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What Is a Modern SharePoint?

You are reading this as you probably already heard about the Modern SharePoint experience. In this short article, we will discuss to you the difference between these SharePoint experiences:

  • Classic
  • Modern


What is Classic SharePoint and Modern SharePoint?

Microsoft has released a whole new world for SharePoint followers (could it be a developer, a designer, an administrator or an end user), we all got a new surprise from Microsoft called Modern SharePoint!

Scroll down to take a sneak-peak of how the Modern experience differs from Classic experience. 

Modern SharePoint experience

In a simple language, Modern SharePoint is a completely different SharePoint Experience designed to:

  • Make SharePoint responsive and look much better on Mobile devices.
  • To give rich user experience for document management.
  • Easily resize, sort, filter, and group columns, and create custom views.

One thing to note here is there are a few features which are not supported yet on Modern SharePoint experience. Here is a preview on how ShortPoint Design Elements would look like on a Modern SharePoint site: 

Modern SharePoint experience with ShortPoint

Classic SharePoint experience

Classic SharePoint is the old SharePoint experience which we had been using before the release of Modern SharePoint. The view and experience would be the standard legacy framework, and here is how the Classic SharePoint page looks like with ShortPoint Design Elements added to it:

Classic SharePoint experience

Is Modern SharePoint For me?

Yes, of course, it is for every SharePoint user across the world. Microsoft would like to make Modern the default experience, and slowly we see it will be the future of SharePoint. So we recommend you to switch to Modern SharePoint experience as soon as you can.

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