Microsoft announces several new SharePoint capabilities across Office 365


11, 2018

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Microsoft today announced several new SharePoint pages and news capabilities across Office 365. Microsoft has now added the ability to create news from SharePoint home in Office 365. Users can just click Create news button in Office 365 SharePoint home page and choose where they want to publish the news. Once they select the site, they will be taken to the news authoring canvas for that site.

Once users publish the news on SharePoint, they can share it on Microsoft Teams and other places to reach more people. Microsoft today announced that the SharePoint tab inside Teams can be used to add important pages, news articles and lists as individual tabs in a Microsoft Teams’ channel. Once they are added, users can interact with the content including sorting and views for lists, filtering reports within a Power BI web part, and an embedded video from Microsoft Stream.

Users can now publish all their team news into Microsoft Teams discussions automatically using the new News Connector. Users can now create and send informative email news digests.

From the full list of news articles on your site, select specific news items, add people or groups on the To: line, add a simple message for context, and click Send. The email will arrive in their inbox with clean previews (image and text) with deep links to the full news articles in SharePoint.

Microsoft is also making it easier to track the usage of SharePoint pages. Users can now measure the impact and engagement of their pages and news articles at the bottom of each SharePoint page or news article.

Learn more about these updates here.

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