The OASIS home screen has always served as a "dashboard" - even before they became popular. The idea is simple: bring important information to the home screen and drill in from there. O4 needed something better and more configurable: tiles.
OASIS will continue to have all the features as in the past - and likely more. However, the concept of a tile is something like a small application you can configure just for you (or another user). Once configured the tile does the following:
- Periodically update itself.
- Present a high level summary (the tile) on one of the OASIS main screens.
- Allow a user to click on the tile to view details.
Essentially all the old OASIS home screen features will eventually be replaced with tiles in O4.