What’s new for SharePoint from Microsoft Ignite 2020

This year was like no other and due to the Pandemic Microsoft Ignite 2020 had to become an online event. Even though people were not together in New Orleans, new product announcements were made and a lot of them were about SharePoint. This article has a short resume of the goodies announced for SharePoint that will soon start to arrive to your tenant, have a look and plan ahead to receive the next batch of awesome features. SharePoint App bar Finding the sites, you use the most on SharePoint can be hard and without a proper structured navigation it is not intuitive. To avoid the use of browser bookmarks and to make the experience more intuitive SharePoint now has a new global navigation tailored to your own needs and preferences. The SharePoint App Bar is a consistent navigation that provides access to your most used sites, files and also organizational news. On top of these features the SharePoint App Bar is brandable with your company logo and includes a global navigation targeted to the right audience. The new global menu has support for 3 levels and is available from everywhere (everywhere means modern SharePoint only). For a full demo of the SharePoint App bar check out the following video. Branding Branding on SharePoint is a very special topic to me, I’ve started my career making SharePoint no look like SharePoint and I’m happy to see that 8 years after my beginning SharePoint is no longer the ugly content management system it used to be. In this Ignite there were new branding options announced to make your site stand out and to bring your corporate branding to your Intranet helping your employees feeling connected with the company. Branding on modern SharePoint is divided in 4 different components, and when combined they allow you to create your own identity for your intranet. Logos Navigation Theming Content Structure The header of your SharePoint site is the container for the site logo and site navigation, and it can also be customized with color and a background image. The new header on SharePoint will allow … Continue reading What’s new for SharePoint from Microsoft Ignite 2020