SharePoint 2016 – Share Documents with QR Codes

A new feature has been introduced in SharePoint 2016 IT Preview that allows users to share documents using QR codes. By default, each documents library has this feature enabled. Simply upload a document to a document library, and using the document properties overlay, you can generate a QR code for the document.

SharePoint 2016 QR Code

Clicking this icon will automatically bring the user over to a new application page (/_layouts/15/qr.aspx) which will generate a QR code.

SharePoint 2016 Generated QR Code for a document

2 thoughts on “SharePoint 2016 – Share Documents with QR Codes

  1. hmm. I just tried this and received a “An error occurred during the compilation of the requested file, or one of its dependencies. ” I have the RC Refresh patch installed.

    1. I just tried reproducing your issue by rebuilding a fresh environment, but I am able to get the QR code just fine. Do you get the error upon clicking the QR code button from the hover panel? Do you have a correlation ID alons with more info from the logs?

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