What’s new for SharePoint 2016

SharePoint 2016 will NOT be the last version of on-prem server 😉

1. SharePoint App – Now you can get SharePoint in your Pocket with a new SharePoint App! Microsoft just announced an App for SharePoint.
This gives you access to ‪#‎SharePoint‬ Online and On-prem SharePoint data. ‪See the Video Here.
Few noted features of this App :
* Quick access to all the libraries and sites in a hybrid environment.
* Access sites from on-prem as well.
* Responsive & fast by design.
* Using office graph to show data most relevant to the user
* Uses new #SharePoint Framework for full JavaScript Client side rendering for for pages and underneath document libraries.

2. General availability of SharePoint 2016 –
 Starting today, MSDN Subscribers can now download SharePoint 2016 for testing and development purposes.
MSDN subscribers downlod ShaarePoint 2016

3. There is a new SharePoint Framework!

Noted Features – All JavaScript Client side rendering, to build Responsive and fast out of the box apps, New publishing model – with canvas (no webpart zones), lightweight and mobile responsive. The SharePoint Framework will be available to existing SharePoint sites, and you will be able to host client-side web parts developed with the new SharePoint Framework on existing SharePoint pages. ‪See the Video Here.

SharePoint Framework

4. Feature Packs for SharePoint – By 2017, SharePoint 2016 will start getting Feature Packs! similar to how we get Office 365 updates today. So changes like new SYNC client etc will be released as feature packs for SharePoint. It is accelerating the pace of #sp2016. No more cloud first!


About Krishana Kumar

Krishana Kumar is SharePoint Architect/Trainer having Architecture experience with high volumes at Enterprise level and global scale - creation of highly scalable solutions with global user base and geographically distributed architectural components. Good knowledge of SharePoint best practices and governance models. I hold Two Master degree in Computer Science with over 11 years of experience working on Microsoft Technologies specially SharePoint, Project, .NET and other Information Worker Technologies. Having good exposer in Client side scripting Angular.js, backbone and Node. I am currently responsible for SharePoint Infrastructure set up and leading teams in various medium and large scale projects, architecting, designing & installing SharePoint farms, developing custom components,, and providing advanced SharePoint administration and development training to teams and customers. I regularly speaks in various SharePoint User Groups and other Events. I have MCSA Windows Azure, MCSA Office 365, MCSE & MCSD SharePoint 2013, Microsoft Certified Developer (MCD) and holds MCPD, MCTIP and MCTS for SharePoint 2010, MCTS MOSS 2007 & WSS 3.0, MCPD, MCITP (EPM 2010 & 2007) and MCSD .NET.
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