Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with SharePoint.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
The areas of this solution that need improvement are the relationships between lists, cross-site web parts, and page-building tools.
This solution would benefit from the implementation of enhanced online forms and template development capabilities.
I would like a simpler, more cost-effective solution for connecting data sources with workflows and BI tools, or data mining tools. There are different tools for data mining and for data evaluation, but you have to be a skilled programmer to tie them together. There is no simple and low-cost method to do this, provided that development time is a cost factor. There are some automatic solutions for this task, such as Team Foundation Server, which is built on SharePoint. These tools can learn specific errors that are being made, using data mining techniques, and they are able to target these errors for correction. Having this capability built in, and customizable for the customer would be of great interest. I would like to see support for Visual Studio to connect to SharePoint and have a wizard to connect data processes to iHubs, like an analysis server or data mining model, to an output, and to have a smart way of creating workflows. Microsoft will tell you that they already have that for SharePoint online, it's called "Flow", but it is not customer compatible.
The way to change the version of the files in SharePoint should be improved. The method of synchronizing files from local to cloud can also use improvement. I would also like to see improvements in the interface, speed to load the page, mark favorite directories, synchronize the most recent, and the least accessed files automatically do the archiving. I would like to have an option at the first sync to choose more locations on your computer.
Special implementation and development should be easy.
The user experience is very poor. Configuration for new aspect means usually buying add-ons or a very high level of customization.
The UI could be more flexible out of the box. With coding, you can customize the look and feel to your heart's content, but configuration without coding is limited.
Better wiki offerings.
There is always room for improvement. Workflow is something that can become more intelligent. I can't say to what extent intelligence can added, but I think there is always a scope for making it more intelligent.
Search integration across SharePoint, Yammer, Teams, and OneDrive.
Microsoft seems to always be making changes. Sometimes you will get a message saying some aspect of what they deliver is being discontinued and often you simply never had time to explore what it had to offer in the first place.
It should have a lighter interface.
Search can be improved a lot because we are always trying to compare it with Google Search. Beyond that, it would be helpful to tag the documents.
* Advise users to update the content. * Maybe allowing users to change their background and text by themselves.
* Better collaboration, and team sites (social flavour) mobile enabled * More and improved integration capabilities into the eco-system of solutions available.
I would be liking to see the talk features included in SharePoint because Microsoft effectively discontinued this talk and put something like logic apps but only for Azure, and most German companies do not like Windows Azure because they do not want to put that data into a cloud where everyone can see it. So, there's a lot of distrust with Azure environments and you need something to have on premises as a similar solution. And this talk is something like a big playing ground. For instance, if you want to play monopoly and anyone wants to move the pieces but moving the pieces on street A to street B means you are changing your business process from, I have been starting tax declaration, to I've been finding it but not yet sending it out. So, if you wanted to have something like a business process be denoted as a board game, which is what Monopoly did in 1945, effectively.
* Ease of use. * Improvement on the user interface (UI).
* Processing data from multiple site collections is not easy as they reside in different databases. * The management of the product/back-end is complex.
SharePoint sometimes cannot handle the amount of co-editing that we do. Of course, this could be the user, not the tool.
We need the storage of the files, the documents right now are in the database. Maybe SharePoint has to improve the capability to store the information in file systems. In theory right now, it could do that. But, I understand that some functions are lost when you store the information in a file system, so maybe that's a way SharePoint can improve.
It should have more user-friendly customization, as it still requires developers to get engaged and build sites. I would like it to be more compliant with global regulations. There are certain features which could be included that currently are not there, such as compliance and record management capabilities.
* During uptime under our network, it is hard to find info when content is hefty. * It should have a Google-caliber search ability and a model-based GUI.
We would like more security features, like automating.
We are mainly using third-party tools for it, at the moment, for automating processes. In the new version, for 2019, I know that some of the processes are finally in SharePoint. They are a now using third-party tools for it. Also, the integration with Outlook could be improved.
They need to integrate all the solutions, for example, Office 365, into SharePoint. The idea is to create a workplace for people in the company. There should be only one place - it could be Skype for Business, OneDrive - for the news, for internal information about the company, or new documents. This is the idea, to create an ecosystem for people in the company.
Integration with Outlook would be a major improvement. Staff also commented that it does not integrate despite being part of the Microsoft family.
It is too heavy. MS should not have paid foreign coders dollars per each row of code. They wasted the stability and reliability in the end.
SharePoint designer workflows can be buggy sometimes without any apparent reason. Also, customization can be somewhat burdensome.
Replication needs improvement.