SharePoint Server 2016 Released

Posted on Friday 6th May 2016 12:30

The Wait is Over – SharePoint 2016 is Here

SharePoint 2016

This week in a globally broadcast web event Microsoft announced the general availability of on-premise SharePoint Server 2016, with all the innovations, enhancements and hybrid capabilities promised in the months leading up to the release.

As leading SharePoint consultants the Influential teams were among thousands who tuned in worldwide online to watch the announcement as well as the unveiling of Microsoft’s new cloud and mobile-first vision and roadmap for SharePoint.

Cloud Hybrid Capabilities

What’s New for SharePoint Server On-Premise?

The New SharePoint: “Simple, Intelligent & Untethered” – Seth Patton, General Manager SharePoint and OneDrive, Microsoft

Microsoft is calling SharePoint Server 2016 their most reliable, scalable, high-performance release to date. Enhancements are geared towards improved speed, scale and user experiences, combining the best of both on-premise and cloud tools and features.

Users can now take advantage of the cloud-inspired infrastructure to communicate and collaborate, whilst still keeping important information and data stored on-premises.

These innovations are designed to empower people, teams and organisations with enhanced content management capabilities that seamlessly integrate with Office 365 and other applications.

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The Future of SharePoint

Motivated by the feedback and growth of SharePoint Online, Microsoft’s vision is in the cloud, and the hybrid capabilities in SharePoint Server on-premises is the first step. The announcements this week included a roadmap across four key areas of innovation:

  • Simple and powerful file sharing and collaboration on any device.
  • The mobile and intelligent intranet, with modern team sites, publishing and business applications on your desktop and in your pocket.
  • An open and connected platform that evolves SharePoint extensibility to embrace modern web development.
  • Investments in security, privacy and compliance across Office 365.

SharePoint Online Growth

And There’s More to Come…

This will not the be the last on-premise release for SharePoint, but is a foundational release for customers positioning themselves for the future. SharePoint Server 2016’s underlying code base is now unified with SharePoint Online – meaning it’s built for continuous development instead of slow periodic releases.

This week’s announcements promise a host of additional tools, features and enhancements for the year to come. This includes, but is not limited to, a mobile application and further synchronicity with Office 365 and OneDrive – all part of Microsoft’s continued mission to reinvent productivity as we know it.

Interested in SharePoint 2016?

Influential is a leading SharePoint consultancy in the UK and our expert teams are ready and waiting to help you upgrade to this innovative new release of SharePoint on-premise.

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