Provide feedback directly to Microsoft about Office 365

I have just discovered that you can give feedback about your experiences using Office 365 directly to Microsoft using their online feedback form (http://msft.it/o365feedback) thanks to a Tweet from Jennifer Mason.

The Office 365 Twitter account shortly replied with a useful link to provide feedback.

It is a great tip for those working with Office 365, SharePoint Online and Yammer etc who want to pass on feedback to Microsoft about their experiences using Office 365.

Command surface in SharePoint Online updated

This post is part of SP14 Keynote highlights series where I provide some highlights of the next version of SharePoint. These highlight are from the SP24 Conference Keynote that Bill Baer delivered.

Updated Command Surface in SharePoint Online

The Command Surface that is available at the top of List and Library pages is being update in SharePoint Online over the coming weeks. A message about this change has been availablr in the Office 365 Message Centre (MC4558) for some weeks now.

Command surface coming to SharePoint Online.
Command surface coming to SharePoint Online.

The change is intended to simplify access to common commands. The commands are now enlarged, include icons and there are additional commands to sync, edit, manage and share documents.

Close-up of the new command surface coming to SharePoint Online.
Close-up of the new command surface coming to SharePoint Online.

While this is not a new feature to SharePoint, it does demonstrate the continuos investment and development that is happening in Office 365 and SharePoint Online. Better still it is an further example that Microsoft are listening to customers – in this example, how commands were not easily accessible and hidden in the ellipsis menu.

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“Shared with Me” coming to SharePoint

This post is the first of my SP14 Keynote highlights series where I provide some highlights of the next version of SharePoint. These highlight are from the SP24 Conference Keynote that Bill Baer delivered.

“Shared with Me” coming to SharePoint

Something to lookout for in the next version of SharePoint (possibly SharePoint 2016 or Office16) or even soon is a summary of documents and folders that have been “Shared with Me”. It appears that the “Share with Me” page is already available in SharePoint Online however the summary of folders shared with you isn’t.

Folders Shared with me summary in the next version of SharePoint.
Folders Shared with me summary in the next version of SharePoint.

It’s pretty self explanatory but a list of documents or folders that have been shared with you will be displayed in your OneDrive for Business site.

List of items Shared with me in the next version of SharePoint.
List of items Shared with me in the next version of SharePoint.

I wonder if this might extend to include scenarios such as multiple environments or Office 365 sites, to create a true consolidated view of files that have been shared with you. I’m always searching my inbox to find emails from colleagues where they have shared files with me a one single place for this information would be well received.

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