Web Part to search users within SharePoint Online User Profiles as well as Azure AD.
- Microsoft Teams Integration
- User Presence
- Single Part App Pages
- Supporting Dark Mode
- Search People within User Profiles
- Search People in Azure AD
Search People within User Profiles and Azure AD
With Vitextra Employee Directory, you can use the SharePoint Search service and Azure AD as a data source for the App.
Searching users within User Profiles via Search Service makes it possible to use information from such particular fields as Interests, Skills, Office Location, and others to search people not limited to just their name, email, or job title.
On the other hand, Azure AD as a data source for the employee directory allows you to hide employees from the search results if their accounts are disabled.
Microsoft Teams Integration
Employee Directory App can be placed right in Teams Channel to boost productivity by eliminating context switching.
Using Employee Directory in Microsoft Teams allows users to search for people with their mobile devices.
Anyone in your organization with Employee Directory App can see (in nearly real-time) other users' presence status. Employee Directory uses Microsoft Graph to get this information regardless of the data source (User Profiles or Azure AD).
Choose the size of the persona card and fields presented. You can select up to four user properties to show up on the persona card and the size of the card.
Details and Cards View
There are two types of layout you can switch between:
- Details. Search results are presented in the table view. Columns are presented in the table, and You can change their order with App settings.
- Cards. Search results presented with native SharePoint control. Attributes used in control are not configurable.
You can set a background color for each section on the SharePoint Modern Page.
Employee Directory supports this functionality and automatically changes the theme of the web part according to the selected theme variant.
Change of the section background does not affect web parts located in other sections.
Dark Mode is supported on SharePoint Modern Page as well as in Microsoft Teams. The App switches the mode automatically to the current environment settings. In the case of the App is running on SharePoint Modern Page, it applied current theme settings.
How can I update attributes for each individual employee/user?
The Employee Directory does not support update user attributes. The app only shows data from User Profiles or Azure AD.
To edit user attributes we provide another solution for SharePoint Online - Employee Details.
Can I expand Employee Directory to fill the entire page?
Yes. Employee Directory can be hosted on a Single App Page. Follow this knowledge base article: Create Single Part App Page for Employee Directory.
How can I switch Employee Directory Web Part to Dark Mode?
There is no a Dark/Light option in Employee Directory. The Web Part inherits the color theme from the site where it's presented.
Can I use custom Data Source for Employee Directory such as List or SQL Server database?
No. You are able to choose the data source between Azure AD and User Profiles.
Is it possible to display custom attributes?
Yes. You can use custom attributes for both data sources User Profiles and Azure AD. See Adding Custom Attributes to the Employee Details Pane article for more information.
Does Employee Directory support SharePoint 2016 or 2019?
No. Employee Directory can not be installed on SharePoint on-premise version. SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams are supported for the installation of the web part.
Great add-in for SharePoint
Thanks for your work! We'd like to have a one-time purchase option instead of a subscription.
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🚀 New Features: #22150 Support DateTime type for custom attributes
🐞 Fixed Bugs: #12149 Custom attributes not visible in details view.
🐞 Fixed Bugs:
#22122 Asterisk appearing in search bar
Minor localization fixes