Nov 04 2020 08:19 AM
Nov 04 2020 08:19 AM
We post all of our news on SharePoint as individual articles. Then, I cobble together a weekly employee newsletter by sending a digest of the news to myself and adding our branding to it (a pain in the butt, Microsoft, since you don't allow us to do so in SharePoint). Normally, when it sends the digest, each of the articles' headers are links to that specific news item. All of a sudden, it is linking each and every article to the digest instead of to the news post. This is a malfunction that needs to be fixed. The point of the digest is to allow people browse the buffet of news items and then go look at the specific news article they select. If I wanted them to go look at a full list of articles, I would just create a simple email saying "Go to our news site: link."
Nov 04 2020 11:32 AM
Hi @Joni_Kirk, did you already post your problems on SharePoint´s UserVoice? I found some articles for you there, maybe you can otherwise explain your ideas here? https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/search?filter=merged&query=news%20posts%20digest
Have a good week, greets from Eva.
Nov 04 2020 08:54 PM
Hi @Joni_Kirk , we've just noticed this and I'd call this either a bug or a change in the functionality. Either is not good.
Clicking on an article should logically take you to the article, rather than a list of all the articles in the news digest.
It appears to be an issue that has occurred this week.
Nov 05 2020 07:23 AM
- agreed this needs to be explained - I have my own tenant and customer tenant the same thing is happening with the creation process for the page not adding links to the articles but to the page.
Microsoft - someone needs to respond. BUG or Feature??
Nov 06 2020 05:58 AM
@Joni_Kirk the same has been reported by our Comms team, one week after migrating our internal news to SPO. This is so frustrating and one of the reasons that the o365 release model bugs me, we have no control over what MSFT will do. We have raised a support ticket, however I'm not sure they will do anything.
Nov 11 2020 09:20 AM
I have heard nothing about how to resolve this. Any idea how to get Microsoft's attention on this malfunction? Here's an example of the same link being used in different news article links in the digest. It happens for all of them.
Nov 11 2020 01:49 PM