More than ever before is clear what organizations intent to do with a successful SharePoint implementation. In my experience lots of companies try achieve better collaboration and communication experiences for their users. We use team sites template to create share-spaces or workspaces for people to collaborate with content and information securely and inside the corporate network, in the other hand, we use publishing sites that allows a better and more sophisticated content authoring experience and publishing features that any communication related department can use for share company wide information accessible to everyone in the network.
As everybody know, Office 365 and SharePoint Online are evolving rapidly, innovation happens fast and get deliver so frequented now, instead of us waiting for a new version release of SharePoint every 3 years.
Today Microsoft started the release of Communication sites to Office 365 customers, so what does this mean?
Communication sites are a special type of site that already has a set feature to boost companywide communication, they already support events, news and other content responsive out of the box. So, no need to pay consultant any more to build beautiful and responsive intranet home pages with carousel web parts or content rollups on top of a publishing site.
Plan and use Communication site to:
- Make your home page and sub-pages look great
- Continue the discussion in context to ensure reach, retention and engagement
- Dynamically pull in and display data, documents and information via web part improvements
Instead of me repeating what is already publish by Microsoft, I leave you the link to the official announcement. After reading this announcement ask yourself. Do you need help planning and adapting your existing Office 365 customizations and publishing investments to this new model?