Microsoft SharePoint Report Feature Update

Posted by Sophina Dillard on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 0

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Microsoft has launched an update for Sharepoint, here’s what you need to know and how it’s affecting OneDrive.
The new update to the Microsoft SharePoint Application has a client-centered approach with updates that enhance the user experience. The team has modernized their framework to include the new trends within today’s digital industry. They have also given the public a glimpse of what they see for the future of OneDrive, Microsoft Graph, and SharePoint. But to better understand the update, let’s first get back to the basics.

Back to the Basics

Microsoft SharePoint is a web-based application that helps businesses store and manage their content in a way that enhances the collaborative experience. Multiple accounts can be working and editing a file at once, and the app shares the updates instantaneously so everyone has the most recent version of the document. SharePoint also makes a note of which users are active and what files they’re on at any given time. With a user-friendly interface and ease of access, it’s no wonder how popular the app has gotten over the years. According to, over 80% of fortune 500 companies use SharePoint in their offices and 38% of their users access it through Microsoft Office 365. To make the process even better, they have recently updated the software to provide users with the best experience yet.

Function of the New Microsoft SharePoint Application Framework
In this quickly developing digital world, Microsoft has continuously been an example of adaptation. They have once again set the standard with their new update on SharePoint and the changes they’ve made to create a stronger and more reliable framework for its users. The SharePoint team writes,

“We will let our partners, our customers and our independent developers leverage the latest JavaScript frameworks like React and Angular. This model provides dramatically better experiences, performance, mobile support and more while broadening our developer ecosystem from .NET and beyond.”

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Microsoft recognized the trends and habits of today’s users and is taking the right steps to evolve with them. Many people are using script injections and their new framework enables users to extend even further than .NET, because it is no longer .NET dependent. However, what makes their framework so special is the customization. The SharePoint team notes, “We’re enabling you to choose the framework that you want.” The new developments build off of the already existing strengths SharePoint has, including the arsenal of tools from Office 365 to create an approach that is more client based. The intention with the new design was to allow easier access in and among different “browsers, devices, and screen sizes.”

The framework also has a special focus on the end users. They will be able to interact with the Web Parts and Canvas by adding different features such as text. Another reason why they are becoming a priority is to allow insight into what end users within the organization are using within Office 365. 

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New Features and Benefits

Keeping in theme with a more client-based system, the Microsoft SharePoint application changed the structure of its pages. They have become technology independent and from the client side, the interface can be created by using JavaScript and a template framework. What’s more is the added ability of add-ins and webinars. An update on the report feature page will inform users of which accounts have been synchronized to different documents, page views, and other actions. This makes information easier to manage for managers and administration for large businesses.

OneDrive, Microsoft Graph, and SharePoint are all large players in the online world and the future goal is to align them all in a multi-platform community that will enhance the user experience across all channels. Something that includes all intricate aspects of each app but is simple. What the team hopes to accomplish is to create an interface where engineers, partners, customers, and developers will be able to innovate in one application that provides access to all the tools they need.

Recapturing the Update

1.    The new SharePoint framework is client based
2.    There’s a focus on end users
3.    A more modern approach to reporting and updating
4.    A vision of the future into a multi-platform community 

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