More Office 365 NextGen Portals are coming – What do we know?

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Visions of the Future

The current portals

During the SharePoint Conference in March 2014 Microsoft showed the world the first two NextGen Portals for Office 365: The Video Portal and the Office Delve Dashboard. In November 2014 these portals became available for Office 365 customers who activated the ‘First release’ option and currently both portals are being rolled out to most tenants.

One of the interesting things about these ‘NextGen’ Portals is that they aren’t fully build using the SharePoint building blocks we have known for years. The Video Portalis using a SharePoint Asset Library and an Access App under the hood (after the uploaded video is processed by Azure Media Services, as explained here). For presentation of video’s the Video portal is using a custom application, with no SharePoint GUI components. For Office Delve it’s the same, it using a custom interface without any SharePoint parts. For data gathering Delve uses…

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