What’s new in SharePoint 2016?
Microsoft SharePoint is a document management and collaboration platform that helps companies manage the documents archives reports and other contents that is important to the business processes. The SharePoint 2016 has come with a lot of exciting features which includes an app launcher and UI changes giving a better user experience. The Hybrid OneDrive of SharePoint 2016 for business has been very favorable for the users who wish to venture into cloud storage the right way.
The main driving force for this release is to enable the customers who have still not reached the position to move to the cloud to utilize some of the newest and coolest innovations, which the cloud technology provides. All these features are wrapped up with better user experience and more people-centric compliance.
This is enabled my massive enhancement of hybrid infrastructure in SharePoint 2016. This could be your first step for an organization who don’t want to separate yourself from anything in the cloud. With the functionalities of both on-premises and cloud system organization can allow secure access to application and data from any place.
Though SharePoint 2016 did not necessarily reinvent the wheel, it offers organizations improved functionality which stood out in several key areas, namely search and better hybrid functionality, resulting in an environment where information can be more easily obtained from multiple sources, both in-cloud and on-prem. Users are also given more options when it comes to customization of these features. Check out for the summary of all the new features that come with SharePoint 2016 and how it has moved on since SharePoint 2013.
SharePoint 2016 App Launcher can be connected with Office 365 giving an integrated view of the hybrid solution. In SharePoint 2016, users can redirect their My Sites to their Office 365 subscription’s OneDrive for Business.
Whether you are following the sites in SharePoint 2016 or Office 365, a single site view would show the list of all followed sites in single view. SharePoint hybrid team sites must be configured to utilize this feature.
SharePoint Server 2016 now provides the same data loss prevention capabilities as Office 365. The Hybrid search is able to search for sensitive information like credit card and other confidential information using Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies.
SharePoint 2016 offers a UI similar to that of Office 365 so that the users can navigate without any hassle of learning different UI experience. This helps the users to get more used with Office 365 experience as a whole.
SharePoint 2016 search now supports up to 500 million of items per search server application than its predecessor SharePoint 2013.
SharePoint 2016 features a fast site collection creation. It can create site collection faster by saving the round trip between SQL Servers and SharePoint by using new templates at the same location as SQL server.
In SharePoint 2013 there has been a limit of 5000 items per list the threshold limit can be, however, increased and it will start to deteriorate the performance.
Durable links enable every files stored in SharePoint to have a unique id. SharePoint 2016 also supports downloading and uploading of large files. The users can specify file size per web application.
With this feature in SharePoint 2016 you can specify the specific role of the server and each role has its specific needs. Install just the role and it'll make sure that all servers that belong to each role are compliant.
With this, the SharePoint administrator can now apply patches and cumulative updates without going offline. This greatly reduces the difficulty of full patch being applied at once thus offering easier deployment with zero downtime.
Sharepoint 2013 web apps can be upgraded to SharePoint 2016 by attaching sharepoint 2013 database. Upgrade paths from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2016 are not available. The web application must be in the SharePoint 2013 mode.
Sharepoint 2016 performs better and faster than any other sharepoint versions. For most business the benefits of SharePoint 2016 are worth the investment of upgrading. Ready to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of SharePoint?