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Microsoft Unveils the SharePoint Server 2019 and other Coming Enhancements

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Microsoft Unveils the SharePoint Server 2019 and other Coming Enhancements

02/14/2018 SharePoint consulting firms have expertise in the business platform of Microsoft. With business organizations wanting to connect with staff in a simplified way, SharePoint consulting services are always in demand. An expert organization has experience in creating intranet/extranet portals as well as public facing websites that help companies to enhance sharing, collaboration and of course document management.

SharePoint is a platform that is designed by Microsoft to bring companies together as well as to collaborate better. It’s designed as a content management portal wherein organizations can use it for communication and for information sharing without hassle. With small and medium businesses having working professionals at remote locations, the SharePoint platform has become a necessity for easy organization collaboration. Through the years, Microsoft has been highly successful, since its 2006 release. They claim to have sold 36.5 million licenses within the first five years of the release, up to 201. The flawless integration of SharePoint with Office 360 propelled it to be used in about 70 percent of all Fortune 500 organizations all throughout the world.


The SharePoint 2019 preview, among other new servers, is expected to come by mid-2018. Microsoft has created an entirely revamped SharePoint Admin Center. The new home page of the Admin Center showcases SharePoint and OneDrive notifications. Furthermore, it shows file activity patterns, active sites as well as service health info. There is also a Recycle Bin to recover deleted websites. Include as well are sharing controls and device policy controls for conditional access, compliance and leakage of data. SharePoint experts and business organizations that integrate it into their businesses are excited about the new features as well as the enhancements that the 2019 release will have.



A new SharePoint Migration Tool was also announced. It is designed to move content, like file shares and document libraries from SharePoint Server websites located at the data centers of organizations to the cloud-based SharePoint Online service of Microso9ft or the OneDrive Office 365 service. The SharePoint Migration Tool purportedly could handle both small and big migrations. Microsoft plans adding more fine-grained control to the tool in the future for file, website and tenant-level moves.


Microsoft added ‘data compliance and residency’ capabilities for OneDrive, SharePoint Online, called the ‘Multi-Geo Capabilities in Office 365’. Companies get to select the regional location for data storage, and storing the search index. The Multi-Geo Capabilities are at present the private preview stage, with signup links that are located in the Microsoft announcement.


Hub Sites is a new portal addition to users of SharePoint Online. It would arrive for first-release testers during the first half of 2018. It is a new interface for users that allows them to bring together related websites to roll up activity and news, simplify search and make cohesion with shared navigation, as well as look-and-feel. A Hub Site is used to associate Communication and Team Sites. Just one Hub Site could be associated with Team Sites and Communication Sites, though. Microsoft considers Hub Sites as being used primarily for knowledge sharing. In contrast, a Communication Site is used primarily to tell a story, share the work and showcase a product across the organization. Hub Sites are not necessarily replacements for Publishing Sites, especially if companies use customized extensions and Web Parts.


When Microsoft first announced SharePoint Online and Office 365, a lot of companies started to think about moving to the cloud and Microsoft marketing encouraged them to continue to think in this direction. Very rapidly, Microsoft and companies discovered that a move to the cloud is everything but easy, particularly for big companies. This is when hybrid environments came to focus as they seem an exciting intermediate step for companies on their way to the cloud. Organizations that run a hybrid environment often are facing issues with user acceptance, usability, administration and maintenance.


While users could still expect InfoPath to c connect to SharePoint 2019, hopefully, PowerApps have some good enhancements. Developers already are using PowerApps to develop good looking mobile applications. The 2019 release could bring PowerApps to create custom forms for SharePoint lists as well as libraries. Not only could users anticipate some enhancements to libraries and lists too. Perhaps there would be infinite scrolling, customizable columns and more.


For a long time, Microsoft has not focused on the SharePoint UI. Nevertheless, with the introduction of libraries and lists with modern looks, Microsoft started to focus on modern, fresh looks. This is particularly true when it introduced communication websites and hub sites awhile back. Hopefully, SharePoint 2019 would continue to boost on these design aspects. Already, Microsoft is putting a lot of effort to communication sites, communication hub and attractive new design. SharePoint 2019 could get stunning and modern looks to all its traditional pages. Expect Microsoft to do something great on the design aspects for the anticipated 2019 release.

Microsoft SharePoint Consultants already are anticipating and looking forward to mid-2018 to a preview of SharePoint 2019. Hopefully, Microsoft keeps businesses, SharePoint experts excited with the upcoming features and improvements in the much anticipated new release of the SharePoint platform. This is considered the next big release and on the way. The SharePoint platform is designed to enable basic non-tech people to administrate, to update and change it, thus expect SharePoint 2019 to be full of improvements as well as new features.

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