The Best Features for Mobile Users in Microsoft SharePoint 2016  

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Microsoft SharePoint 2016 has some interesting features that mobile users should definitely check out. These new features will be a welcome addition to the existing features that most of us already love. For users who prefer to customize sharepoint as per their needs, SharePoint customization becomes easier and more interesting with the new version. Here are some of them:

Better reporting analytics

Enterprise mobile users have come to love SharePoint’s enhanced reporting analytics. These reporting analytics are meant to offer the management team deeper insights into how users are accessing and using information that resides on the SharePoint sites they own. The information regarding mobile users that the enhanced reporting analytics will make available includes:

  • The activities they are involved in
  • The number of new people/organizations that are adopting SharePoint
  • SharePoint mobile users’ strong scenarios and those that don’t work

Armed with this information, business leaders can course correct in a way that would best serve the mobile users in their system. You should watch this trend carefully into 2017.

Responsive Browser Experience

Microsoft’s decision to add HTML5 has made it possible for mobile users to work using a device that has a responsive browser experience. This feature is a key development for every mobile user using SharePoint 2016 now and in the future.

Better governance

Mobile users have been interested in seeing improvements done to SharePoint governance. They want to an administrator to be able to limit access to certain SharePoint resources via the various mobile devices that people use at the workplace. Therefore, these users welcome with open arms the news that SharePoint 2016 would enable these functions. Adding various restrictions to users on mobile can also help enhance your enterprise security.

Improved integration of SharePoint Partners

The SharePoint platform today seamlessly integrates with the Microsoft partners’ ecosystem. With SharePoint having become an established leader in the intranet software space, the main growth areas have shifted from the platform to its partners. Programs like Choose Your Own Device (CYOD), enterprise mobility and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) represent the expected innovative points going forward.

The idea is to create an ecosystem that will support many different operating systems and mobile devices. The applications that will be used in SharePoint should be focused on fulfilling the needs of the consumer.

Microsoft is taking a hybrid approach to implementing SharePoint. This is in order to service all mobile users that are outside and inside the firewall. This approach also provides the company with the challenge it needs to be innovative in its attempt to deliver more features and improved functionality in the SharePoint platform.

As Microsoft looks into the future, is there something you would want considered for those SharePoint users on mobile? Add your thoughts and tell us what you are looking forward to seeing in the next version of Microsoft SharePoint.