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Modern Document Library Experience

Modern Document Library Experience

The new document library experience in SharePoint Online is simple, streamlined, and easy to use. Modern document libraries combine the power of SharePoint with OneDrive usability. In this blog post we will decribe the different parts of the Modern Library experience.  They provide a consistent user experience across OneDrive for Buiness, OneDrive and documentt libraries and thereby provide a standard way of creating folders and uploading files. We will use the example below as an example.

 

Key features of the Modern Doument Library:

  • Interface shared with OneDrive for Business
    • Thumbnail and list views
    • Responsive interface (works with mobile browsers)
  • Usability
    • Column resizing
    • Show/Hide columns
    • Support for folder types
    • Highlight key content using pinned feature
  • Details pane
    • Preview of document
    • Metadata population
    • Recent activity
    • Display document security and who its shared with

Microsoft is contiually reviewing and adding features to increase the usablity of the Modern Library Experience

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