Mavention Anniversaries Spring 2016 Update

Yet another update for Mavention Anniversaries just got approved in the store! In this latest version of the Mavention Anniversaries add-in a little bug regarding the anniversary date has been fixed. As it turned out calculating the years of service returned a wrong value in some cases. It got floored in some cases returning less years of service then actually where true.

So within this latest release that issue got solved and you can now present your users with a version that always show the correct amount of service years.

Mavention Anniversaries Update steps

If you already have a version of the Mavention Anniversaries installed, all you need to do is update the app. You can find a short description on updating an app on MSDN How to: Update apps for SharePoint, but basically it means getting the latest version from the Office store and you are done. The new functionality will only be available if you update the add-in.

Mavention Anniversaries Office 365 installation steps

If you installed this app in Office 365 you need to complete the following configuration steps:

  1. Make sure you have a few profiles with hire data

    • Go to your Search Service Service Application and click Manage Search Schema

      • Search for RefinableDate01 and from the context menu select Edit/Map property

        • Add an Alias called HireDate

          • Then click the Add a Mapping button, search for SPS-HireDate and select the People:SPS-HireDateproperty

            • Click on the OK button to commit the changes

              • Click the New Managed Property link

                • Name the new property HireDateText, and make sure to make it of Text type

                  • Check the boxes for Searchable, Queryable and Retrievable

                    • Then click the Add a Mapping button, search for SPS-HireDate and select the People:SPS-HireDateproperty

                      • Click on the OK button to commit the changes

                        • Make sure you have a few profiles with hire data, and that the Everyone option is selected for HireDate property

Mavention Anniversaries on premises installation steps

If you installed this app on-premise you need to complete the following configuration steps:

  1. Make sure you have a few profiles with hire data

    • Go to your Search Service Service Application and click Manage Search Schema

      • Click the link