SharePoint users everywhere are buzzing about the update Microsoft is expected roll out in 2019. But, according to Microsoft Office GM Jared Spataro, a preview will arrive as early as mid-2018.
Here’s a taste of the improvements we expect for SharePoint 2019:
Security and compliance
To ensure SharePoint data remains safe in the age of widespread hacking, Microsoft is including more capabilities for compliance and data residency for both OneDrive and SharePoint Online. This service, which is called Multi-Geo Capabilities in Office 365, is currently in a private preview stage. Multi-Geo Capabilities allows organizations to choose where their data is stored by regional location.
Improved admin center and migration tools
SharePoint 2019 will also boast a redesigned admin center. This feature will be an early release component available to testers in early 2018. The new admin center provides users with both SharePoint and OneDrive notifications. It also has a recycling bin that can recover sites that were deleted and provides better controls for sharing and policy compliance.
The SharePoint migration tool does just what it sounds like—it helps moves content from the Server sites to SharePoint Online or OneDrive. This service has already rolled out as a preview.
In the first half of 2018, hub sites will be available to SharePoint Online users. Hub sites is an interface that combines all of a user’s related sites to simplify searching.
Additionally, hub sites are used to share information because they allow for users to “tell a story and share work across the organization.”
Before SharePoint 2019 releases, Microsoft will roll out Personalized Search – likely before the end of the year. Personalized search will be a faster search that will include everything across the enterprise platform and will be available through the Windows Taskbar.
We don’t know about you but we’re excited to see what else Microsoft has in store for SharePoint 2019!