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The all-new SharePoint 2019 attracts customers with 6 new added features:

The preview version launch of Sharepoint 2019 in the previous week left the public with a taste of innovation in their mouths and left them yearning for more. The launch exhibited a couple of additional features which were promised earlier and a word to wait for more. The same was reflected in the update by Bill Baer, the senior technical manager who said that the launch was just the beginning.

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The launch did not follow suit with the launches of Sharepoint 2016 and 2013 and spared the ruckus, which can be contributed to one reason that the updates are usually better versions of the already existing features, which is a Microsoft trend. Bill also mentioned that although 2019 will open new and modern features for the intuitive as well as the familiar user, people should not expect something extravagant as it is much similar to the core 2016 version.

Though the SharePoint o premises version still continue to retain and be popular among the customers as per a joint Sharegate-Nintex 2017 survey, there are also a couple of features that have been bid adieu to; to make way for the new ones to come in. The list of features that have been added to SharePoint 2019 for an enhanced customer experience are:

1: SharePoint Home Page: Allowing users for easily finding and accessing SharePoint sites within the organizations, including news from these and other suggested sites. This feature also allows the user to create sites from the home page if the administrator has enabled the ability to do so.

2: Lists and Libraries: Containing modern experiences for lists and libraries in team sites which bring the experience at par with SharePoint Online. This feature has been optimized for most common tasks such as moving files and pinning documents, adding files to links, applying filters and the like.

3: New Team, Site Pages: Communication pages which offer a platform for sharing news, displaying stories or broadcasting messages to other people. The new hero web part enables a display of upto five items including images, links and texts to focus on important content.

4: New Pages: Built using web parts, the new pages can be customized as per user needs. Adding documents, embedding videos, site activities, Yammer feeds, using Excel, PowerPoint and other Office tools are namely some features that would be enabled in these pages.

5: Modern Search Experience: Coming with an experience which helps them with common search results and updates the results once they start typing. The search results page in SharePoint 2019 shows compelling overview of search results which are grouped by type.

6: Lists: Providing individuals and teams the flexibility to access, share and collaborate around structured data and to bring information from others into SharePoint, business processes will be getting a huge support with this added feature. This feature simplifies the user experience in creating, curetting and interacting with information.

In addition to the discussed features, also there were a couple of features in the previous versions that will not be seen in SharePoint 2019 which are the Aggregate Newsfeed,     Custom Help, SharePoint Designer 2013, Multi-Tenancy, Visio Services and Code- based sandbox solutions.

Bitscape understands Microsoft’s new vision for Share Point

Keeping in line with the announcements made during the month of May in the event “Future of Share Point” Microsoft has begun rolling out the first set of changes which allows the users of SharePoint and One Drive to copy and move files between them.

This change will facilitate the users to create the content for Business inside One Drive and publish the final version of the content to a wider audience on the Share Point site.

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Source: mva.microsoft.com

Microsoft has unveiled their future vision for Share Point which is a flexible web based platform enabling the businesses and users to communicate in a secured private environment, share data and manage workflows.

Furthermore, Microsoft in an effort to enhance the user experience (UX) has revamped it’s offering through Share Point mobile apps, redesigning their Share Point homepage and integrating it with mobile apps.

We at Bitscape understand this new vision of Microsoft Share Point like no other and are constantly striving to help businesses around the world to comprehend these changes in a way that can increase the efficacy of their businesses in the terms of productivity and costs.

Bitscape has been a trusted Microsoft partner for three consecutive years having won the Microsoft Partner of the year award as recently as 2014.

We at Bitscape believe in delivering value to each of our customer by firstly understanding and identifying their pain areas and only then addressing the issues by proposing a solution from a wide range of solutions which would ensure the desired business outcome.

Bitscape prides itself in having a robust competency in delivering Microsoft Share point solutions to it’s global and domestic clients spread across business verticals.

The new vision of Microsoft Share Point has been well interpreted by the expert team at Bitscape and how it can be woven into the business requirements of the businesses.

We at Bitscape believe that the changes introduced in Share Point by Microsoft and which were rolled out on yesterday August 11,2016 would only ease the process of moving/copying the files between OneDrive and SharePoint making the process relatively hassle free.

This new feature also intelligently provides suggestions to the user of the probable locations where the copied file could be moved thereby reducing the burden of remembering the path and final destination of the file to be moved.

However there has been a notable restriction related to the size of the file that can be transferred. Microsoft has put a restriction on the maximum size of the file per copy operation to be at 50 MB that can be moved between One Drive and Share Point.

Nonetheless there are strong indications from Microsoft to incorporate the following feature in the future roll outs: –

  • Microsoft will increase the limit of the size of the file (currently at 50 MB) that can be moved.
  • Enabling the user to Copy files among Share Point team sites.
  • Permitting the users to move and copy files between Share Point team sites as well as One Drive Sources.

Source: – MSPoweruserNetwork.office.com

Why Facebook considers Office 365 an important platform for it’s business?

Not so long ago, precisely on July 12 ,2016 at the Microsoft Worldwide conference held in Toronto Canada, Tim Campos CIO of Facebook was quoted as saying “Microsoft got cool again”.
This quote coming from the CIO of Facebook was in reference to the recently inked deal between Facebook and Microsoft where in Facebook agreed to use Microsoft Office 365 for it’s 13000 employees spread across the world.
So why did Facebook choose Office 365 platform over a host of other available Cloud platforms.

The answer to this lies in two simple words: –
1) Productivity
2) Security

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According to Facebook CIO from now onwards 13000 Facebook employees spread across the globe will be able to work in an efficient and collaborative way. Facebook is known for providing a great amount of flexibility to it’s employees in the respect to the place and the way it’s employees choose to work. In other words, Facebook employees collaborate everything online sitting at different corners of the world and Office 365 will only help them to achieve their goal of flexibility.

Office 365 will enable the employees at Facebook to access the files, data and other relevant information over the web, mobile and across various platforms wherever they need it in a more secured environment.

Enhancing Productivity
One of the most desired demand of the enterprises and businesses is to enhance their productivity and collaboration and Facebook is no different.

Office 365 makes it easier for it’s users to access and share their resources on any platform/device from any place in the world in a safe and secured environment. Multiple users can work simultaneously on a given file/document in a collaborative fashion which would only enhance the productivity of the organization.
Security is of paramount importance Office 365 encompasses a host of applications such as One Drive, One Note, Outlook etc. This suite of applications provided by Office 365 relies on Azure Active Directory which again is a Cloud offering from Microsoft. Furthermore, Microsoft has also provided an added layer of security named Data Loss Prevention for both SharePoint and Exchange.
And of course Facebook will now no longer have to worry about security since in SaaS based model which Office 365 is, the responsibility of providing a secure environment shifts to the vendor in this case Microsoft.

Some other out of the box intelligent features provided by Office suite that Facebook can put to it’s use is the Microsoft Graph which provides analytical data about how it’s employees interact and collaborate with each other.

Thus it would be interesting to see how Facebook’s confidence in Office 365 will translate into some business for Microsoft and help it increase the outreach of it’s productivity suite among other tech giants.