Demo: New Microsoft Outlook Features With SharePoint 2016

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Microsoft’s newest version of SharePoint, set to come out in 2016, bolsters productivity in its Office 365 offerings, particularly in Outlook.

The new SharePoint is designed to enable end users to upload documents that live on a desktop to the cloud automatically through an Outlook email. An email sent to another Outlook user with the ’attachment’ also gives automatic customized permissions to the recipient.

’It’s going to open up from OneDrive for Business, which enables a whole bunch of different scenarios around real-time co-authoring, obviously the single source of ’truth,’ since we’re both working on the same document,’ said Mark Kashman, senior product manager at Microsoft, who gave a live demonstration of the solution.

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’The other thing in email is the new concept around Groups,’ said Kashman.

Groups acts as an active directory construct, whereby group members can share documents, including images, from OneDrive for Business.

’I could also create a document in the Groups conversation,’ Kashman said.