Metadata Navigation Feature to Modernize SharePoint Online Experience
Good News for Microsoft SharePoint Online Users all the way! Now, one of the imminent features with the modern versions of Microsoft SharePoint will have managed metadata navigation. What does this mean to you? A modern user experience awaits you! Here, SharePoint metadata filters will be added to Lists and Library pages and will be rolled out as a part of the Microsoft Office365 subscriptions.
A Modern Platform…for sure!
At the Microsoft Summit last month, plenty of new features were released for the SharePoint document management service tool. This feature would try to prompt users to move away from the classic SharePoint experience to modern SharePoint managed metadata navigation. Classic document libraries use page elements on the left side to enable the ‘drill down’ and ‘key filters’ on live view for document libraries. The classic metadata navigation elements are now incompatible with the modern user experience. The updated filters pane will now make managed SharePoint metadata navigation compatible with new lists and document libraries.
Classic Vs Modern Managed Metadata Navigation
In the Classic versions, the filters pane in placed on the left side of each page. In the Modern versions, it resides on the right side, as a checklist. These elements depend on the user’s context but are customizable. The columns that end users can see the modern Microsoft SharePoint List and Library pages are based on metadata settings. The metadata content can be automatically generated in the background via ‘machine learning’. If users are on the Classic SharePoint List and Library pages, the metadata associated gets automatically added to the filters pane.
These features will unlock better modern experiences for thousands of users who were restricted to the classic experience because of the lack of managed metadata navigation support. SharePoint Administrators can choose to toggle from the classic to a modern mode or vice-a-versa. The rollout was initiated on June 12th, 2017.
The Modern Managed Metadata navigation provides:
1. New experience, which is faster
2. Additional features for phones, tablets, and devices
3. Simpler Navigation
4. Switching from default experience to the new libraries and lists
5. Change to Settings at the library and list level