We are happy to announce the release of three major new features: the Workplace by Facebook tile, the added functionality to Import/Export tiles and a LiveTiles API wrapper that allows access to the Office Graph API.
Workplace by Facebook Tile
The new Workplace by Facebook tile allows unauthenticated access to Workplace by Facebook data. A news feed is an example of the basic use of this tile. The current functionality supported allows a news feed to be added to a page.
Custom configurations for this tile include:
– Header Color (default – Facebook blue)
– Workplace App Id (String field)
– Default group (Drop-down – populated once App ID is present and valid)
We are excited to introduce the ability to import and export custom tiles, giving you the option to share your tiles with other users, in addition to sharing custom tiles between different site collections.
When creating tiles using the custom tile or saving tiles with specific configurations, you can now duplicate that tile to other site collections within your tenant, as well as share these tiles with other designers.
This feature is available via the ‘Save Tile to Gallery’ button on the tile options.
Once a tile is saved, it is displayed in the design console, under the Manage tab > Manager User Tiles.
This is also where you can import tiles by clicking on the ‘+’ icon in the upper left-hand corner.
Office Graph API
We are happy to announce the release of a LiveTiles API wrapper that allows access to the Graph API. This will make it easier to fetch the credentials necessary to read a user’s data through Graph for use in custom code.
It’s accessible through a global variable called “LiveTilesApi.Authentication”, and its methods have Intellisense documentation when used in the Custom Tile. The only place it’s currently not usable is in custom page header/body code inserted through Page Settings.