SharePoint Top Features

SharePoint’s Top Features

From a Senior Sharepoint Engineer’s perspective


SharePoint consultants can help businesses to optimize SharePoint to suit the needs of a business. One of the ways they do this is by taking advantage of the many amazing features SharePoint has to offer.

While SharePoint has been around for a number of years, new updates are released all of the time, most recently having been updated to SharePoint 2016. We are going to take a look at some of the best SharePoint features that help your business to improve its performance when working alongside a leading SharePoint designer or consultant.

Data Protection

There is only one place to begin, and this is with data protection. After all, it seems that a day does not go by without news of a data breach at present. With SharePoint, you can utilize the search function while implementing custom policy rules with the help of your SharePoint specialist. This means that you can easily crawl through your content and locate items that violate policy rules. Speaking of searching, the Cloud Search Service is another new feature.

Document Management

SharePoint allows companies to keep an organised document structure. You can organize documents in site collections, sites, and libraries. You don’t have to sort these out yourself, you can even retort to metadata to structure your files.

In SharePoint 2016 updates, the action bar above the document list was made more intuitive. The ‘Ribbon’ functionality was removed and transformed into a simpler nav bar, without overflowing the user with options, like it’s predecessor. You can now also download multiple documents at once; make files read-only or share them through a link; pin documents and much more in the same digital platform.

Cloud Search Service

Cloud Search Service enables end users to search across both On-Premises and the Cloud easily, without needing to know where the content is coming from in the results. Prior to this, SharePoint users would have seen two blocks of results, making the experience more complicated.

List View

SharePoint consultants in the UK are also helping their clients to make the most of changes that have been made to the List View Threshold. There are a number of new features that have provided a better experience for businesses when it comes to large lists.

Not only does this include the increased effective threshold, but there have also been query engine improvements and the implementation of list view auto-indexing.


Durable Links

Durable Links is another new exciting feature, providing link integrity management for documents stored within Office Online Server and SharePoint. This has been designed to preserve the integrity and user access of documents even when they are moved or renamed.

This merely scratches the surface of the exciting and beneficial new features that were implemented with the latest SharePoint update. This highlights why it is so important to use the services of a SharePoint consultant if you are to make the most of this platform. A company like Dolphin Networks UK Ltd will always stay in the know, enabling their clients to make best use of any new improvements that come along. To find out more about our consultant SharePoint service you can send an email to, or give us a call on +44 (0) 203 695 2848.

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