The Future of SharePoint

By James Mallalieu on

The Future of SharePoint.


During the recent SharePoint Virtual Summit, Microsoft unveiled the latest innovations for SharePoint and OneDrive, including powerful integrations across Office 365, Windows and Azure. These developments build on their vision unveiled last year, and have been delivering on since, with innovations to reinvent content collaboration and usher in a new generation of mobile and intelligent intranets.

We have outlined our key picks from the announcements made below:

SharePoint Communication Sites


A communication site is a beautiful, dynamic site that lets you reach a broad audience to keep the organisation informed and engaged. Communication sites look great on the web, on a PC or Mac, on mobile browsers and in the SharePoint app.

Created in seconds from a selection of templates, it is then easy to adjust page layouts and add web parts and to pull in valuable data and content from other services within Office 365.

To watch an overview of SharePoint communication sites from the Microsoft mechanics, please follow this link.

Creating custom SharePoint forms with PowerApps


Using Microsoft PowerApps, you will be able to easily create custom forms that surface right in the context of a SharePoint list or library. Users can then create, view and interact with data using your custom form, rather than default SharePoint forms.

To watch and overview from the Microsoft Mechanics, please follow this link. 

Files On-Demand and file sharing from File Explorer


With Files On-Demand, you can access all your files in the cloud without having to download them and use storage space on your device. You don’t have to change the way you work, because all your files—even online files—can be seen in File Explorer and work just like every other file on your device.

In addition, soon you will be able to share Office 365 files directly from File Explorer on PC and Finder on Mac. The sharing experience has been simplified, so you can share a file or folder with specific people or send a link that enables anyone who needs access, inside or outside your organisation.

The latest innovations bring both opportunities and potential challenges for organisations already using SharePoint Online and those looking to harness these capabilities in the future.

To watch an overview of Files on Demand from the Microsoft mechanics, please follow this link.

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