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Microsoft’s yearly developers and IT professionals conference, Microsoft Ignite, was held last week digitally across the globe from September 21-23, 2020. The three-day conference featured exciting announcements and new features on the Microsoft products you know and trust.

To stay up-to-date on the latest news, our teams attended to present you with the biggest news around collaboration, running the gamut from SharePoint Online to Teams, and a little more:

SharePoint Syntex

Probably the biggest news is the upcoming release of SharePoint Syntex coming out of Microsoft’s Project Cortex. This content management tool can extract important information from documents to allow all kinds of automation to occur.

Read more: Announcing SharePoint Syntex

Imaginet Recognized as Microsoft-Preferred to Deliver Content Services
Imaginet was selected by Microsoft as a Charter Member for Microsoft 365 Content Services. Charter Members are a select group of organizations recognized as “Microsoft-preferred” to deliver their Microsoft Content Services platform. Learn more here.

SharePoint Admin and Migration

Microsoft continues to improve the new SharePoint admin suite adding actionable insights and improved visibility on where and how sites are being created, and by whom.

Read more: SharePoint Admin and Migration Announcements at Ignite 2020

Security and Compliance in SharePoint and OneDrive

New external collaboration tools are being added to SharePoint and OneDrive, including automatic expiration of external access, which rolled out already this week, look for it in your Tenants soon.

Read more: What’s new in Security and Compliance in SharePoint and OneDrive

Workplace Communications and Employee Engagement Innovations

New innovations for workplace communications and employee engagement are coming. Not the least of which is the ability to put your high traffic Intranet SharePoint home page directly into Teams with the Home Site App. Also, new updates for News Feeds and soon to be added email digests will ensure communication gets out to those who should see it.

Read more: Innovations for workplace communications and employee engagement in Microsoft 365

Want to take advantage of these new features?

All this and much more was announced at this years Ignite, but you don’t have to worry about staying up-to-date on the latest technology and features—that’s what Imaginet is here for. As a 19-time Microsoft Gold Partner, our consultants are Microsoft Partner Network certified and are required to take Microsoft technical exams to stay current on the latest news.

We can perform an assessment of your current environment and provide suggestions on the ways to take advantage of all these new announcements. Reach out to schedule a free virtual consultation today!

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Jesse Dyck

Jesse Dyck has over 10 years experience as a SharePoint Solutions Consultant. He has delivered custom intranet and internet solutions for various clients both large and small across North America.

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