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SharePoint Roadmap

Hi, ya’ll! Welcome to another episode of Dux Quax once we recap all of the goodness that Microsoft introduced in 2016 and expect to what’s developing the SharePoint roadmap in 2017.

We’re very excited to create you more exclusive interviews from Microsoft HQ in Redmond! Within this episode, we meet up with Adam Harmetz, Group Program Manager for that SharePoint Team at Microsoft and discuss what went down in 2016 and what’s next around the SharePoint roadmap.

Browse the full interview below:

Make sure to continue the conversation with Adam and that i by tweeting #DuxQuax at @meetdux or @AdamHarmetz or by commenting on the blog below!

  • We’ve cellular devices in most three platforms now, which is among the huge things we’re really happy we accomplished this season.
  • The SharePoint community’s given a lot of feedback so we couldn’t did it without one.

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  • With building software and also the cloud, it’s  about having the ability to listen  quickly and react rapidly.

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  • This season reinforced the concept that our responsibility isn’t just to construct great software and make great encounters, however help customers adopt it, listen, and make certain most of us have the signals returning so that you can do something upon feedback.

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  • Sataya’s bigger mission that’s helped us concentrate on monthly active users, retaining users or being able to make use of the data to come to light to possess a good idea of methods good of the job we’re doing. And it is really helped and extremely influenced the program we build, in addition to the way we consider it.
  • When Sataya requested Shaun Teper  to return to the SharePoint Team, I believe which was a great statement of methods important Sataya sees SharePoint in content collaboration included in Office 365 and, clearly, Office 365 may be the growth engine for the organization. I’m sure he sees content collaboration essential to 365 and 365 is important towards the development of the organization so it’s been great to possess his support.

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  • 2016 was definitely among the busiest years…busier for SharePoint and personally, in my career too.
  • “2016 was great. Please, Adam, don’t head off to the shiny, new object in 2017. There’s still lots of try to do.” So the number 1 factor is the fact that we’re likely to finish what we should began. I believe we’ve got some awesome stuff we are able to build from and there’s still lots of feedback.

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  • Publishing was the main one area where we made some steps but didn’t get so far as we anticipated in 2016. And, so, in 2017 we’ll keep investment on the 3 but you want to obtain the level line equal across all individuals so you’ll most likely see an outsized purchase of publishing and creating portals in which a couple of individuals are broadcasting to many.

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  • For those who have feedback concerning the product, sharepoint.uservoice.com is a superb spot to give that. I’d also just obtain a file tenant Office 365 or log in your Office 365 tenant in which you generally have first run encounters for several the brand new UX and thus that’s an effective way of approaching speed too.

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Dux Raymond Sy: Hey, everyone. Thanks for visiting another episode of “Dux Quax” once we do 2016 year in review. Very excited…I’m within campus…Microsoft HQ…the mother ship with use is Adam. Adam, why do you not introduce yourself and tell everyone that which you do at Microsoft.

Adam Harmetz: Sure. I’m Adam Harmetz. I’ve been with the organization 11 many I run the consumer experience and development platform team for SharePoint Engineering. And So I work with Shaun Teper, the founder and father of SharePoint and also the VP of SharePoint and OneDrive, at this time and usually considering how we’re refreshing and rebooting SharePoint in the consumer experience along with the available platform perspective.

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Image: Adam Harmetz, Group Program Manager for that SharePoint Team, Microsoft

Dux Raymond Sy: Awesome. I gotta let you know, Adam…2016…year of SharePoint. SharePoint’s back…SharePoint’s awesome again. You’ve seen it from, you realize, the May fourth, “May the 4th be around you,” announcement to Ignite…SharePoint’s all around the place…trended on Twitter…I mean, I can’t request something more being, you realize, SharePoint’s so near and dear in my experience. So, for you personally, do you know the highlights this season?

Adam Harmetz: Yeah, well, thanks, first. It’s been a very awesome year especially in order to…it’s been this kind of recognition so that you can take something knowing people…millions of individuals use every single day and consider how you can refresh it, how you can, you realize, bring existing customers along, how you can ensure that it stays relevant. We’ve cellular devices in most three platforms now, which is among the huge things we…we’re really happy we accomplished this season.

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Image: SharePoint Mobile Consumer Experience via Microsoft Blog

And merely seeing the city, really react to a few of the work that we’ve done…we couldn’t did it without that. The community’s given a lot of feedback and, really, with building software and also the cloud…it’s a great deal about, kind of, having the ability to listen really rapidly and react really rapidly. We did move many of our UX to a different platform where we’re able to do that…where we’re able to update our UX within the cloud, study from might it’s…compared towards the old way where we’d 3 years, we kind of [inaudible 00:02:41], attempted to have it right, did some beta…this just feels so different.

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Image: SharePoint modern Consumer Experience via Microsoft Blog

And, then, also having the ability to bridge to on-prem too where we simply announced yesterday…at least publish this recording, that [SharePoint] Feature Pack 1 brings a number of that UX to on-prem. We’ll convey more later on Feature Packs which, kind of, really seamless comfort since i talk to customers about this bridge strategy contributing to wherever they will use SharePoint, that there is a story. So it’s another huge highlight for all of us.

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Image: New OneDrive Consumer Experience in SharePoint Feature Pack 1 via Microsoft Blog

Dux Raymond Sy: Well, I am talking about, you hit on a few points, right? The very first point is only the pace…it’s exciting, it’s various and it isn’t awaiting 3 years. And it is certainly one of those…big vary from, clearly, a residential area perspective and, I know, a person perspective too. So talking about customers, what’s their take? What’s their feedback? Could they be overwhelmed? “Wow, this really is a lot stuff coming” or what’s the overall sentiment and feedback from customers?

Adam Harmetz: Yeah, I am talking about, you realize, I believe we’ve definitely…obviously there is a large subscriber base and also you get a lot of reactions there. I think…I think, generally speaking, we’ve attempted to create customers along. We’ve attempted to complete new UX on the top of existing data, in the event that is sensible. Therefore the doc lib experience is refreshed. It’s not necessary to begin new. There is not a brand new name. There is not a brand new concept if you are acquainted with what SharePoint is. I believe that’s helped a great deal.

You realize, so far as the task of my team, it truly has shifted much more to helping customers with the change…doing change management, which, you realize, we’ve had some learning and so i think whenever we first folded out doc libs we wanted to regulate our messaging and show people things were not far off. Which would be a really humbling lesson for all of us but additionally just reinforced to how our responsibility isn’t just to construct great software and make great encounters however help customers adopt it and listen and make certain most of us have individuals signals returning so that you can take…to do something on there.

Dux Raymond Sy: Absolutely. And it is clear…your team…Microsoft makes lots of great investment around adoption. I am talking about, simply with FastTrack center alone. All of the sources there not just, you realize, intending to how you can get…move towards the cloud inside a hybrid atmosphere but all of the sources around how you can message this, how you can train people…I think individuals are extremely, very valuable. In talking with customers Sometimes with, they discovered that very helpful simply because they may take that, tweak it for their world, plus they don’t need to bother about beginning over and learning so much from the encounters of some other clients too.

Adam Harmetz: Yeah, no, absolutely, and i believe there’s more work we are able to and really should do and can but, certainly, FastTrack is a great source of folks. You realize, a lot of assistance with perform tuning too delivered this season and…Yeah, we actually do focus on…I think Sataya’s bigger mission that’s helped us concentrate on monthly active users and retaining users or being able to make use of the data to surface…to genuinely have a good idea of methods good of the job we’re doing. And i believe it’s really helped. It’s really influenced the program we build and just how we consider it and, you realize, really positive stuff.

Dux Raymond Sy: I am talking about, having a massive organization, just how much visibility, I suppose, does Sataya have, with regards to the team itself, how SharePoint’s doing and just how SharePoint’s evolving?

Adam Harmetz: Yeah, well…Jeff…when Sataya grew to become Chief executive officer, Shaun left for a few many years to run the process team for Sataya so…and they, you know…that’s helped a great deal that he’s come during the role, you realize, and Sataya requested him personally to return and i believe which was a great statement of methods important Sataya sees SharePoint in content collaboration included in Office 365 and, clearly, Office 365 may be the growth engine for the organization. So, you realize, we’ve were built with a couple reviews in the last year, you realize, before we launched into the refresher SharePoint we, you realize, met with him and the SLT to make sure that was right and incredibly lately, before Ignite…the Friday before Ignite, as though we weren’t…have enough to complete, we really given to him and the SLT about what…how far we’ve come in the last year. 

Dux Raymond Sy: That’s great.

Adam Harmetz: And, so, yeah, and I’m sure he sees content collaboration essential to 365 and 365 is important towards the development of the organization so it’s been great to possess his support. 

Dux Raymond Sy: Seems like it’s an active 2016 to date, huh?

Adam Harmetz: Yes, certainly among the busy years…busier for SharePoint as well as for me personally…for my career too.

Dux Raymond Sy: 2017…what’s coming ahead…any big stuff that customers and partners and SharePoint enthusiasts can expect to?

Adam Harmetz: Yeah, well, you realize, I recieve lots of feedback that’s…from customers and partners that stated, “2016 was great. Please, Adam, don’t head off to the shiny, new object in 2017. There’s still lots of try to do.” And, so, the main factor is the fact that we’re likely to finish what we should began. I believe we’ve got some awesome stuff we are able to build off of…there’s still lots of feedback.

Individuals have used UserVoice and provided us with several things we could improve and, so, typically, should you consider the modern intelligent internet that people spoken about of team size publishing biz apps, like, there…there is going to be, hopefully, couple of new conceptual models and merely extending on which we’ve already completed with the SharePoint framework and also the new, modern UX. I’m sure, should you consider the story arc for SharePoint, I believe we made an outsized purchase of team sites in 2016 and i believe using the use PowerApps and Flow and SharePoint together, we’d a…great year for business apps and we’ll continue that.

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Image: Homepage of https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/ 

And, then, publishing was the main one area where we made some steps but didn’t get so far as, maybe, we anticipated in 2016. And, so, I believe 2017…we’ll keep investment on the 3 but you want to obtain the level line equal across all individuals so you’ll most likely see an outsized purchase of publishing and creating…and creating portals in which a couple of individuals are broadcasting to many. And, I believe, that’ll be considered a theme once we complete the…modern UX of SharePoint. You realize, once more, I do not think people notice as a…something SharePoint’s doing completely new scenario-wise but we’re getting it to some mobile world and we’re infusing it with intelligence and supplying a…hopefully, a refreshed and modern feel and look into it.

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Image: Mobile integrated User Knowledge about SharePoint via Microsoft Blog

Dux Raymond Sy: And, then, each one of these advance workloads, too, right? So, for instance, you pointed out PowerApps and Flow, where it isn’t just specific to SharePoint…other technologies leverage that a lot in the household of Microsoft Cloud technologies. You realize, yesterday the entire provisioning where Groups is created…I think individuals connections and interactions using the whole stack constitutes a great value product and, in the finish during the day, helps get my task finished simpler, faster, sooner and, right?

Adam Harmetz: Yeah, absolutely, I am talking about, SharePoint’s always were built with a role to be an effective way of aggregating a lot of encounters together, you realize, whether there is a website or around the cell phone, having the ability to embed an electrical BI report and launch a Flow from the document library. It’s an effective way of obtaining, maybe, a few of the emerging technologies from Microsoft in addition to getting it altogether in one location.

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And i believe 365 enables us to get it done, Groups, particularly, inside a decently, loosely coupled way, right? There’s no…SharePoint is a superb method for developing a website but, you know…probably, kind of, possess a snippet of the conversation preview after which visit Outlook to determine the entire conversation if it is an Outlook conversation. I believe that’s a…that’s a great strategy also it appears to become resonating very well.

Dux Raymond Sy: Yes, absolutely. And, again, just working and speaking with customers, again, the interest rate and also the options just open another chance let’s focus on innovation in the business level…now business level, right?

Adam Harmetz: Yeah, that’s what we’re wishing for. We’re eagerly collecting as numerous situation studies and types of the current UX as possible and gaining knowledge from that.

Dux Raymond Sy: So, if people are interested to understand more about a few of these technologies and situation studies and employ cases, what’s a good option that people go and look for?

Adam Harmetz: Yeah, well, assume for those who have feedback concerning the product…sharepoint.uservoice.com is a superb spot to give that. You realize, I’d say just obtain a file tenant Office 365 or log in your Office 365 tenant in which you generally have first run encounters for several the brand new UX and thus that’s an effective way of approaching speed too. You pointed out FastTrack…there’s a lot of great training offered by there too. And individuals are, you realize, great sources.

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Dux Raymond Sy: As well as in the tech community…the Microsoft tech community is really a phenomenal place where one can communicate with, you realize, the world virtually, and interact in great conversations and tales and employ cases.

Adam Harmetz: Yeah, we monitor might react to the questions that people see based on that a lot. So, yeah, certainly individuals are wonderful sources.

Dux Raymond Sy: Awesome, Now, Adam, it has been great. Appreciate your time and effort before I allow you to go, I gotta inquire an issue.

Adam Harmetz: Sure.

Dux Raymond Sy: If you are at SharePoint with…no, let me…let me rewind this. If you are a Microsoft product, apart from SharePoint…you can’t be biased…what will you be and why?

Adam Harmetz: Sure. Good question. You realize, I must choose PowerApps and Flow. One thing about PowerApps and Flow…and I understand you stated I couldn’t choose SharePoint, but PowerApps and Flow help remind me from the beginning of SharePoint. I believe SharePoint’s always had this role. And a primary reason I’ve been focusing on the merchandise for 11 years could it be helps somebody as well as their team be considered a hero…using technology to become a hero since it enables these to, you realize, without code, so that you can automate some processes or surprise other team people about how exactly technology can really help solve an issue. And never a surface level problem, not at all something they are doing every single day, however ,, like, exactly what a power user [crosstalk] technology which help others and…

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Image: Creating a PowerApp from the modern SharePoint list via Microsoft Blog.

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Image: Set up a brand new Flow from SharePoint via Microsoft Blog.

Dux Raymond Sy: Absolutely…without counting on IT or heavy [crosstalk], yeah.

Adam Harmetz: Yeah, yeah…what we’re doing with PowerApps and Flow and, obviously, connecting to SharePoint therefore it really jogs my memory from the early success of SharePoint and just what got this type of fan base and community and…together and thus that’ll be my choice.

Dux Raymond Sy: Absolutely. So, here’s an idea…marketing idea. Maybe we’ve, like, a…these cape swag, like, cape swag giveaways that say “PowerApps” or something like that.

Adam Harmetz: Yeah, there we go.

Dux Raymond Sy: However I think the Home windows team has already been doing something of that nature.

Adam Harmetz: Yes.

Dux Raymond Sy: Okay. Awesome. Adam, many thanks. I thank you for time. And, folks, many thanks for watching…until the following episode. Thanks. Goodbye.

Adam Harmetz: Thanks.