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Web Part Updates Coming with Hub Sites

Microsoft has started the release of the awaited feature of 'Hub' sites that was introduced last year. Hub sites will allow you to connect related Site Collections to allow easier discovery and collaboration. Along with these features, there are also changes to modern web parts coming as well.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

Cloud Hybrid Search

Cloud Hybrid Search in SharePoint Server 2013/2016 and Office 365 allows a unified search experience of content from SharePoint online and on-premises sites. This is an important search feature to allow users to easy find their information without having to know if the site is on-premises or in the cloud.

Hozafa Motiwala by Hozafa Motiwala

Two big changes coming to SharePoint in 2018

2017 has come to an end and just like a season finale to a good TV series on Netflix, Microsoft has left us ready for more. There was a whirlwind of changes and enhancements to SharePoint, OneDrive, and the overall collaboration space in Office 365 in the past 12 months. The amount of new things in 2017 was staggering but Microsoft left off with some exciting things coming early in 2018. In this post, I picked 3 of the biggest changes coming to SharePoint Online in Q1/Q2 of 2018.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

An easy way to access your OneDrive for Business site

OneDrive for Business provides anywhere access to all of your files across Office 365. There is a handy tip I learned for accessing your OneDrive for Business site that I wanted to pass along.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

Slow Sites and Subsites A Tale of Better UX and Loading Left Navigation Nuances

In the realm of UX we can use certain studies in Psychology that show us how we react to interfaces that cause an abrupt awareness of time.  The hemispheres of our brain pass off activity to our Reptilian or Instinctive Brain which immediately becomes distracted by other environmental factors and before we know it, we’ve brood a negative experience.

Damon Sanchez by Damon Sanchez

SharePoint, OneDrive, and Office 365 Collaboration Announcements from Ignite 2017

I will be keeping track of all of the announcements that I can keep up with around SharePoint, OneDrive, and the Office 365 collaboration space at Microsoft Ignite next week using Sway. Since I am using Sway you will be seeing my updates live as I type and publish them.  That means this will be an evergreen Sway and hopefully a 1 stop shop for anyone looking to catch up on all the great news coming out of Ignite. 

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

OneDrive & SharePoint are Better Together

OneDrive & SharePoint are at the center of the productivity story in Office 365. These are the primary locations for your content. When working with Office 365, your overall collaboration story is better when working with both of them together.

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

4 New Features to Know About in OneDrive

OneDrive for Business is an integral part of Office 365 and provides anywhere access and sharing for all of your files. The enhancements to OneDrive are occuring at a very quick pace and here are a few of the ones that you should know about. 

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

First look at Communication Sites in SharePoint Online

Communication Sites in SharePoint Online are now rolling out to a tenant near you. This is one of the larger releases from the SharePoint team recently and has been a point of focus since the Virtual Summit earlier this year. 

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

The Evolving World of SharePoint

Anyone who has been working with SharePoint for more than a short period of time has seen the product has go through many ups and downs. Right now I believe SharePoint is evolving to the modern age and the future looks incredibly bright. 

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung