Microsoft announced a new SharePoint mobile app for iOS on Tuesday.
It’s the first time SharePoint, the company’s suite of enterprise collaboration and content management tools, has been available via mobile app.
The application includes machine learning capabilities that help connect users to pertinent documents and people around them.
Enabling employee mobility is a growing goal for many enterprises as it can allow for increased flexibility and improve workflows, among other things.
Microsoft calls the new app "your intranet in your pocket," because it enables workers to connect to "content, sites, portals and people from across their intranet" while on the move, according to the company’s announcement. Employees can also see what the people they work with are working on.
"This is a first step, and we are excited to continue to build on what we’ve started," said Mark Kashman, senior product manager for the SharePoint team. "We’ll continue delivering enhancements to the app, such as support of cross-company news and announcements, coming later this year"
Kashman said the company is also working on Android and Windows Universal versions and expects them to be available before the end of the year.
Microsoft is not alone in trying to deliver mobile apps for the enterprise. Last year, Apple struck a partnership with IBM to jointly create apps for the workplace, and in May, Apple announced a new collaboration with SAP to create iOS-native enterprise apps.