There are accessibility problems.
E.g. I am having some of the 50 year olds in SSW reporting that they cannot even use the SharePoint app. Reason – they can’t read anything! Suggestion #1: below Suggestion #2: below
Note: it is not only the SharePoint app
❌ Same issue on the Dynamics app
✅ The Teams app has fixed this issue
✅ The Outlook app has fixed this issue
Figure: ❌ Accessibility problems – some can’t read anything! Suggestion #1: Add pinch to zoom
Figure: Suggestion #2 – add a Cogs button that would take the user to Settings | Font Size and Style where they can increase the system font size!
Figure: Suggestion #2 is magic UX – see it is fixed
There are a couple things that frustrate me about SharePoint News. I believe that Microsoft Forms results should be shown in SharePoint news. By fixing this, SharePoint news will be more useful.
I see 2 problems:
❌ SharePoint News is not used a lot in most companies I work with ❌ Not many people in a company know when is the right time to read a Forms survey results…. Or even that you can. Suggestion: ✅ When you are looking through the results of a Microsoft form, it would be great if there was an easy option to show the results in SharePoint News. ✅✅ Even better would be a way that the Form owner who reviews the comments, could add their own commentary to give context, before the others get to read them.
I use the browser for SharePoint a lot but love the SharePoint Mobile app more.
The initial experience is very different and it should be the same. The mobile app is better, and the start screen could be even better.
At the moment on my mobile, under the “find” tab, we see 4 groups:
Figure: The mobile app displays content well, but it could be improved
#1 Suggestion for Mobile app – Make sections consistent and change from 4 groups to 6 groups
I want to see what I am using, and what the rest of the company is using, therefore I’d love to see this:
My Recent Sites – i.e. sites that current user has been browsing, renamed from “Frequent” to “Recent” for consistency
(New) Popular Sites – i.e. sites popular across the organization
My Recent People – i.e. rename current “People”
(New) Popular People – i.e. people with highest stats
My Recent Files – i.e. Documents that current user has been opening
(New) Popular Files – ie. Most used files across the organization
#2 Suggestion for Web app – Make SharePoint WebApp Start Page consistent
This is the first experience when people reach an intranet home – everyone clicks that 🏠home icon (see red arrow).
Many users first notice the horrible URL, e.g.
More importantly the page’s content is pretty bad, i.e. it shows different sections and even different content compared to the mobile app.
Figure: This is the SharePoint “Home page” and it needs improving – make it consistent with the mobile app
I would love to see the same categories described above in Suggestion #1 (i.e. Sites, People, then Files).
In short, the content should be the same – whether I use the browser or mobile app
(e.g. today even just the Frequent Sites I see on the browser and on the mobile app are different – how??).
I am not sure if this is an edge case…. I’d love to know how others work.
On some calls – for example a managers meeting – you want to temporarily add in someone just for a quick question. You don’t want them to remain after the call. It is kind of a security or privacy issue if you don’t remove them.
So I find it really annoying when I forgot to remove them after the call and they probably find it annoying when they get our messages after the call. So I would prefer not to have to remove the person manually.
Suggestion – next to “Add people”, I think it would be really cool to add a person via an option “Add people (temporarily)”.
Figure: Add new option “Add people (temporarily)”
We have a new feature “Delete” a chat.
I’d love to know if people will use it.
I’m not sure I will use it as I like history in chats, but I regularly use ‘Hide” to remove a chat conversation (I am always aiming for a 0 inbox and a 0 chat list).
On the right click menu, notice the last 2 are about getting rid of a chat…. And so is “Hide” chat. Therefore it is in the wrong place.
Please can you move “Hide” with the bottom 2 menu items. Those 3 are related.
Figure: Teams’ Delete Chat Feature
I have another fantastic idea 😊
We all love Microsoft Teams and I think this UI looks like it is about to be clever, but it is not.
When starting a new chat…
If I pick 1 person… please attempt to guess the 2 nd person I will add to the chat. People are often related and I know it would be a nice for all Microsoft Teams users if the people picker showed the like people that I will chat with together.
Today, it doesn’t matter who I pick first in the chat, the search always shows the same people.
Figure: I type ‘Gert’ it pops open people, if I pick ‘Bob’ it pops open the *same* people!
Please pick who I will probably pick next … it should change the people based on who I am adding.
More info: Delve tells me who I talk to a bit, that would be ok. But when you talk to a manager, you probably are going to pick another manager. When I talk to an Azure DevOps engineer, I am probably going to pick another Azure engineer (not a React developer).
I often use Emojis in email subjects to signify certain things a warning ⚠️ or a bug 🐛
In Outlook search, why can’t I search for an emoji?
Curious… I’d love to know the technical reason, as I would have expected this to work without any additional effort.
Let’s add some emoji love to search.
Figure: In Outlook the search bar does not accept an emoji
Hey Viva Insights Team,
I liked the idea of Outlook giving me time to do work without interruption. All these little appointments appeared in my calendar and I was going to focus and get work done.
Clearly I was dreaming. Does anyone successfully use the auto created appointments “Focus time”?
Figure: I had heaps of these auto created appointments. People interrupted me anyway, so with a heavy heart, I deleted them Suggestion #1
> Microsoft Viva Insights has scheduled your focus time in accordance with your focus plan and work week settings.
> To edit your settings, visit your settings page at Protect Time Settings.
In an Outlook appointment, when I decide to click this link, I expected to see a button “Delete” or “Unsubscribe”
When using this people don’t think of it as a “Plan”… I reckon they think of it as a recurring appointment.
So testing it out, I click “Get Started”…
Figure: Try it out by clicking “Get started”
I am just looking, I should be able to click “Cancel”… I did not know what “Leave Plan” was about.
Also popping up these questions should only happen after I have been using it for more than 24 hours.
Figure: This was weird. You don’t want to be asking users questions this early. It is annoying to the user and useless data for Microsoft
Microsoft Bookings – www.microsoft.com/en-au/microsoft-365/business/scheduling-and-booking-app
This looks to be a nice scheduling & bookings app.
It might work for prospects booking themselves for initial meetings.
I was hoping it might be a bit more powerful. We looked at it for some customer scenarios and discovered it does
not support recurring appointments – an instant showstopper!
I guess an alternative to look at now is the
Dynamics 365 Resource Scheduling… Anyone use that?
Tech Community – Microsoft Bookings.
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