SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Now Available

24 08 2015

Although not my current day-to-day line of work, I couldn’t miss this disclosure.

Here are some juicy bits:
Download SharePoint Server 2016 Preview from Official Microsoft Download Center
SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview has been designed, developed, and tested with the Microsoft Software as a Service (SaaS) strategy at its core. Drawing extensively from that experience, SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview is designed to help you achieve new levels of reliability and performance and empower users while meeting their demands for greater business mobility

Announcing availability of SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview and cloud hybrid search
Today we’re excited to announce availability of both SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview and the new cloud hybrid search preview for SharePoint Server 2013 and 2016. As we continue to develop SharePoint Server 2016, we’re paying close attention to trends in 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. We’ve been working hard to get this out to you, and we know you’ve been waiting patiently since we announced that it was coming. This is a long post, but there is a lot of important information, so if you want to jump in and install the preview, I really encourage you to read it completely.

There are a number of new resources made available in parallel to this launch to include:


Have fun!


Ready for the future? SharePoint 2016 disclosure

16 04 2015

more info for the next version. Check out the Sp team blog post

// SharePoint Server 2016 Update – Office Blogs //

Today, we are confirming that SharePoint Server 2016 will become generally available in Q2 2016, with a public beta planned for Q4 2015.  We also want to confirm our commitment to delivering on-premises releases of SharePoint for the foreseeable future. We envision a future where we will continue to have customers who choose a combination of on-premises, cloud and hybrid deployments for many years to come.

// SharePoint Server 2016 Update – Office Blogs //