New SharePoint features: metadata magic, connected site families

I’m still processing the overwhelming number of new features announced at Ignite 2017. Microsoft produced a really amazing event. It was extraordinarily well orchestrated, with key “moments” highlighting each day of the conference.

The flow of the event went from the general to the specific — with big picture “roll up” announcements early in the week and deeper dives as the week progressed. The experience capped off with an epic private party at the Universal Orlando theme park.

The announcements and new features in SharePoint were impressive as well — especially what will soon arrive to Office 365 lists and libraries. These announcements had this information architect happy dancing in her seat — and I’d like to share a few of the key new and upcoming magical capabilities that I think will have a big impact on SharePoint adoption and business outcomes. (For more

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Three million francs’ worth of gold and silver going to waste

Trace elements are increasingly widely used in the high-tech and medical sectors – for example, the transition metal tantalum and the semimetal germanium in electronic components, niobium and titanium in alloys and coatings, or gadolinium as a contrast medium and in luminous paints. While the ultimate fate of the various elements has been little studied to date, a large proportion is known to enter wastewater.

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