Take your intranet with you to stay connected and informed about content, news, sites and people while on the go – for those in-between moments. Neither you or your business stands still, thus the SharePoint mobile journey continues – all to keep you informed and to promote work moving forward.
Today we’re pleased to announce a new, important update for the SharePoint mobile apps (iOS & Android:( notifications – available now in their respective app stores. SharePoint is tightly integrated across the overall productivity experience – a pervasive content service – especially while you’re on the go. And it is important be alerted to timely, relevant information when you’re away from your desk.
Many of the announcements and demos we shared at Microsoft Ignite 2017, specific to SharePoint mobile capabilities, were released during Ignite. Let’s dive into the details of what’s new and recently released for the SharePoint mobile apps …
Receive notifications when news articles are published
When an important, relevant news article is posted by someone in your close sphere of work – derived from the intelligence of the Microsoft Graph – or posted to a site you are active in, you will receive a notification on your mobile device ‘from SharePoint’ within your device’s notification tray. When you click on a notification, you are taken directly into the SharePoint mobile app to view the news article and all its data-rich, interactive content.
News article notifications appear in your device notification tray (Android on the left, iOS on the right)
Don’t go hunting for the good news, good news will find you.
The new SharePoint Me tab is all about you! The Me tab within the SharePoint mobile apps delivers a single place to catch up on important things going on around you – one place to find recent files, lists, pages, and news posts. You can easily pick up where you left off, and using the Save for later gesture - save news, pages, and files for later.
The Me tab shows recent and saved content, plus access to your own profile (iOS on the left, Android on the right)
Save for later
Save for later gets you back to the SharePoint content you care about! Throughout the app, save news, pages and files to easily get back to them through the Me tab – within the Saved list. And when you’re finished, simply Remove from saved and get on with your day.
From the ellipses of each item, choose Save for later, and then see all within the Saved list within your Me tab.
News and page commenting
It’s often best to leave a comment or feedback right within the context of the article you’re reading. Now, you can comment on news and other modern pages. You can leave a new comment, or reply to another person’s comment to continue the dialog and keep the engagement going.
Provide feedback and ask questions in context using comments on news articles and pages.
Create news and edit (Android)
Add your own news stories right from your Android device. Simply click + Add from the News section on a team site, type a title, add body text and format it. You can also add image(s) and embed documents. And then click Publish. You and your peers will see the story appear across the news service as a recent story – on SharePoint home in Office 365, within the personalized News tab of the SharePoint apps, and on the team site itself. That’s news reach – ensuring you have an effective, automated megaphone to amplify your news.
Create, edit and publish news, now from your Android device.
SharePoint Server 2013 and 2016 on-premises support (Android)
You will be able to log into your on-premises SharePoint Server environment from within the SharePoint mobile app for Android - giving you access to all your sites within your firewall, and if you are leveraging SharePoint Online, the app will provide access to all your sites from both on-premises and online in Office 365. Access SharePoint Server 2013 and 2016 with support for FBA and NTLM.
The SharePoint app supports logging in to SharePoint Online, SharePoint Server on-premises, and hybrid configurations.
We’re committed to keeping you productive while you’re on the go, to give you the best access and interaction with important, critical people from the power of your intranet in your pocket. And we are always open to feedback via UserVoice and continued dialog in the SharePoint community within the Microsoft Tech Community —plus we always an eye on tweets to @SharePoint if you want to social’ize with us. Let us know.
—Mark Kashman, senior product manager for the SharePoint team