3: Next provide the Space Name and Space Description and on the left side you can also choose the structure which is already available on the site.

create spaces in SharePoint Online
create spaces in SharePoint Online

Step-4: Next click on Create button to create a Space in SharePoint Online.

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SharePoint space

The SharePoint space looks like the above.

Add web parts to a SharePoint space

Now, we will see, how to add web parts to a SharePoint space.

Step-1: At the top right of your space, select Edit. On the canvas, select the circled icon. Next, choose the option which you want.

Add web parts to a SharePoint space
Add web parts to a SharePoint space

Step-2: In the above selection, I have added People web part on the page so see how it looks like.

how to Add web parts to a SharePoint space

Step-3: To increase/decrease the value, you can also press + hold (or single click) each of the arrow keys or you can also do it in your computer mouse. You can also drag and drop the web part inside the page.

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SharePoint Space People web part

This is how we can add web parts to a SharePoint space.

How to Add text to a SharePoint spaces

Now, we will see how to add text to a SharePoint Space.

Step-1: At the top right of your space, select Edit. On the canvas, select the circled + icon. Next, choose the Text web part.

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SharePoint Space Text Web Part

Step-2: In the web part toolbox, select Text and click to place the web part anywhere on the structure (floor). In the property pane on the right, enter your text in the Text field.

You can also change Font weight, Text size, Padding, Line spacing, and Horizontal alignment settings.

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SharePoint Space Text Web Part

Step-3: Once you click on Publish, your page will look like the below screenshot.

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How to Add a file viewer to a SharePoint spaces

Now, we will see how to add a file viewer to a SharePoint Space.

Step-1: At the top right of your space, select Edit. On the canvas, select the circled + icon. Next, choose File Viewer Webpart.

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Add a file viewer to a SharePoint space

Step-2: Next choose the file picker, select the file you’d like to use, and then select Open and Publish it.

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sharepoint spaces file viewer

How to Add a 3D object to a SharePoint spaces

Now, we will see how to add a 3D object to SharePoint spaces.

Step 1: At the top right of your space, select Edit. On the canvas, select the circled + icon. Next choose 3D object Webpart.

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SharePoint Spaces 3D Object

Step 2: Next upload your 3d images or take it from the gallery and click on Add. So the page will look like the below screenshot after get published.

sharepoint spaces preview

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This is all about SharePoint spaces. Here we checked SharePoint spaces.

  • What is SharePoint spaces
  • Create a SharePoint space in SharePoint Online
  • Add web parts to a SharePoint space
  • How to Add text to a SharePoint spaces
  • How to Add a file viewer to a SharePoint spaces
  • How to Add a 3D object to a SharePoint spaces
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Rajkiran Swain

Rajkiran is currently working as a SharePoint Consultant in India . Rajkiran having 7+ years of experience in Microsoft Technologies such as SharePoint 2019/2016/2013/2010, MOSS 2007,WSS 3.0, Migration, Asp.Net, C#.Net, Sql Server, Ajax, jQuery etc.He is C#Corner MVP (2 Times).

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