SharePoint 2016 to Unveil at May Microsoft Ignite Conference

The newest addition to the SharePoint family, SharePoint Server 2016, has been in development for some time, and a prototype will be unveiled at the May 2015 Microsoft Ignite Conference, according to recent reports.

Presenters at the conference will be using an “early version” of SharePoint 2016 in many of their exhibits. In the past, Microsoft has released beta versions of their products before using them at events, but this time the company decided to unveil the product at the conference with specific sessions related to what is new with the 2016 version as well as hybrid search training.

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Using InfoPath With SharePoint

Collaborating with SharePoint is easy, but sometimes the variety of programs you find that are compatible with this platform can be confusing. One such program is InfoPath, a customized XML viewer that Microsoft has stopped working on but will continue to support until 2023. However, even when InfoPath is dropped from Microsoft support, the code generated will still be usable, so it will pay to continue to use it for some time to come.

Creating Forms With InfoPath

As a good XLM viewer, one of the things that InfoPath does well is create forms. As a benefit to any company, creating your own forms stands out among the top 10 reasons to invest time in a program. Rather than spend many hours editing existing forms, possibly to find that you still do not have an idea form that works, you can create one in minutes with InfoPath. Once you have created the form, you can publish it in SharePoint so your entire organization can use it. You can also set up a series of validation and action rules to control how your forms behave when used by your employees.

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Collaborating via SharePoint

One of the best features of SharePoint is the program’s ability to allow users to collaborate in a variety of settings. With real-time chat, message-board capability and content sharing options, you can keep everyone in your organization on the same page.

SharePoint—Sharing Content Responsibly

One of the biggest problems that managers and owners of companies face is how to allow employees access to the information they need to do their jobs effectively without allowing them unlimited access to sensitive data. With SharePoint, those problems are solved. You can allow your employees to access content responsibly without the danger of them seeing proprietary or sensitive information that they may not be authorized to see.

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Integrate SharePoint and OneNote for Better Performance

When you host your OneNote notebooks on your SharePoint document library, you gain two important advantages: the ability to arrange and organize the notebooks in one location and the flexibility of controlling access to them.

How Can I Host My OneNote Notebooks on SharePoint?

It is usually best to give the responsibility for placing OneNote notebooks on SharePoint and controlling access to one person to avoid confusion. Once you have determined who will be responsible for this job that person can do several things with SharePoint:

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SharePoint Simplifies Online Storage Management

When OneDrive for Business upped user’s storage allotment to 1 TB and removed the quota management tab from the Online Administration Center, the experience of using SharePoint’s many features became easier. Now, a new storage model based on usage will make it even easier to manage storage availability across your team sites.

What The New Model Means For You

First, you will notice that you can reclaim much more SharePoint Online pooled storage capability with the new system. Reserved storage now applies only at the tenant level and does not tie up blocks of reserved storage; only actual use counts against your total.

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SharePoint Conference Available Online

The 2014 SharePoint Conference which was held March 3-6 in Las Vegas, Nevada, featured several important speakers as well as more than 230 breakout sessions for developers, IT professionals and others who were interested in finding out more about how SharePoint could help their businesses. Now, all of these sessions and speakers are being offered … Read More