Your Intranet in Your Pocket: The SharePoint mobile app

Your Intranet in Your Pocket: The SharePoint mobile app

With the new SharePoint mobile app
were working to deliver your intranet in your pocket.
Today we'll look at how you can use the new SharePoint app
to access and stay connected to important content
sites, portals, and people
from your intranet, while you're on the go.
Today you can access many SharePoint experiences from a mobile browser.
But, we started this project
because we think we can make this easier
faster and also more powerful with a mobile app experience
The SharePoint app will be available for Windows, iOS, and Android this year
And, it will connect to your environment
whether using Office 365 in the cloud.
SharePoint 2013 or 2016 On-premises.
As well as with hybrid deployments
The mobile and intelligent intranet come together
across both collaborative team sites
and organizational portals in this app
bringing together the productivity of SharePoint Team Sites
the broadcast reach of Publishing sites and portals.
And, the mission criticality of your most important Business Applications.
Backed by the integration with Office 365 groups
the intelligence of the Office Graph
and the Security and Compliance you expect from Office 365.
These are our new front door applications for SharePoint.
They provide a gateway to get to experiences in SharePoint
and, I'm excited to walk you through them today.
Let's start by taking a look at the user experience of the SharePoint app.
We're going to be releasing our first version of this app in the coming weeks
and, I'm going to show you a first look at the experience on an iOS device.
I previously logged into my account
all I have to do now is launch the app.
We support a variety of authentication methods used by SharePoint
such as AAD, NTLM, FBA and others.
We will also have support for Mobile Device Management
and Mobile Application Management with Microsoft Intune
So, the app is secured for IT
and it's also easy for users right away.
When I launch the app
I land right in the heart of SharePoint
the sites experience.
The sites tab is where the app gets deeply personal.
Using the intelligence of the Office Graph
the SharePoint sites I use most often
are right here for me to access
without having to do anything to set them up.
If the site has a custom logo
as you'll see with several of these
we will show that.
Or, we'll generate the acronym that you see if there isn't a custom image
Also, I can quickly access the sites I'm following as well.
So, for sites I want to be able to keep track of
I use the Follow feature in SharePoint
to make certain they're readily available to me
from both the SharePoint app and the web.
Here at the top, I have the ability to search.
As I type, I get suggestions from search.
And, search is contextual to where I am in the application.
Since I started in Sites, the app present Sites first.
But, it's also easy to search across SharePoint.
So I can see files,
people, and other content.
I've been working in this Field Marketing Guide
Team Site with my colleagues a lot lately.
So its prioritized high at the top of my list
without having me to do anything.
First off, I have a view of the activity that's been going on in the site.
I see documents I've worked on
documents my colleagues have been working on
and even indicators of what's popular currently in the site.
I can bring up the menu here
to see the full navigation of the site that's been set up
and that gives me quick access to the resources of the site.
This also ensures that the navigation the site owner has set up
is readily available to all users.
In addition to the site navigation
I also have quick access to some of the native experiences we're delivering
such as, Recent and Popular files,
Lists, and Activity that I showed earlier.
If I go into recent files
I could see content I worked on
as well as what files are the most popular.
Going back
I can follow this site If I want to make certain it's always available to me.
I'll also be able to share the Site from here
if I want to make a colleague aware of it
Besides Sites, the next big section of the app is links.
This is where I access the key organizational links and portals
that my company want's to showcase.
Tenant admins can program links for their employees.
These links will show up both in the SharePoint mobile app
and also in the SharePoint home web experience.
This enables users to quickly get access
to their Office 365 Video Portal
Company or Divisional Portals
an HR site, cafeteria menus
or other important organizational resources.
Here I can see the responsive web experience for the Office 365 video portal as an example
If I go back, you can see other portals that have been set up for me.
If I open up the Contoso Web Portal
You can also see an example of a responsive portal that has been set up for this customer.
Next up is the People tab.
Here I can get access to information about people in my organization.
With the power of the Office Graph, I see a refined list of people who I work closely with.
I can open up contact information to see organizational details, and what content a person is working on.
In Settings, there are two things I want to highlight.
First off, we have support for using multiple user accounts with the app.
This allows me to have both an Office 365 account
and also an On-Premises
or another Office 365 account
that I can use with the app.
One last thing I want to show is Shake for Feedback.
With this turned on anywhere in the app you can shake it
and, it will ask you to either report a problem
or suggestion an idea.
We're looking forward to having you use this
to tell us how we can make the experience better.
Alright, let's take a look at what we're doing
to make a great web experience for SharePoint's home
as part of Office 365.
Just like with the SharePoint mobile app
the new SharePoint home web experience
enables you to easily get to
find and discover
the places and information you need to be productive.
We also want to make it easy
to navigate across the entire intranet of an organization.
Online, On-premises, and everything in between.
Today, many Office 365 users
use the Sites page
to access SharePoint sites and resources.
It's one of the most clicked tiles in the Office 365 app launcher.
We're modernizing this experience
and transforming it into a true home for SharePoint.
What was the site's page
will soon be the SharePoint home.
And, it's your on ramp to the Sites, Portals, and Content
you use in SharePoint.
Let's take a look at the new experience.
SharePoint home displays the sites and portals you're most active in.
Along with company-wide links promoted by your organizations
and suggested sites that are personal for you.
These are the same sites
I showed in the mobile app as well.
We're using intelligence from the Office Graph
to give users there important sites, groups, video channels, and blogs
front and center.
And, to provide activity information
to see what's going on in each.
The content is personalized to me
and helps me efficiently decide where to work.
I can click into any of these cards to open a document
or to go to the site.
Again, this is the same set of sites and portals that I saw on my SharePoint app.
The user interface is a clean modern design
that's easy to use
and is consistent across the web and mobile app.
And, the SharePoint home web experience is responsive
for devices big and small.
You'll see I can quickly get to the sites I'm following
as well as recent sites I've used.
So, it's easy for me to keep track of
and navigate to the projects and places I've been working.
I can follow a site
and it shows immediately in the left hand list.
I can also create a new site from here.
Up top, you'll see I have a new search experience
that provides suggestions as I type.
We will also have a modern search results page
as part of the experience.
One last thing at the bottom here, you'll see a feedback link.
You can click on it to give us feedback
or to make a suggestion.
We hope you'll use that
and we're looking forward to getting your thoughts.
That was a quick tour of the new SharePoint home web experience
in SharePoint mobile app.
The SharePoint home web experience
is rolling out to first release customers very soon
and we'll be expanding beyond first release over the coming weeks.
The mobile apps are going to be rolling out
to the iOS, Windows, and Android stores
as each platform is ready to go.
Keep checking the Office blog and tell us what you think.
We're super excited about the app
and the new web experience
and looking forward to getting your feedback.
So, remember to shake your device
and click on the feedback link in the web
to tell us what you thing.
Thanks for watching
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