Get Started With SharePoint Spaces - Step By Step Series - Part One

Welcome to my brand-new series on SharePoint Spaces. Finally, SharePoint Spaces has been launched as a preview feature.
This is a beginner series on SharePoint Spaces. Here, I will explain all basic learning points related to SharePoint Space. I have divided the entire series into 12 different parts. You are watching the first part of the SharePoint Space. Stay connected with me through the entire session series.
You can navigate between different parts using the following URLs.
  • Part 1: Get Started with SharePoint Spaces
  • Part 2: Setting Up the Environment with SharePoint Space
  • Part 3: Add a 360° image web part to a SharePoint Space
  • Part 4: Add 360° virtual tour web part to SharePoint Space
  • Part 5: Add a 360° Video web part to a SharePoint Space
  • Part 6: Add a 3D Object web part to a SharePoint Space
  • Part 7: Add Document Library web part to a SharePoint Space
  • Part 8: Add File Viewer web part to a SharePoint Space
  • Part 9: Add Organizational Chart Using People web part to a SharePoint Space
  • Part 10: Add the Image web part to a SharePoint Space
  • Part 11: Add Video web part to a SharePoint Space
  • Part 12: Add the Text web part to a SharePoint Space
You are reading the first part of the series. The entire series is available in the form of vLog as well. You can visit vLog using URL.
During this article, we will cover the following things,
  • What is SharePoint Spaces?
  • Characteristics of SharePoint Spaces
  • Real-Life Use cases for SharePoint Spaces
  • Device configuration needed for SharePoint Spaces
  • Hardware Configuration needed for SharePoint Spaces

What is SharePoint Space?

  • SharePoint spaces is a web-based, immersive platform, which allows us to create and share, secure, and extensible mixed reality experiences.
  • SharePoint Space adds a new dimension to our intranet by using 2D and 3D web parts to create a mixed-reality vision.
  • Building space is a lot like building a modern site -- that is, we create the space and choose options such as structure, background, and theme. Then add web parts for your 3D objects, 360° images, and videos, 2D images and text, and more.

Characteristics of SharePoint Spaces

Supports a wide range of web browsers and mixed reality devices.
Made for creators
Co-mingle 2D and 3D content to create custom experiences that tell our stories in stunning 360°.
Secure and compliant
Secure on O365 ecosystem
Integrated and extensible
Since this is a platform, Microsoft will grow over time to include 3rd party web parts and extensions using the SharePoint Framework.

Real-Life Use cases and examples where we can use SharePoint Spaces

We all know SharePoint Spaces provide us a Mixed Reality experience for our SharePoint intranet portal. We can use SharePoint Spaces in the following areas:
Virtual Tours
Tour of a New Building
Demo of Product Launch
Training with 3D Models and 360° videos
Virtual Simulation is more affordable and can be repeated multiple times so that your employees have the practice they need to accomplish their work.
Learning beyond the classroom
Teachers can import visual lessons, visualizations, and videos (2D, 3D, and 360°) that support their lessons and create a powerfully engaging learning environment.
Onboarding Activities
SharePoint Spaces help new employees with their organizations and teammates more quickly by exploring the company and their colleagues via a virtual organizational chart.
3-D office maps can help newcomers get used to the new environment faster.

Recommended Device Configuration

  • SharePoint spaces work best on a PC that has the NVIDIA GTX 1060 or higher graphics card.
  • Microsoft recommends that you use Windows Mixed Reality headsets and the Edge browser.

Minimum PC Hardware Guideline

  • For the best experience with Windows Mixed Reality, start with a new Windows Mixed Reality-ready PC or a Windows Mixed Reality-compatible PC that can provide Windows Mixed Reality Ultra experiences.
  • Windows Mixed Reality Ultra provides crisper visuals at higher refresh rates, more apps, and experiences including the most graphics-intensive games, mirroring of your Windows Mixed Reality experience on your desktop, and the ability to record and share (photo and video) your experiences with others.

Steps to check if my machine is supporting Mixed Reality

To check if your current machine works properly for Mixed Reality experience, there is one short cut to check.
You need to use the Mixed Reality Portal App.
Mixed Reality Portal app Run to your computer and give you the result. Please follow the below steps
  1. Open the Mixed Reality Portal app from Start Menu.

  2. Click on Start.
  3. This will give you the following result.

If your machine configuration supports all minimum requirements we can see a “You are ready to Go” message. In my case we can see, Graphics card and CPU has a lower configuration. So, the performance will decrease at some time.
Reference Links for more configuration details,


This is how mixed reality SharePoint Spaces is useful in our daily routine. Now, in the next article, we will learn how we can set up an environment for SharePoint Spaces.
Stay Connected with me for the next article!