Building the Modern Workplace With SharePoint Online & OneDrive


SharePoint and OneDrive, both included in Microsoft 365, facilitate effective document management and intranets in the workplace. As a result of digital transformation, Microsoft 365, OneDrive, and SharePoint are all experiencing rapid expansion. Today:

  • OneDrive and SharePoint in Office 365 are used by over 300,000 businesses, including 85% of the Fortune 500 Companies.
  • There are now more than 65% online SharePoint seats, compared to 35% for on-premises installations.
  • There was a 90% increase in users over the course of a single year.
  • Our customers are taking use of OneDrive, which has led to a 300% increase in file synchronization.


At Microsoft Ignite 2017, the firm unveiled new technologies that enhance your capacity for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and information dissemination. It also introduced new features for audience engagement, process transformation in the workplace, and resource mobilization. Alongside, Microsoft introduced new and better features for SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft 365 that let businesses better secure and manage their data and create their unique solutions. All these tools and features are a part of Microsoft’s motto of building modern workplaces. But before learning how to build a modern workplace, let’s look at some quick facts and information.

What Does Microsoft’s ‘Modern Workplace’ Consist Of?

Microsoft 365 is a set of cloud-based productivity tools and services that powers the Microsoft Modern Workplace. Microsoft 365 is also an integral part of today’s office infrastructure.

Microsoft’s Modern Workplace software helps employees feel more appreciated, streamlines internal communication, encourages teamwork, and protects sensitive company information.

What Is A Modern Workplace?

A modern workplace is one in which the physical and technological requirements of your organization and your employees have been thoughtfully considered and implemented by trained professionals. A’ Modern Workplace’ may promote company-wide business change by leveraging the most up-to-date Microsoft technology. Additionally, it powers up and expedites corporate operations and provides employees the freedom to do their best work at all times.

How Does Automation Work In The Microsoft Modern Workplace?

Microsoft Power Automate (formerly MS Flow) is a component of Microsoft 365 that facilitates the enterprise-wide adoption of digital and RPA. Rapid productivity increases are possible through automation, which frees workers to concentrate on creative rather than administrative work. Integration with more than a hundred services, including Microsoft Dynamics 365, Twitter, MailChimp, Google Analytics, etc., and the ability to automate tedious processes using AI are also available.

In What Ways Does Microsoft’s ‘Modern Workplace’ Facilitate Teamwork & Collaboration?

The magic happens when teams from different departments or organizations work together to find a solution. When you have employees working from home, on shift, or in different locations, it can be difficult to encourage teamwork. Employees may effortlessly collaborate on documents regardless of their location or the time of day thanks to the collaboration applications featured in the Microsoft Modern Workplace, such as Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Teams for Education, Office 365, and SharePoint. Accessing one’s desktop from any device is made much easier with Windows 10’s Virtual Desktop.

Also, Microsoft Teams is always developing and introducing new features to enhance usability and functionality. This improves output, has the potential to promote morale, and facilitates cooperation between members of different teams. Workers are more likely to work together if they have more leeway in how and when they do it. This boosts productivity by facilitating effective collaboration within teams.

Building the Modern Workplace With SharePoint Online & OneDrive

Work Together & Collaborate Effectively

SharePoint and OneDrive, two components of Microsoft 365, facilitate collaborative efforts. Every Office 365 group is given its site, where members may collaborate on documents, files, and apps using any Office 365 client, including Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Yammer, and the site itself. And OneDrive makes it easy to access and share your files from any computer, Mac, web browser, or mobile device, whether they are your own or part of the Office 365 shared folder structure.

Share Information & Engage People

Share Information & Engage People They’re fundamental to any intranet to promote a cohesive and engaged workplace by facilitating communication and collaboration among employees. Now, anyone can make sites and pages that are lightning-quick, and aesthetically pleasing. Also mobile-first in their design, with the SharePoint app available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phones.

Innovate your Company’s Process

PowerApps and Microsoft Flow make it simpler to build bespoke mobile apps, link to external data sources, and automate business processes. Also by using more SharePoint’s list and library functionality. Collectively, these tools lessen reliance on IT and software engineers by allowing business people to automate workflows and develop, connect, and share business apps without having to write code.

Harness Corporate Collective Knowledge

You can now leverage your organization’s collective knowledge by fully capitalizing on whom you know and what they know. Thanks to the advances Microsoft announced across search, Yammer, and content services (commonly known as ‘enterprise content management’). Our goal for enterprise search is to provide you with tailored and contextual results from Microsoft Graph, no matter where in the world you happen to be doing business.

Protect and Organize Your Content

As a component of Microsoft 365, SharePoint and OneDrive provide exceptional business value while equipping administrators with the necessary features and controls to safeguard company information and oversee content creation, distribution, and retirement.

Construct new functions and programs for integration

SharePoint’s extensive developer experience and platform make it easy to modify the platform. This enables you to meet the specific requirements of every business. We released the SharePoint Framework last year, which facilitates the creation of responsive and interactive web parts by making use of cutting-edge frameworks and developer tools. Now you can develop web components of SharePoint Online and on-premises by using the same set of tools thanks to SharePoint Server 2016 Feature Pack 2.

Start Your SharePoint Journey With Code Creators Inc.

SharePoint and OneDrive advancements are being driven by our shared passion and vision for the future. Our thriving community of customers, the most valuable players, and a vast network of skilled partners are all manifestations of this common interest. At Code Creators Inc. we provide premium SharePoint Consulting and Development Services tailored to clients’ precise business needs.