The recent SharePoint summit 2019 was very dense. It encompassed announcements on nearly all aspects of Microsoft 365 and Office 365 umbrellas. However, the main focus of the summit was SharePoint Online and improvements for Office 365 subscribers. Let’s take a look at what happened at the SharePoint Virtual Summit 2019.
Microsoft aims to add support on Azure Stack for running SharePoint Server 2019 or SharePoint Server 2016. It would be Microsoft’s Azure “datacenter in a box”. So, it’ll be possible for SharePoint Server 2019 users to use Azure SQL Database Managed Instance. With this, businesses opting for Microsoft Cloud will be able to move applications to the cloud while making use of a compatible Database Solution
The hype of SharePoint Spaces is ignited since it is a technology with a rich user experience with mixed reality, a way of constructing 3-D SharePoint Online sites. After its announcement in last year’s SharePoint conference, many companies headed to gain access to the limited preview. This looks promising and more information on SharePoint Spaces is expected at the Microsoft Ignite event, this year in November. This was also mentioned in the SharePoint summit 2019 that was of interest to CSPs running cloud businesses.
SharePoint home sites are new landing pages for Employees. These are built on top of Communication Sites and used for a broader communication across the organization. In a home site, the official news
Security and Compliance
So, the latest announcement goes that there are multi-geo capabilities in order to make sure the data is properly residing with all the needed requirements. These capabilities are now shared with SharePoint and Office 365 Groups. There are many other Management related upgrades announced, like the SharePoint Migration tool has a SharePoint Server 2013 site migration capability* SharePoint migration capability), SharePoint Admin Center having the ability to display modern and classic SharePoint management views and also getting the capability to rename the URLs used for SharePoint sites. For Microsoft 365 Compliance portal, there is a new capability where Organizations are able to set document retention periods and a classifier capability which utilizes machine learning techniques to distinguish between content for filtration. The announcements were made public in this year’s SharePoint summit 2019.
There were many other announcements in the SharePoint summit 2019 regarding Yammer, OneDrive for Business, Developer Perks, Microsoft Search and Microsoft Stream.
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