Microsoft just announced an array of new SharePoint innovations at its SharePoint Virtual Summit. In addition to the new SharePoint spaces experiences that integrate mixed reality tech, Microsoft is also integrating some new AI capabilities to the platform and a host of other upcoming updates and changes. Here’s a rundown of what’s new and upcoming with SharePoint.
Mixed reality is coming to SharePoint with the introduction of SharePoint spaces. These are new mixed reality experiences within the program that let you view and interact with content from every angle while visualizing and changing the data and product models in real time. These can be used for creating 3D visualizations for orientations, training programs, product models and an array of other important enterprise functions.
AI is also making its mark on SharePoint. Microsoft is introducing a new personalized and intelligent search feature under the Find tab, a Recommended section in Office.com that provides suggestions for files or actions that the program thinks might need your attention, smart photo features in Office 365, and cognitive services for business process automation. These new features are all meant to make the experience within SharePoint programs much more intuitive, saving teams time and helping them identify the most relevant and important tasks and documents.
Other Sharepoint innovations
In addition to those two areas, there are also a handful of other new features and SharePoint innovations coming to the programs within the SharePoint platform. First, Microsoft is bringing the SharePoint document library experience to Microsoft Teams, allowing users to enjoy more control over their files. There’s also a new feature in SharePoint pages that lets you communicate news and information with rich web parts that integrate content from sources across Office 365 and beyond. And in 2019, Microsoft will unveil the new SharePoint Server 2019, which features powerful on-premises and hybrid solutions, as well as automated migration capabilities.
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