Microsoft confirms SharePoint Server 2016

Early today, Microsoft had confirmed the upcoming release of SharePoint Server 2016. Here are some quick facts.

  • More details about SharePoint Server 2016 will be announced at the Microsoft Ignite Conference.
  • SharePoint Server 2016 will be generally available in Q2 2016.
  • SharePoint Server 2016 public beta will be available in Q4 2015.
  • SharePoint Server 2016 will focus on Improved User Experiences, Cloud-inspired infrastructure, as well as Compliance and reporting.

It is pretty obvious that Microsoft's focus is towards Office 365. While there will be many improvements to on-premise SharePoint Server, likely they will be features that are already available in Office 365 or features that will allow better integration with the Office 365 and other cloud offerings.While I believe that on-premise SharePoint will remain for many more years, we will not see new features that we have not already seen in SharePoint Online unless they are very specific to on-premise infrastructure, perhaps around security and data.What do you think?SharePoint Server 2016 Update.

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