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Athena Barz is a Senior Consultant at Interlink. Located in the Detroit Market/Detroit suburbs, she has spent the bulk of her career directly supporting the Automotive Industry in Information Technology/Information Systems, technical, and engineering support-related positions. She specializes in SharePoint and is also known for her Business...

Athena Barz is a Senior Consultant at Interlink. Located in the Detroit Market/Detroit suburbs, she has spent the bulk of her career directly supporting the Automotive Industry in Information Technology/Information Systems, technical, and engineering support-related positions. She specializes in SharePoint and is also known for her Business Analyst and Project Risk Assessment skills. Athena currently supports and has spent 22 years as a 365 Core Volunteer for 3 different chapters of Toys for Tots in the Central Michigan area. She is passionate about this cause and is instrumental to carry on the legacy and memory of her grandfather who founded these chapters.

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Opinion: Are SharePoint Spaces Worth Business Effort?

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SharePoint spaces can bring value to an organization.

In this blog, we analyze use cases of SharePoint Spaces and identify when we believe it’s worth the time and money and when it’s a headache best avoided.
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What are SharePoint Spaces?

Microsoft released new functionality for SharePoint Online to create pages (spaces) with web parts that can display content and images in “3D” or “Virtual Reality (VR)” format. 

This is a fascinating technology but thinking through how businesses would use this functionality is crucial. Does it make sense for non-technical “Power Users” to spend time learning to effectively create and display content in this method?   

SharePoint Spaces is essentially a new type of Modern Experience site page that displays content in web parts that support three-dimensional appearing formats. Microsoft recommends using Communication sites as the location for SharePoint Spaces. Here are a few possible use cases:

  • 3D content for customers, such as manufacturing processes, catalogs, etc. which are great for tradeshow/demo environments
  • Virtually showcase facilities or plants without having to travel
  • Advertise or recruit in an enhanced virtual environment

Getting the basic components in place is straightforward: 

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