SharePoint Communication Sites

SharePoint has always been at the core of collaboration – people working together on files, lists, and libraries.  SharePoint Server 2019 and SharePoint Online embraces and provides a new generation of the mobile and intelligent intranet, allowing you to communicate to people throughout your organization with beautiful, dynamic, mobile-ready communication sites and pages that keep everyone informed and engaged.

Find out more information by watching this short video.

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Announcing Availability of SharePoint Server 2019 Preview

Microsoft has announced the availability of both SharePoint Server 2019 Preview and Project Server 2019 Preview.

Microsoft has been working hard to get this out to you and we know that you’ve been waiting patiently since we announced that it was coming.  This is a long post, but there is a lot of important information so if you want to jump in and install the preview I really encourage you to read it completely.

SharePoint Server 2019 represents a whole new generation of SharePoint.

SharePoint Server 2019 is built on the strong foundation of SharePoint Server 2016 – which continues to see great momentum in customer adoption.  We’ve been busy since its launch at Ignite 2016 drawing insights from your feedback and product telemetry to make this release even better.

We also spent a lot of time with customers to understand the future challenges and where the industry is going.

Since we’re building SharePoint Server 2019 to be the same core platform for SharePoint Online as we did with SharePoint Server 2016, it should be no surprise that you see similarities between the two.  For you, SharePoint Server 2019 unlocks new, modern experiences for users, that are both intuitive and familiar.  For IT Professionals, improved performance and scale with simplified management, and for Developers an opportunity to build for cloud or on-premises – SharePoint Server 2019 embodies what our customers demand and what we will deliver.  What we’re sharing today is just a fraction of what will be in SharePoint 2019!

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The Microsoft 365 Public Roadmap

Microsoft is excited to announce that they’re releasing a new version of the Office 365 Roadmap in mid-September.

How does this affect me?

In mid-September, the Office 365 Roadmap will become the Microsoft 365 Roadmap and will move to a new web location. In addition to retaining all the current information and functionality of the existing Office 365 Roadmap, the new site will include Microsoft 365 product features from Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility Suite, and Azure. We will have redirects in place so that the deep links in any existing Message Center posts will continue to function, and any bookmarks you have set to the Roadmap will continue to work. With the new Microsoft 365 Roadmap, you’ll be able to:
  • Utilize multiple new search filters such as “product,” “cloud instance,” and “platform”.
  • View additional information for the features on the Roadmap, including whether the feature is deploying in Targeted Release, preview, specialized cloud instances or worldwide. This information will be located on the feature card, or available via search in the Roadmap.
  • Leverage new RSS capabilities through a custom link on the Roadmap web page. Using the RSS features feed you can subscribe to be notified of real-time feature updates, and view the notification in Outlook, supported browsers or mobile readers. Power users can use various tools to automate the handling of RSS updates to integrate them into their own 3rd party services.
  • The existing Office 365 URL (https://products.office.com/business/office-365-roadmap) will be replaced with a new Microsoft 365 Roadmap URL. Please note that the existing Office 365 Roadmap URL will automatically redirect to the new page.
  • The “previously released” category will become the “launched” category. Launched features will remain in the “launched” category for six months after going live.

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

You don’t need to do anything to prepare for this change. Please click Additional Information to learn more.
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