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SharePoint 2019 Preview

From Redmond Channel Partner:

A raft of improvements are coming to SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2019 in the next few months, according to Microsoft, which provided a detailed look at the changes during a session at its Ignite conference last week.

Jeff Teper, corporate vice president of Office, OneDrive and SharePoint, headlined the keynote talk, which included multiple demos conducted by various Microsoft executives. Teper outlined the overall goals of Microsoft’s SharePoint efforts as follows:

  • Engage employees with great intranet across the organization.
  • Have flexible teamwork solutions in place.
  • Empower people to work with files in a rich and collaborative way.

Quite a lot of the talk focused on coming collaboration improvements for end users, although IT pros got some management news, as well.

The big-ticket item from last May’s SharePoint North America event — namely, SharePoint Spaces, a mixed reality solution for SharePoint Online pages — got a brief mention during the keynote talk. Teper said that “we’re still working away on SharePoint Spaces,” but he didn’t elaborate on it…

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