7 SharePoint Articles You Should Check Out

Are you all caught up on the latest SharePoint news? I found some great articles online this past month, and I am happy to share them with you, and save you some browsing time. Find out what “Intranet in a Box” can offer SharePoint users, learn about Microsoft’s SharePoint development educational series, and more.


1. What’s really new in SharePoint 2016?

“The SharePoint community has reacted with enthusiasm to Microsoft’s roadmap for SharePoint 2016, even though much of it is familiar to anyone who’s been using SharePoint for a while. It’s so confusingly familiar, in fact, that you may find yourself asking whether that wasn’t what SharePoint already did or wondering what else SharePoint was trying to do…”


2. Getting more from SharePoint Part 1 Using “intranet in a box” preconfigured offerings to get more from SharePoint, Office 365, Delve, Planner, OneDrive, Video and Power BI

“A common refrain from SharePoint users is “I can’t find anything.” There are ways to mitigate that problem, but usability and architecture experts have to face the facts of typical business circumstances—often, the “correct” approach to SharePoint deployments is not something the business wants to invest in…”


3. Microsoft kicks off SharePoint development educational series

“Software development isn’t easy, even if you’ve been at it for a long time. The team behind SharePoint knows that app developers aren’t perfect, and with that in mind, they’ve decided to put out a series of tutorial blogs aimed at assisting SharePoint developers in the coding and deployment of their apps. While they’re still working on a few of the tutorials, the majority of them are complete and ready for developers to dig into.”


4. What SharePoint’s Intranet in Your Pocket Means for You

“During “The Future of SharePoint” event Microsoft held earlier this month, Corporate Vice President for OneDrive and SharePoint, Jeff Teper unveiled a very exciting concept — an “intranet in your pocket” — with the announcement of a SharePoint mobile app.

Why did this announcement excite the SharePoint community so much?”


5. Microsoft overhauls SharePoint to compete with Slack in the mobile era

“Microsoft faces increasing competition from rivals like Dropbox, Slack, and Box, but the company is responding with improvements to its own SharePoint software today. SharePoint has been used by businesses for 15 years to organize documents, build intranet sites, and manage content. While it’s used by 190 million users, it hasn’t fully adapted to the mobile era. Microsoft is overhauling SharePoint today, and introducing iOS, Android, and Windows 10 Mobile apps…”


6. 5 ways Microsoft has improved SharePoint security

“”Users will always find a way to get their job done. And if security gets in their way, they will find another, likely less secure, way to get their job done.”

Navjot Virk made that point during the launch of the latest version of SharePoint, Microsoft’s 15-year-old content management and collaboration platform. More than 200,000 organizations use SharePoint, which today reaches more than 190 million users.”


7. How to Create a SharePoint Custom List in 3 Easy Steps

“Human Beings love lists. Whether it is a list of your favorite movies or the best cat videos of 2009 putting things in list format makes our brains light up with delight. Building a SharePoint Custom List can be helpful for that reason and a number of more important ones.  In this article we will take a look at how you can put one together on your own in three simple steps. A list like this can be used in many different ways and includes many types of data from pictures to dates to calculations and more. It’s like the Buzz Lightyear of SharePoint, it goes “To infinity and beyond”.

These lists can be used as calendars, blogs, announcements or discussion boards and users can add content to them.”

Marissa Hart is the Lead Author & Editor ShareMe. ShareMe is a blog focused on SharePoint Online. SharePoint Online delivers the powerful features of SharePoint without the associated overhead of managing the infrastructure.