I would like to talk about the new document library in SharePoint 2013. It has some great new features. You will notice immediately the new look and feel:
Do you see the new document link? Click at it:
Isn’t this cool? You are now able to create all the Office documents you use in business. I clicked at PowerPoint and named the file and the Office Web Apps do the rest of the magic:
By right clicking a my PowerPoint presentation the new callout function enables you to quickly take some decisions:
I love this new feature, how cool is it? You can see an preview of the presentation! I believe this used to be only available with FAST Search.
Asif pointed out that you are able to zoom in! This is pretty cool, just double click in the document. You have to right click to open a menu:
You can restore the preview to 100%. Nice! Thanks Asif 🙂
One of the new features of SharePoint is to quickly share content or sites. Let’s click atShare:
You can type the name of the user in the Invite people box and select Edit or Read permissions. I really love the new people picker! Just start typing and you will get a suggestion. Really cool! Use the callout to see that the document is now shared:
The fast sharing of documents is great but again the same old major downside appears: How can you easily see which documents are shared and with whom? You can’t and that is a shame. BUT!! I checked the new My Site and shows this:
So this is really useful! But for some reason this is not available outside the My Site. Come on Microsoft!
Drag and drop
There are rumors that you should be able to drag and drop documents from Explorer directly into the library. I did not get this to work so perhaps this only works with Office 2013?
I am using the Office 365 SharePoint Online preview for this article.