Microsoft renamed its annual partner conference Microsoft Inspire this year, which was held last week in Washington DC. Here’s 10 key SharePoint takeaways from the event and a few tweets to further summarize the excitement.
- Jeff Teper takes over the @SharePoint Twitter handle and shares video responses, including plans for another version of SharePoint on premises (in case we forgot).
- Seth Patton welcomes the partners and shares the $16 billion partner opportunity in collaborative cloud apps.
- Satya announces Microsoft 365, positioning Office 365 and SharePoint as part of massive partner solution for small, medium, and large business to include Windows 10 clients. Holistic solutions from desktop to enterprise mobility, collaboration, and more.
- New end user SharePoint and Office 365 help centers https://support.office.com/en-us/sharepoint
- PowerApps now can be embedded in SharePoint libraries and calendars, and in Apps themselves
- New “Needs App” for determining SharePoint site requirements
- More OneDrive enhancements on the way, including ability to search for images like whiteboard, a receipt, a screen shot, a vector graphic, line drawing or even x-ray film
- Modern sites like Communities are shown off and released to Early Release customers. #SPShire Panel talks about creating the new Digital Hub experience in SharePoint Online with modern pages, communication sites.
- UI changes coming to the admin experience including Delete Site, and Change Group to Site Information Panel
- Many new Office 365 and SharePoint partner solutions launched at Microsoft Inspire – including Fpweb.net’s $5,000 Azure credit for SharePoint Azure!
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New Needs App for SharePoint for determining requirements.
Releasing this month (July 2017) is the ability to search for photos using the objects that are in them. When you upload an image into OneDrive, whether a snap of a whiteboard, a receipt, a screen shot, a vector graphic, line drawing or even x-ray film, OneDrive will automatically detect it, and make it available in search, without you having to do anything other than upload the image.