There have been a number of SharePoint announcements and launches in July, so we have summarised the key SharePoint news items that will be coming to your Office 365 tenant or local server soon.
SharePoint Server 2019 Preview
On 24th July Microsoft announced availability of both SharePoint Server 2019 Preview and Project Server 2019 Preview. As they develop SharePoint Server 2019, they’re paying close attention to trends in team collaboration, user experiences across devices, and how the cloud can be blended into existing on-premises scenarios in new and compelling ways. With that backdrop, SharePoint Server 2019 will deliver enhancements and new capabilities in three major areas:
- Modern, familiar and intuitive user experiences based on our investments in SharePoint Online
- New ways to engage with content across browsers and devices
- Robust scale, security and compliance capabilities to meet growing demands
SharePoint Server 2019 Preview provides a first look at some of these investments.
The most noticeable enhancements are around the Modern User Experiences:
Team Sites, Pages, Lists (pictured here), Libraries, Communications Sites, OneDrive for Business and the SharePoint Mobile App.
The SharePoint Server 2019 Preview is available to download here.
For the full announcement by Bill Baer please click here
SharePoint Online Admin Centre
Microsoft is introducing a new look Admin Centre for SharePoint in Office 365 and it is likely you can ‘Try the preview’ from the current SharePoint admin centre.
View Reports – As shown on the image, you can now see the number of files and specific types of activity over the past 30 days and the number of total active sites each day for the past 30 days.
View Message center posts – Shows announcements and changes just related to SharePoint to help you focus on just SharePoint.
Service health – like the message centre, this just shows incidents relating to SharePoint.
For the full article please click here
SharePoint Online Site Usage Data
As a SharePoint Online site owner, you can view information that shows you how users are interacting with your site. For example, you can see the number of people who have visited the site, how many times people have visited the site, and a list of files that have received the most views.
To view usage data for your site, click the settings gear and then click Site usage. You can also click Site contents in the left-hand menu and then click Site usage in the top navigation bar.
On the site usage page you will see:
Unique viewers (as image), Site visits, Most unique viewers, Most viewed and Shared externally.
There are some limitations to be aware of so for the full article please click here
- Posted by Ian Loman
- On 30th July 2018
- 0 Comments