What's new on the Office Roadmap - 2016-05-20 - SharePoint Saturday Stockholm Edition

Tags: Office 365

Happy Friday and welcome back to another Office Roadmap update. This time the day before the big SharePoint Saturday, here in beautiful Stockholm, where we all are going to indulge on the goodness that was announced a couple of weeks back at the SharePoint Futures event.

Lot of new stuff in the mobile space this time around.

Changes 2016-05-20

Launched

  • Windows Universal App: OneDrive UWP (Universal Windows App) are now launched and live (new)
  • User Activity Reports: Compliance center improvements for OneDrive/SharePoint on document views/edits/downloads etc (from in development)
  • Intelligent Discover for Android: Discover (Office Graph) view in the Android OneDrive app (new)
  • Mobile Access to SharePoint Online for iOS: Access your SharePoint files from the OneDrive app (new)
  • Office 365 Groups: easily add users from a distribution list to a group: this is cool, now you can add all members from a DL to an O365 Group instead of one user at a time (new)
  • Self-service NGSC setup and goove.exe takeover: Simplified setup for NGSC (Next Gen Sync Client). Finally. Goove.exe (giggles) (new)

Rolling out

  • Office 365 Groups: scripts to migrate Distribution Lists (DLs) to Groups: Some sweet scripts for migrating DL's to O365 Groups (new). Funny it's listed as rolling out, the script is there! What's missing.
  • Project Online - Developer Samples: Project Online goes Github: http://aka.ms/pppmapisamples (new)
  • Project Online - OData performance improvements: and when they have some sample code, they of course want it to perform (new)
  • SharePoint home in Office 365: the new SharePoint Home tile is being rolled out. Check /_layouts/SharePoint.aspx in your tenant. (from in development).
  • Office integration added back to NGSC: improved office integration in the NGSC (Next Gen Sync Client) (new)
  • Improved image attachment viewing in Outlook on the web: Always nice to see improvements to the web client, it's now way ahead of the desktop one, this time big thumbnails and side by side view (new)

In Development

  • Annotating and inking for Mac: Draw using your mouse on you Mac - cause you suck and don't have touch on that shiny thing (new)
  • Copy and move to SharePoint:
  • Intelligent Discovery for iOS: Discover (Office Graph) for the iOS OneDrive app (new)
  • Intelligent Discovery for Windows Phone: Discover (Office Graph) for the Windows Phone OneDrive app (new). Anybody want to buy a couple of Lumias, I have several as paper weights.
  • Mobile Access to SharePoint Online for Android: Access SharePoint files and not only OneDrive on your Android OD4B app. (new)
  • Mobile Access to SharePoint Online for Windows Phone: Access SharePoint files and not only OneDrive on your WP OD4B app (new)
  • Office 365 Groups: Exchange Admin Center (EAC) UI for migrating Distribution Lists (DLs) to Groups: Evolution of the migration scripts mentioned above. You will soon be able to migrate from DL's to Groups using a single button in the Exchange Admin Center. Nice! (new)
  • OneDrive for Business Shared folder Sync: this is a nice new feature. If someone shares a folder with you from their OneDrive you will be able to sync them (new)

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About Wictor...

Wictor Wilén is the Nordic Digital Workplace Lead working at Avanade. Wictor has achieved the Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) - SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) - SharePoint  and Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) - SharePoint 2010 certifications. He has also been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for seven consecutive years.

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