SharePoint 2014: Transforming Your Work

SharePoint 2014: Transforming Your Work

Transforming work is a key theme at the conference and they spent time developing it.. The little things add up. By small means great things come to pass.
SharePoint 2014: Transforming Your WorkFour trends that change the way people get things done.

  1. Cloud
  2. Social
  3. Mobile
  4. Big Data

Microsoft has four core beliefs

  1. Future of work is about working
    1. Same types of consumer experience should be in the workplace
    2. All of this must be based on openness and transparency
    3. Believe in personalized and proactive insights
    4. Power of open development platform and robust ecosystem
    5. The future of work is only possible when people are empowered to do their work anywhere and on any device

Jeff Teper leads SharePoint, Exchange, and Office 365

Transformation of office

Want to transform the user experience and how people work every day in the job.   The cloud is the key because MSFT can deliver more value to the end user.  Since the last conference, they have delivered more than 75 new features.  That’s more than one a week on Office 365.   Phase 1 of Office 365 was about hosting the products. Today, it’s about transforming the experiences across the suite.  Yammer in all the products for example.

New User Experiences

  • Social Workplace
  • Personalized Insights
    • The Office Graph
    • Oslo hero experience
    • Next generation portals
      • More out of the box
      • More intelligent and engaging
      • Available anywhere
      • Julia White demoed
      • Yammer will be  part of office 365
        • Yammer has groups
        • Groups go across Office 365
        • Inbox now has the Yammer groups
          • Part of Outlook
          • Changed the normal inbox look
          • Reply is like a normal feed and conversation
  • Every group has a calendar
    • Integrated into Outlook
      • Select and add to personal calendar
  • Groups are open and discoverable by default
    • See members of a group in Outlook
    • Able to see a person and all his or her groups
    • Much more integrated across the ecosystem
  • Groups will have a “site”
    • Integration of Yammer and SharePoint
    • The conversation or feed is always in context.
      • View a document and see the context
      • See it in a site, in Yammer, in Outlook
      • Oslo app
        • Good looking layout of info that matters most to you
        • Content, people, etc.
        • Tells you why it’s in your list.
          • Modified by you, trending, etc.
  • Looks great on a mobile device
  • Oslo includes pre-defined searches
    • Presented by me
    • Presented to me
    • Modified by me
    • Viewed by me
    • Shared by me
    • Key is that Oslo knows everything happening in Yammer, Outlook, SharePoint etc. It can be smart about it.
  • Supports natural language search
    • When selecting a person, you get two views of someone
      • Org structure
      • The network
        • Working with
        • Who both work with
        • Can see info trending around someone
          • In a secure format of course
          • Office 365 video portal
            • Powered by Azure media service
            • Can see popular, trending, etc.
            • Closes the gap with video. Host, stream, etc.
            • Conversation or feed is in context with the video
            • Mobile
              • Show one drive for business
                • See all the content
  • Easy to use the native app to interact with a doc and share
  • Mobile browser works.  Julia showed Safari browser
  • Power BI
    • Start in Excel with lots of data but not much insight
    • Push the data to the Power BI portal
    • Power BI does a natural language search and simplifies  it
      • “What is the average national income”
      • It picks the visualization
      • This is cool
      • Search allows you to combine data points and even re-pivots the data
  • Excel will have a new power map capability
    • 3d
    • Push data to the visualization
    • Showed internet performance in a histograph and then a heat map.   Heat map was better
    • Can use power map to create a video for presentations

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Michael Porter

Mike Porter leads the Strategic Advisors team for Perficient. He has more than 21 years of experience helping organizations with technology and digital transformation, specifically around solving business problems related to CRM and data.

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