Upgrading to SharePoint 2019 and moving to a modern UI

Though SharePoint is highly configurable, not every business is in the habit of upgrading the environment.

Those using classic lists and pages may think the environment is familiar or provides more flexibility for customization. But what they are missing is nearly all of the work performed by the product team over the past 3 years.

KMWorld recently held a webinar with Joel Oleson, Microsoft MVP & RD director, Perficient, and Ingrid Camill, modern workplace practice manager, General Networks, who discussed the improvements in the latest SharePoint versions, both online and on-premise.

The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is a page and web part model that provides full support for clientside SharePoint dev

  • Write once deploy on prem or to the cloud.
  • Rich Development community
  • JavaScript Frameworks that you LOVE: React, Handlebars, Knockout, Angular, and more.
  • Open source client development tools such as node.js, npm, TypeScript, Yeoman, webpack, and gulp.
  • Supports SharePoint 2016 Feature Pack 2 and SharePoint 2019 & Microsoft Teams

SharePoint Server 2019 includes process automation and forms technologies like PowerApps and Flow to connect with on-premises data, Oleson said. These features need to be configured via gateway.

SharePoint 2019 offers updates to work with mobile apps and new responsive mobile UX and Office 365 improvements include mobile search, mobile official news, improvements, and modern search.

Office 365 and hybrid compliance offers data loss prevention file plans, retention labels, sensitivity labels, site classification, and other labeling, he explained.

It can be useful to migrate from SharePoint to Office 365, he said. Office 365 is always patched, always up to date, offers Microsoft managed services and infrastructure latest features including first release premium cloud only, services guaranteed, or paid SLA.

To revitalize SharePoint, companies should:

  • Re-engage users
  • Establish governance
  • Create vision and execute
  • Get expert help and advice

An archived on-demand replay of this webinar is available here.

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