"Next Steps Panel"? SharePoint Online Team Sites!
Hello Patients! It seems that Microsoft is finally expanding the in-product help that appears at the top-right of your SharePoint team sites! This will begin gradually rolling out to "targeted release customers" mid-December. What is "targeted release customers" you ask? These are early adopters, which means they accept some risk that things might not quite work as well as hoped! But the benefits outweigh the risks! Do they? Hmmm?
Microsoft has said that the rollout will be completed by the end of January 2020.
How does this affect you and your users? SharePoint will help your users build new sites by providing contextual help. To see the tips, click on the megaphone in the Office 365 suite header above the team site.
Currently there are four tips your users might see: upload files, add members, post news, and add additional Office 365 Group apps. These tips help your users customize and improve their team sites. Tips are useful for anyone learning more about SharePoint or setting up a new team site for the first time.
Good news- there is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change.