The Intrazone, episode 25: “SharePoint, You Look Marvelous”

February 19, 2019
The original article is published on the Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog.

The SharePoint design team is hard at work to inspire this customer sentiment across the intranet marketplace: “Please, make it look like SharePoint.” The inspiration follows form and function – and the desire to provide a beautiful first-run experience alongside – one that stands on its own AND is configurable & customizable.

In this episode we go into the minds of the creative design team behind SharePoint. You'll learn about the gorgeous out-of-the-box experience and how that same rigor enables customers to make unique, beautiful, functional intranet sites. We talk with Principal Design Manager – Denise Trabona (LinkedIn | Twitter) and Omar Shahine (LinkedIn | Twitter) – Partner Director of Program Management for OneDrive and SharePoint.

And don't miss my Transylvanic impression attempt of Billy Crystal… (I tried – I really did).

This is THE DESIGN episode. By the end, you’ll be saying, “Make ours look like SharePoint!

(+ bonus: scroll to the end of this post to view a collection of beautiful customer intranet screenshots from Wavemaker, Beiersdorf AD, 3M, Microsoft and Contoso Inc.)

Subscribe to The Intrazone podcast! And listen to episode 25 now.

Intrazone-logo_banner.jpgThe Intrazone is your bi-weekly conversation and interview podcast hosted by the Microsoft SharePoint team (

IZ-25_SP-You-Look-Marvelous_hosts-guests-faces-names.jpgLeft to right, top to bottom: Denise Trabona – principal design manager (Microsoft) [guest], Omar Shahine – partner director of program management (Microsoft) [guest], Chris McNulty – senior product manager (SharePoint/Microsoft) [co-host], and Mark Kashman – senior product manager (SharePoint/Microsoft) [co-host].

+ highlighting our WINNERS of last episodes #BillChrisBadges & #SPC19PassGiveaway contests:

o    Petr Štěpka (@PetrStepka) SharePoint consultant and developer from Prague – winner of the #SharePoint spaces drone

o    Mike Hatheway (@MikeHatheway13) Digital Transformation Consultant in O365 and SharePoint – winner of the full SharePoint Conference 2019 pass.

Listen to the show! If you like what you hear, we'd love for you to Subscribe, Rate and Review it on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

Be sure to visit our show page to hear all the episodes, access the show notes, and get bonus content. And stay connected to the SharePoint community blog where we’ll share more information per episode, guest insights, and take any questions from our listeners ( We, too, welcome your ideas for future episodes topics and segments via The Intrazone survey. Keep the discussion going in comments below; we’re hear to listen and grow.

Subscribe to The Intrazone podcast! And listen to episode 25 now.

The SharePoint team wants you to unleash your creativity and content services throughout the year. We will do this, with design excellence, one episode at a time. And as Billy Crystal says, “Dahling – It’s not how you feel, it’s how. You. Look!” And, SharePoint — you look mahvelous!

Wavemaker_WorkHub.jpgWavemaker's “Work Hub” intranet portal powered by SharePoint in Office 365 and AddIn365.

Beiersdorf_YOUNITED.jpgBeiersdorf AD's “YOUNITED” intranet portal.

3M-Go_intranet_NeilsenNorman.png3M's “3M Go” company intranet. The Nielsen Norman Group named 3M Go as one of the top ten intranets in their 2019 report.

Microsoft_MSW.jpgMicrosoft's own “MSW” company intranet portal.

ContosoInc_ContosoLandings.jpg@ContosoInc's “Contoso Landings” as presented at Ignite 2018.

BONUS LINK: “Have you ever asked what other companies do with their #SharePoint-based #intranet in #Office365?” [via @Sway; showcases 14 Microsoft SharePoint customer intranet stories].

Intrazone-logo_square.jpgThe Intrazone, a show about the SharePoint intelligent intranet;

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