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Posts Tagged ‘date’

14th March 2016 : Most awaited SharePoint 2016 RTM launched today


Hi All,


The most awaited SharePoint 2016 RTM launched few minutes back. It is a very important milestone for SharePoint 2016 roadmap. SharePoint 2016 is the 1st version of SharePoint which has most of Hybrid features.


SharePoint 16 has revealed lot of new capabilities for end users, SharePoint administrators and developers. Enhanced hybrid Service applications will bring the world closure to Office 365 and Windows Azure.


You can learn a lot more through SharePoint Server 2016 reviewer’s guide which has awesome use cases and lot of helpful information around SharePoint 2016. You can even download the trial version of of the SharePoint 2016 RTM.


One of the biggest changes in Project Server 2016 is the installation process is that Project Server 2016 runs as a service application in SharePoint Server 2016. The SharePoint Server 2016 MSI file will contain the installation files for Project Server 2016 as well, so a separate installation is no longer required as it was in previous versions of Project Server. Activating Project Server 2016 will require a PID key.


On May 4, 2016 there is a live online event to celebrate SharePoint 2016 share roadmap for the future of SharePoint Vnext. Jeff Teper(CVP for OneDrive and SharePoint) will share more indepth and future plans for SharePoint and OneDrive for Business for both on-premises and in the cloud with Office 365. To register your self for this event click here


Now few helpful resources for SharePoint Server 2016

Download the RTM Trial.
See what’s new with a demo on Microsoft Mechanics.
Download the reviewer’s guide.
Learn more about cloud hybrid search at hybrid.office.com.


Wish you all the best for your future with SharePoint 2016.

Update on SharePoint server 2016 release date

Today big news coming from Microsoft is release date of SharePoint 2016


Finally, Microsoft announced the most awaited release dates of on-premises SharePoint 2016.
Microsoft Blog site “SharePoint Server 2016 update” says that the next version of SharePoint Server 2016 has advanced content management, team collaboration, user experiences across devices, and how the cloud can be blended into existing on-premises scenarios in new and compelling ways.


Major focused areas for development of SharePoint Server 2016 were to deliver enhancements and new capabilities in three major areas:
1. New user experiences
2. Cloud-inspired infrastructure with Hybrid at the core
3. People-centric compliance


I find the most interesting comment to be “People-Centric File Storage and Collaboration”. I take this to suggest a move to storing the majority of files in OD4B rather than team sites and promote people to use it. Now that Microsoft owns Yammer, I assume Yammer will be tightly integrated with SharePoint and soon may disappear just like Fast search.


Now most awaited SharePoint Server 2016 RTM will be available to customers in Q2 CY 2016 but a Public Beta would be available in Q4 CY 2015.


Another good news is that if your company is interested in providing feedback on early versions of SharePoint 2016, Microsoft can invite you to nominate them for the Technology Adoption Program (TAP). Joining the on-premises TAP Program provides companies with a number of advantages, such as providing input and feedback for future releases of SharePoint, Project Server, and/or Exchange Server; developing a close relationship with the Product Teams; and receiving pre-release information about SharePoint, Project Server and Exchange.

To apply for TAP you need to visit

Release date of SharePoint Beta 2016

Hi All,

Just a head-up on SharePoint 2016 release details. This dates are not yet confirmed but good for initial guidance.

SharePoint Beta 5th June 2015

Some Highlights for the SharePoint 2016:
The next version of SharePoint is not the last version of SharePoint server that Microsoft will SHIP. So thats a very good news for the SharePoint On-premises community.
You can still use Infopath Forms 2013 with SharePoint 2016. Forms for SharePoint library seems dropped from the list.
More integration features with Office 2016.
Delve and yammer still does not have much of clarity on integration with SharePoint 2016.
Lot more site and list templates to use from.
Hybrid mode of SharePoint is also given some extra consideration.
Improved Business Intelligence features.

Hope this head-up is helpful for you.