Microsoft shows off ‘Project Nucleus’ intelligent sync technology for web apps

Microsoft officials had a “one more thing” surprise for web-app users during the opening day of its virtual Ignite 2020 conference on Sept. 22. In a demonstration of Microsoft Lists, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Jeff Teper showed off “Project Nucleus,” new technology that Microsoft plans to make part of Lists information-tracking app later this year and likely other apps as well. 

Project Nucleus is sync plumbing that Microsoft ultimately plans to add to some, if not all, of its Microsoft 365 OneDrive and SharePoint web apps and SharePoint portals. Nucleus enables data availability regardless of internet speed or size of the data stored by an app. As officials said during a session about Microsoft Lists, “no synchronous round trips are needed for filtering, sorting or scrolling,” and large lists will work without throttling with the addition of Nucleus technology. All changes made to content offline will automatically sync once internet

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