Monday, January 4, 2016

OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client


Microsoft has revamped the OneDrive for Business sync client based on the bits from the OneDrive consumer version (because it actually worked).  It has been released for Windows and Mac OS X.
 
Instructions have also been supplied for Windows and Mac OS X.

OneDrive for Business and OneDrive consumer have been merged into one app for mobile including Windows, Android, and iOS.  These updated apps can be downloaded from the corresponding app stores.

New and improved features in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2

Microsoft has released a list of new features that are available in SharePoint 2016 Beta 2:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt346121(v=office.16).aspx

They have also released a list of features that are being or will be deprecated or removed in the production release:
https://technet.microsoft.com/EN-US/library/mt346112(v=office.16).aspx

Thursday, February 12, 2015

OneDrive for Business Mac sync client Preview


OneDrive for Business client for Mac is finally available as a preview!!

Download: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45519

It does require Mac OS 10.9.5 and above. The team released a video showing the first look at the new client.  http://blogs.office.com/2015/01/28/onedrive-business-comes-mac-ios-devices/

Encryption at Rest for OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online

According to this TechNet article, Microsoft has finally completed the rollout of Encryption at Rest for OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn905447(v=office.15).aspx

"Every step of this encryption uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) with 256-bit keys and is Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 compliant."

InfoPath Not Dead Yet!!



So it appears that InfoPath will be supported for the near future after multiple reports that it was being killed off.

"As part of the update shared around the Evolution of SharePoint and the next SharePoint Server on-premises release, we are also updating the timelines for removal of InfoPath Forms Services components of SharePoint and SharePoint Online. Specifically, InfoPath Forms Services will be included in the next on-premises release of SharePoint Server 2016, as well as being fully supported in Office 365 until further notice. Customers will be able to confidently migrate to SharePoint Server 2016 knowing that their InfoPath forms will continue to work in their on-premises environments, as well as in Office 365. 
The InfoPath 2013 application remains the last version to be released and will work with SharePoint Server 2016."

Source:  http://blogs.office.com/2014/01/31/update-on-infopath-and-sharepoint-forms/

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New SharePoint 2013 Interface on Android

I was performing testing of the new SharePoint 2013 HTML5/CSS3 interface and did a couple of screenshots on my Samsung Galaxy S3.  Looks great, nice and responsive.


I was even able to create a new Word Document on my phone and save it back to the site.

 
And on top of that, it was on Office 365 Preview!