Microsoft brings SharePoint to iOS

Microsoft announced this morning a launch of a new mobile app for SharePoint customers aimed during bringing a company’s SharePoint-powered intranet portal and a calm to users’ smartphones and tablets. The app is primarily accessible on iOS – definition it will work on iPhone and iPad – though it will arrive on both Android and Windows platforms before year end, Microsoft says.

The association pronounced final month that such an app was in a works when it minute a skeleton for a destiny of SharePoint. Used by over 200,000 organizations, SharePoint is mostly synonymous with a “intranet” – a inner portals businesses run behind a firewall where employees share news, files, combine on projects and more. However, what was lacking was a some-more modern, mobile-first proceed to creation SharePoint calm accessible to a business’s finish users no matter that device they’re using.

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With a new SharePoint app, Microsoft touts that it’s now putting a “intranet in your pocket.” That means users can entrance association news and announcements, people, sites, calm and some-more from their mobile device. The app works with possibly SharePoint Online in Office 365 or SharePoint Server 2013 or 2016 in on-premises or hybrid scenarios.

The app facilities a Sites add-on that lets we revisit a SharePoint sites we frequent, so we can see new activity, files, and entrance these files, lists, pages, and other calm on those destinations.

The app also works with other Microsoft mobile apps, a association notes. For example, when we click an Office request in a app, it will launch a analogous Office mobile app; and when we perspective a request library on a group site, you’ll be taken to a OneDrive mobile app for iOS.

A Links add-on lets we see a full list of sites and portals in your company, as curated by a SharePoint administrators, and a People add-on lets we crop by lists of colleagues as good as perspective their profiles.

Search is another pivotal feature, as it allows you to locate resources by keyword and filter formula by sites, files, and people, as good as “content recommendations” that are powered by Microsoft Graph, Microsoft’s appurtenance training technology.

Though accessible as open recover as against to a beta, Microsoft says it’s still usurpation feedback about a new app, that can be submitted by in-app Shake, UserVoice, and Twitter posts to @SharePoint and @Office365.