Microsoft has rolled out the latest features for
SharePoint, including the
SharePoint Migration Tool, after a preview was made available back in September 2017.
SharePoint Migration Tool includes the feature of allowing local SharePoint content, including document libraries within datacenters, to be moved to the company’s
OneDrive Office 365, or to
SharePoint Online. Migrations of both small and large scale are supported by the tool. The feature has now been made generally available, which indicates it can be applied in production environments.
Furthermore, a newly improved
SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool has also been revealed. This serves as a command-line tool used for identifying potential hiccups when companies switch to SharePoint Online from either SharePoint Server 2010 or SharePoint Server 2013. The current version of the SharePoint Server will automatically be detected by the new migration assessment tool. Also, external lists and custom permission levels can be tracked using the new features. In addition, all
SharePoint users in an organisation are listed out and grouped according to whether the users “were able to be mapped to Azure Active Directory identities”.
Microsoft also announced that it will soon introduce the
“default to cloud” feature to users who are on the SharePoint Server 2016, although the software giant did not give an indication of exactly when. Via this feature, users will be directed away from their own local Newsfeed or OneDrive and instead ushered towards Microsoft’s
Office 365 OneDrive. This will be made available to all users who have gone through the October 2017 cumulative update, or any higher versions.
Furthermore, the First Release of the new
SharePoint Admin Center, which shows SharePoint and OneDrive notifications, active sites, file activity, and information regarding service health, was also released in January 2018. Additionally, Microsoft added a
Recycle Bin for the recovery of sites that have previously been deleted.
SharePoint Online will also be released to
Office 365 users in a preview format, with a series of additional features not available through its predecessors. This preview will be made available to “targeted” companies as a priority. One of the new features is to allow the setting up of custom site designs by IT experts. These sites encompass Communication Sites and SharePoint Online Team Sites. Users will also enjoy certain improvements when editing images and creating pages.
Microsoft has been able to meet expectations and fulfil the many promises made during
Ignite 2017. The interesting new tools and features are bound to improve the user experience of Microsoft’s top and best-selling services such as
Office 365. With the constant updates and improvements to some of Microsoft’s best-selling software, the company’s IT tools are known to provide a variety of benefits and plenty of support to countless corporations globally, including the Fortune 500 companies.
Organisations and businesses are encouraged to get in touch with
WM Reply today to receive the latest information regarding how Microsoft SharePoint could be applied as a strong collaboration platform in your business.