As technology evolves at a fast pace, trends at workplace change. Unlike traditional workplaces, where employees did their 9 to 5 job under the supervision of their managers, modern workplace is a completely different approach.

Digital Workplace with SharePoint and OneDrive

Today organizations are spread across diverse geographical locations. Instead of working at one central geographical location, employees are working at various global locations and collaborating with team members at lightning speed. No matter where your workforce is stationed, technology has brought seamless connectivity amongst them. Physical boundaries are no longer a constraint. Employees can work in real-time, collaborate and communicate with each other in a very secure and effective manner.

Since there are so many team collaboration options that come with their own unique set of features, it is intriguing to understand which technology can best suit your organizational needs. It is paramount to understand how to utilize the best out of the latest technology and existing investments. Since a modern workplace fixates on connecting multiple participants at various locations, it is supreme to decide how to best utilize the latest technologies.



SharePoint and OneDrive connect the workplace with keenly intellective content management and intranets. Digital transformation is driving growth across Microsoft 365, SharePoint and OneDrive.  Today many organization are using SharePoint and OneDrive. Customers are showing great interest in SharePoint online. A huge investment is also noted in OneDrive since last year.

SharePoint and OneDrive make it effortless for you to collaborate. SharePoint has dependably been at the center of collaboration, people operating together on documents, lists, and libraries. With OneDrive, you can share your documents easily with individuals inside or outside the association in an exceptionally secure way. Its deep office integration powers rich co-authoring and allow real-time collaboration on these shared files with others. You can access all your office 365 files namely your personal work file, file shared with you by others, teams and your organization. The experience remains the same irrespective of the device you use whether it is a PC, Mac, Android device or iPhone or windows phone. With the all new simplified sharing experience, you can share a file or folder with specific people or even send a link that allows giving access to anyone inside or outside the organization. You can control access to a link for a specific period. It's additionally simple to view and adjust the granted permissions.

SharePoint has also come up with the communication sites which is a pleasing and dynamic site which lets you reach a broad audience to keep the organization informed and engaged. Communication sites look classy on the web, on a PC or Mac, on mobile browsers, and in the SharePoint app. While your team site lets you share within your group as you’re working, a communication site lets your group share broadly and communicate its message across the organization. News published on a communication site surfaces on SharePoint home in Office 365 and on SharePoint mobile to all users who have access to the site. These communication sites can be easily created in a few seconds and you can very well configure the default web parts on your sites page to tell your story. You can customize page layout with new multi-column sections and drag-and-drop authoring with a range of richly functional web parts, including an image gallery, interactive Bing maps, videos from a Microsoft Stream channel and a new events web part.

SharePoint 2019 is coming up with the all-new hub sites which will allow you to easily organize your intranet. These bring together associated sites to roll up news and activity, to simplify search and create cohesion with shared navigation and look-and-feel. SharePoint hub sites are very scalable, as these can be rearranged as your need changes.

Power apps in SharePoint provide a great ease in creating custom forms for SharePoint list and library. You can create interactive and pretty-looking forms without many efforts. This provides the ability to seamlessly integrate the process into your work.

New built-in approval flows let you send any document for approval with a custom message. The recipient can approve the request directly from a rich, actionable email message, so approval and feedback can be given without leaving your inbox.

SharePoint has a great search feature that leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence from Microsoft Graph API to surface more relevant and valuable result. The search content is included with your sites, files and news. Search can also be performed on people who belong to your organization. The result will include their skills, interest, projects etc. which are part of their office 365 profile.

Along these lines, SharePoint is ceaselessly progressing towards giving a rich and consistent user experience, satisfying the necessities of the current Digital workplace and furthermore working towards future prerequisites.

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