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Wrap-up and question time after Microsoft Ignite

With Microsoft’s Ignite fully wrapped up, there’s a lot of information from the SharePoint community about the biggest announcements. We're here to answer your questions.

Wrap-up and question time after Microsoft Ignite

We’re asking how do you take these new innovations and utilise them in your digital workplace in a way that will add practical value? In our webinar on the 6th October, we’re helping you answer that question as well as many others. In advance of that, here’s our quick-fire need to knows from Microsoft’s flagship conference:

SharePoint Online and Delve

  • One Drive – A significant update to the OneDrive browser experience, so that you can find, access, share and collaborate on all your files in Office 365
  • One Drive Sync Preview – for SharePoint Online document libraries and folders shared with you
  • Team news – This functionality is driven by Microsoft’s aim to create a mobile and intelligent intranet powered by SharePoint. ‘Modern pages’ can be created to share Team News to keep your teams in the know, which are featured at the top of your team site homepage
  • People Cards – This brings Delve-like experiences to Office 365 apps, with people cards expanding to reveal contact information, organizational relationships and documents when you hover over a person’s name or image within SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.
  • SharePoint Apps – New SharePoint apps have been released for Android and Windows 10 Mobile and a new News roll-up tab is available within the SharePoint app for iOS.

In our webinar, we’ll be answering:

  • How can you bring together these new technologies in a way that will be understandable to users and add value?
  • How does functionality such as Team News and the new SharePoint Apps compare with intranet platforms like Unily?
  • Your questions

Yammer/Office 365 Groups

  • Office 365 integrating with Yammer – Yammer now boosts team productivity even more by adding a SharePoint team site and document library, OneNote, Planner and Outlook calendar to every group in Yammer.

In our webinar, we’ll be answering:

  • Is this enough to help unify the somewhat fragmented collaboration options available within Office 365?
  • The rumours behind Yammer Enterprise being discontinued in 2017 – where do Microsoft see Yammer going?
  • Your questions

SharePoint Server 2016

  • Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016 – The new update for SharePoint 2016 is broken down into advancements for Admins, new user experiences and new hybrid capabilities:
    • Logging of administrative actions performed in Central Administration and with Windows PowerShell.
    • Enhancements to MinRole to support small environments.
    • A new OneDrive for Business user experience.
    • Custom tiles in the SharePoint app launcher.
    • Unified auditing across site collections on-premises and in Office 365.
    • Unified taxonomy across on-premises and Office 365.
    • OneDrive API 2.0.

In our webinar, we’ll be answering:

  • How these updates will support users of SharePoint 2016 or those planning to upgrade/migrate?
  • SharePoint 2016 adoption is being described as ‘slow’ – do you agree?
  • Your questions


  • Azure DNS general availability – Azure DNS enables you to host your DNS domains and manage your DNS records in Azure.
  • Public preview of Azure monitoring – Used to overview and manage monitoring tasks from a single User Interface, rather than from every resource.

Talk to us about our SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure expertise as you make your plans for 2017.

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Michael Draisey Head of Development

Michael is BrightStarr’s Head of Development, although in reality, he does a lot more than that! He is ultimately responsible for the delivery of solutions to clients but also functions as a Product Manager for Unily. Michael is excited about new technology and also has an internal role as a new technology evangelist, spreading the word about hot new software to his colleagues all over the world. Michael was part of the award winning Linklaters project team and has a particular knack for translating complex business requirements into neat technical solutions.

Michael plays 5 a side football and enjoys kung fu in his spare time and is a big fan of the outdoors!

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