Updates for Mavention Birthdays and Mavention Anniversaries

Almost eighteen months ago we released the first version of the Mavention Birthdays and the Mavention Anniversaries. As predicted then building add-ins turned out to be quite addicting and we released a few more Mavention add-ins. Currently we are running seventeen different add-ins in the Office store, all of them free of charge. With all those add-ins we also received some great feedback on how we can improve those add-ins.

Based on that feedback we released a new version of both the Mavention Birthdays (1.0.2.0), and Mavention Anniversaries (1.0.3.5). The add-ins have been updated to provide full add-in part support in on-premises scenario’s. Now you can use the add-in parts of both add-ins to show the anniversaries and birthdays in an on-premises scenario. Besides this update there also have been several minor style fixes to make add-in part look smoother in any page scenario.

Finally to accommodate the changes for the on-premises installation, the installation descriptions are update.

Mavention Birthdays installation

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

  1. Go to your Search Service Service Application and click Manage Search Schema

    • Click the New Managed Property link

      • Name the new property Birthday, and make sure to make it of Date and Time type

        • Check the boxes for Queryable, Searchable, Retrievable and Sortable (active)

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

            • Click on the OK button to commit the changes

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

Mavention Anniversaries installation

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 New Managed Property link

        • Name the new property HireDate, and make sure to make it of Date and Time type

          • Check the boxes for Queryable, Searchable, Retrievable and Sortable (active)

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

              • Click on the OK button to commit the changes

                • Click the link