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The SharePoint App

1 November 2016

The SharePoint App for android and IOS devices was announced a few months ago. Now, the initial version has been launched to Google Play and Apple Store. The app is free and can be downloaded in less than a minute (as I can testify from personal experience). Downloaders are then requested to enter their email address and password. That's it, you're done (assuming the process is possible according to the organization's data security policy).

At this point the app is exclusively designated for and supported by SharePoint. According to its adds, the app will also be available to SharePoint 2013 / 2016 on premise in the future.

What does the app actually offer?

The SharePoint app allows workers to continue working online when not near a computer. It enables access to crew websites, organizational portal, resources (documents), as well as search for content and officiaries throughout the organizational network (all via the organizational interant). The app also features (according to its ads) customized displays and a synchronized approach to the OneDrive app and Office Online 365.

The images (courtesy of the Google Play app page) for illustration:

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