Microsoft recently started enabling a new user experience for document management within SharePoint Online, part of Office 365. The user interface is much like that of OneDrive/OneDrive for Business. Microsoft’s description of the new capability highlights simpler navigation, phone and tablet capability, and faster performance. The user’s expectations, however, are very much challenged compared to what is now being referred to as the ‘classic’ document library experience.
It is important to read up on the changes and plan whether or not you will immediately allow this change to propagate through your tenant or choose to disable it until you can educate your users. BlueMetal’s Jonathan Ralton, an information architect, explains the new capabilities and how to turn them off in the following blog articles: