Microsoft Ignite 2018: New SharePoint & OneDrive Features

SharePoint 2019

SharePoint Public Preview will be released in October 2018. The new on-premise version of SharePoint will support new Team Site, Communication Site, Team News, Modern search experience, and SharePoint Framework.

See also: SharePoint 2019 Preview.

Improvements

# and % characters in file and folder names are now supported.

Max URL length is 400 characters

Recover deleted content by other users from your recycle bin

No more IIS6 dependencies

Deprecated Features

  • Access Services 2010 & 2013
  • Aggregated Newsfeed
  • Custom help
  • InfoPath Client / InfoPath Services
  • Lists web service
  • Machine Translation service
  • PerformancePoint Services
  • SharePoint Designer
  • Site Mailbox
  • Site Manager

SharePoint Designer is deprecated

Removed Features

  • Automatic mode in incoming email
  • Code-based sandbox solutions
  • Digest authentication
  • Multi-tenancy
  • Silverlight rendering in PerformancePoint Services and Visio Services
  • SQL Reporting Services integrated mode
  • Power Pivot
  • Power View

From now your reporting must be based on Power BI.

Office 365 Multi-Geo

This feature allows you to span your content across multiple regions.

Office 365 Multi-Geo

Office 365 Multi-Geo

There are two types of location:

  • Central location - the location where your tenant was initialized;
  • Satellite location - one or more region (geo) on which your content spanned out

Exchange, OneDrive Multi-Geo GA is available now.
SharePoint Multi-Geo GA will be available in 2019 Q1.

Request Sign-Off

New out of the box workflow based on Microsoft Flow.

New request sign-off workflow is turned on by default and available on all document libraries and lists.

Request sign-off workflow

Request sign-off workflow

It's a manually triggered workflow. To start the flow user has to:

  • Select a single file or list item
  • Pick one or many approvers
  • Write a message

Request sign-off workflow

Request sign-off workflow

By today the request sign-off workflow is available only on targeted releases.

SharePoint Lists

Three awesome feature which will help you to organize your data.

Create List from Excel

A new experience that will be released at the end of 2018 allows us to create a new SharePoint list from the existing Excel file. The new wizard provides the functionality to choose a table from the Excel file, configure columns type and if you need - ignore some columns:

Create List from Excel

Create List from Excel

Create List from an existing list

This feature is similar to the previous one. But in this case, you can choose an existing list from your tenant which will be used as a template for a new list.

Create List from existing list

Create List from existing list

Location Column

A new type of column to pick a location. For the location, you are able to use a meeting room in your AD, street address, landmarks, and geo-coordinates.

You can use one of the location-related computed columns instead of full address:

  • City
  • Country/Region
  • State
  • Postal Code
  • Street
  • Name
  • Coordinates

These values will help you to filter or group your data.

Vitaly Zhukov

Vitaly Zhukov

SharePoint Architect, Developer, Technical Trainer, Microsoft MVP (Office Development). Above 15 years of total experience working with SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, Office 365, and Microsoft stack development.

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