Bill Baer opened the SP24 Online conference.
His topic was "What's next in SharePoint?"
1. SP2013 SP1
SP1 turned out to be buggy , the features that have been packed are to integrate SP On-prem more closely to Office365:
- Redirect to OneDrive for Business;
- Integration with Yammer
2. SharePoint 2015 Is this the last version for on premises?
No, Bill assured that Microsoft will ship on-prem as long as there is a demand on it.
Next version of SP2015 will introduce a deeper integration with Yammer through the new concept of "GROUPS" (yammer groups).
These groups will be visible in the Outlook and you can see discussion within the groups in the outlook as a tree from Yammer discussion. The document will have a tree view discussions attached to them in the Yammer.
3. SPOnline will have ENCRYPTION AT REST