SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop: December 2023
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SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop: December 2023

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December 2023 SharePoint Updates: Enhancements and Retirements

The December update for SharePoint presents a range of feature rollouts, including the SharePoint eSignature service, and new ways to make Stream videos interactive. Additionally, Viva Engage now offers a Community creation API, and the OneDrive app for Teams has been improved. Microsoft 365 also introduced a Backup service in public preview, while the company announced the planned retirement of Delve Web.

  • SharePoint eSignature: Users can now request eSignatures from within SharePoint document libraries for PDFs without having the documents leave the secure Microsoft environment.
  • Stream's Interactive Features: Stream now allows integration with Microsoft Forms to add interactive quizzes, surveys, and polls within videos.
  • Viva Engage API: The Community creation API within Viva Engage is available on Microsoft Graph Beta, enabling programmatic community creation.
  • OneDrive for Teams: Unlock the new OneDrive experience within Microsoft Teams for a consistent file management experience across both platforms.
  • Microsoft 365 Backup: A new service armoring OneDrive, SharePoint, and Exchange Online against data loss from major data disasters or user errors.

Additionally, SharePoint Embedded is now in public preview, offering API-only pattern to build content apps within Microsoft 365, set to go live mid-2024. Microsoft Loop also migrates to, keeping all data within company trust boundaries. Finally, Delve Web has been set for retirement on December 16, 2024, as its functionalities are taken over by other Microsoft 365 services.

Summary of SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop: December 2023 Blog Post

Welcome to the SharePoint Roadmap Pitstop: December 2023, where we explore recent updates and look ahead at upcoming features. Following the festive period, it's time to wrap up the previous year's accomplishments and set our sights on what 2024 has in store.

Key highlights from December include SharePoint eSignature, a new Microsoft Loop domain, and a range of updates to Microsoft 365 services. We also bid farewell to SharePoint's Delve Web, set to retire in December 2024.

The blog post provides insights into several features that have either rolled out or are set to debut shortly, all focused on inform and engage through dynamic employee experiences. The editorial illustrates how SharePoint continues to serve as a robust platform within Microsoft 365 for teamwork and collaboration.

  • SharePoint eSignature, enabling electronic signatures directly within SharePoint for internal and external recipients without leaving Microsoft's secure boundaries.
  • Stream updates that let you add surveys, quizzes, polls, and annotations to videos, enhancing interactivity and engagement.
  • Viva Engage Community creation API on Microsoft Graph Beta.
  • OneDrive app for Microsoft Teams, which allows you to experience OneDrive's file management capabilities within Teams.
  • 'Open in app' feature in OneDrive, facilitating easy editing of files in their native desktop apps.
  • Microsoft 365 Backup (Public Preview) offering a unified solution to recover data from catastrophic events.
  • SharePoint Embedded (Public Preview), a new offering for building custom content apps.
  • The transition of Microsoft Loop app to the new domain.
  • The retirement of Delve Web and suggestions for alternative modern experiences.
  • Teasers and highlights for upcoming roadmap items and features anticipated in CY24-Q1.

The blog also reflects on the top five tech integrations from SharePoint and related technologies in 2023. Readers are given a preview of features to expect in the first quarter of 2024, including co-authoring for SharePoint pages and news, and the integration of Viva Goals in Profile Cards.

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