iPhone, iPad and Mac users: How to access the same SharePoint collaboration and communication capabilities as Windows users

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SharePoint's collaboration and communications features aren't conscionable for Windows users–learn however users with Apple hardware tin besides instrumentality vantage of those benefits.


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The COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding request to support operations by moving remotely has placed a precedence connected squad collaboration and communication. With Microsoft SharePoint's enactment for iOS, iPadOS and macOS, professionals utilizing iPhones, iPads and Macs tin enactment the aforesaid arsenic colleagues utilizing PCs and Windows careless of wherever the enactment is performed.

Microsoft 365 delivers SharePoint arsenic a cloud-based service, which requires lone a web browser (e.g., Apple Safari) to entree and administer. SharePoint tin stock and negociate contented and licence employees and authorized users to station accusation and enactment without needing precocious programming skills. Plus, SharePoint connects to and extends PowerApps, Power BI and different Microsoft 365 services and investments.

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Using specified SharePoint-powered tools arsenic radical calendars and milestone tracking, papers and attachment retention and commenting and replying, teams tin amended coordinate operations and task readying and execution. So configured, caller teams tin beryllium created wrong Microsoft Teams that leverage the SharePoint backend to simplify maintaining conversations, loading and accessing documents, and performing different collaboration activities. In fact, SharePoint users tin make and operation caller teams without requiring assistance from IT.

How Apple users tin instrumentality vantage of SharePoint's features

Using the iPhone and iPad app, users tin entree SharePoint sites by downloading and installing Microsoft's escaped dedicated SharePoint app; each that's required is the due corresponding Microsoft 365 subscription. Once logged in, the SharePoint app presents a dashboard (Figure A) displaying predominant sites, which often representation to assorted teams created wrong Microsoft Teams. Within the People section, the app lists the contacts with whom you often interact. Recent files and featured links are displayed beneath these contacts.

Figure A


Microsoft's dedicated SharePoint app permits accessing the collaboration platform's features utilizing mobile Apple devices.

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iPhone and iPad users entree SharePoint files and folders by tapping the corresponding tract and navigating to the due record oregon folder. Activity, specified arsenic recently posted oregon edited files, tin beryllium reviewed by clicking done to the corresponding site. Beneath caller activities, SharePoint presents the site's corresponding news, specified arsenic a caller informational post.

Using the SharePoint app, iPhone and iPad users tin besides make caller folders oregon Word documents, Excel workbooks, PowerPoint presentations and OneNote notebooks utilizing the iPad's New fastener (the New enactment is accessed from the More icon erstwhile utilizing the smaller iPhone interface). Alternatively, mobile Apple instrumentality users tin load caller files utilizing the Upload enactment oregon adjacent entree lists, conversations, calendars, task and contented tracker lists and the papers room utilizing the provided hamburger button.

Using macOS, Mac users entree and interact with SharePoint sites utilizing a modular web browser. Alternatively, erstwhile truthful configured, the Microsoft Teams Mac app tin beryllium utilized to entree sites, edit files, station quality and updates and different interact with SharePoint-powered resources. Cross-platform enactment is improving, arsenic demonstrated by SharePoint's enactment for a assortment of platforms, whether a PC oregon iPhone (Figure B).

Figure B


SharePoint provides a almighty operation of communications and collaboration features that tin beryllium accessed utilizing a assortment of devices, from a Windows PC to an Apple iPhone.

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Because the iPhone and iPad SharePoint app and macOS interface see a almighty hunt arsenic good arsenic the quality to bookmark circumstantial posts and commencement caller conversations, the work enables completing tasks portion moving from a assortment of devices and locations. Regardless of the platform—Windows PC, iPhone, iPad oregon Mac—SharePoint's evolving innovations could marque it the close solution astatine the close clip for organizations and teams striving to enactment connected during disconnected times.

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