Office 365 notification: Modern SharePoint Lists

After the new experience for document libraries, site contents and SharePoint sites the lists are next. Hereby the notification in the message center:

Updated Feature: Modern SharePoint Lists

We’re making some changes to lists in SharePoint. Modern lists offer many UI enhancements such as inline creation of custom views and columns; improved mobile support; PowerApps and Flow integration; and the information panel. We’ve replaced the Ribbon with a clean, responsive command bar. We’re going to start rolling out modern lists for First Release Users in early August, with First Release Tenants and Production rings following.

How does this affect me?

The modern list will be the default experience for all lists except as noted below. Some customizations are not yet supported in the modern experience, and if we detect such a customization we will automatically redirect users to the classic experience.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

Administrators may choose to disable the modern lists experience on a per list, per site, or tenant wide basis, using the same control previously offered for modern document libraries. If modern experiences are enabled, any SharePoint user will be able to preview the modern lists experience, regardless of First Release or Production rollout schedule, starting next week. Please watch the Message Center for specifics when preview becomes available. Please click Additional Information to learn more.

Office 365 notification: Content Type New Button Order supported in the SharePoint modern document library experience

A new update is available within the Office 365 admin center:

Content Type New Button Order supported in the SharePoint modern document library experience

We are enabling support for the Content Type New Button Order feature in the modern experience in SharePoint Online document libraries. This change will begin rolling out today, July 15th and is expected to complete by the end of the month. Previously, document libraries that had this feature configured would automatically revert to classic mode. This will no longer happen, and custom content type ordering will be reflected in the new menu in the modern document library UX. This may result in some users seeing the modern document library for the first time. There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Please click Additional Information to learn more.

Delve Analytics – A gimmick or real business value

When Microsoft announced Delve Analytics during Ignite 2015, I was really excited and couldn’t wait to start using the new service myself. Time passed and months later there was still no sign of Delve Analytics in our Office 365 tenant. It wasn’t until January 2016 before I saw a video on YouTube from Microsoft. I felt the excitement again and couldn’t wait to start trying it out. We had to wait until March 2016, after we activated the new Office 365 E5 subscription, before Delve Analytics showed up in our Sparked Office 365 tenant.

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Temporarily rolling back feature: New Alert email design for OneDrive for Business and SharePoint

Four days ago I posted an post about the new alert e-mail design. Today I noticed a rolling back message:

We are temporarily rolling back updates we made to alert emails, for OneDrive for Business and SharePoint. We’ll be implementing improvements to alert emails in the near future, based on the great feedback we received.

How does this affect me?

The previous alert emails will continue to be sent.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. We’ll be sending another communication when we roll out the new design. Please click Additional Information to learn more about this feature.

I am speaking at SEF Unity Connect

I am very excited to be speaking for the first time at SEF Unity Connect in beautiful Stockholm! I am lucky enough to have two sessions! Here they are:

How to Drive Business Value from the Video & People Portal

The Video & People Portal (Delve) have been released and running for a while now. It’s time to evaluate these NextGen Portals for their true business value. Are they living up to their potential? We are kicking off with the Video Portal and look closely at the use of the Portal for training & education purposes. Can you drive adoption with the Video Portal? Next up is the People Portal. Has finding people, and related content, really become easier? As always, you can expect a session from Dutch Microsoft MVP Jasper Oosterveld, were he gives it to you straight from the real world.

Tips & Tricks to Help Move Your Users Away from File Shares

SharePoint Online is a powerful platform with a rich set of document management features that your team can use out-of-the-box. You can use folders, custom metadata, managed metadata and document sets. The big question is: what to use when? It’s not always easy to answer this question. Microsoft MVP Jasper Oosterveld shares useful and insightful tips and tricks learned in the field to structure documents with the out-of-the-box document management features. If your organization is moving from traditional file shares where everyone stores documents in mapped drives and on local hard drives and you want your team to take advantage of much better document management features in SharePoint, you’ll learn about how to make that transition in this session.

I would love to see you at the event. Click here to register.

Adopting the modern SharePoint Online document libraries

During the SharePoint of the Future event a brand new look & feel, including many new features, for SharePoint Online document libraries were announced. You can read my two cents by clicking here. Although I always get very excited and thrilled by new SharePoint features from Redmond. After a couple days, I did realize the major impact on the business users who have been working with the classic document libraries for a long time. Adoption (I know, not a really sexy topic) is absolutely crucial in guaranteeing the success of the new document libraries. In my eyes this is influenced by the following:

– Corporate branding

– Current configuration scenario’s

– Ribbon

– New features

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