Why should I upgrade to SharePoint 2016

We are in SharePoint 2013 and all are fines, Why should I spend money and Hire the resource to Migrate to SharePoint 2016 ? as We know that this is not simple on, off swtich that just I can upgrade to SP 2016

Why should I upgrade to SharePoint 2016?  What values SharePoint 2016 will add to my business?

I am already in SharePoint 2013 and I don’ see any dramatically changes that bill awesome for my business ?

Yes, you will get the awesome things and will love to SharePoint 2016

Here are the Point that prove why you should Upgrade to SharePoint 2016.

  1. Cloud – New Hybrid Possibilities with SharePoint 2016 and Office 365:SharePoint 2016 version is designed to work with your Office 365 is a major part of it. Before SharePoint 2016 we had a challenge like how to migrate to Cloud as Full trust code cannot move to SharePoint online but now you can leverage both things Cloud features as well as your SharePoint on premise.

Software industry is changing rapidly and everything is moving towards cloud. Cloud is here to stay and for a longer time. Microsoft wants their on-premises customers to have presence in the cloud. Even though SharePoint 2013 had some capabilities to connect to cloud, I think SharePoint 2016 it is much better. On-premises customers have better path to connect to Cloud and take advantages of it.

2.    Stability:

SharePoint 2016 is lot more stable and lot faster. SharePoint 2016 completely is built on cloud and delivered to on-premises customers. The same product was used by millions of online customers. It is considered as one of the most tested and stable product compared to previous versions of SharePoint. As per Microsoft, SharePoint 2016 will be considered as base code for any future versions of SharePoint, Zero downtime with high level support without anything to worry.

3.    No Support from Microsoft after sometime

As per previous version like MOSS 2007 or SP2010, you are not supported any more. Move to SP2016 as soon as possible. SharePoint 2010 is already is in extended Support, a near-death mode that will continue until 2020.

4.    Data loss Prevention (DLP):

DLP capabilities protects your data where it is stored, when it is moved, and when it is shared. With this feature, you can monitor if any documents that contains sensitive information like, credit card number, SSN number etc and take appropriate action.

DLP feature comes with no extra cost. That means, you don’t have to rely on 3rd part tools any more. This saves your time and money and you will be secure by world’s number one product company so tension free life if you are dealing with sensitive information on cloud.

5.    Durable Links:

Durable Links can be big reason to upgrade to SP2016. In file share or earlier versions of SharePoint, if you have the move the file or rename the file, the link is broken. In SharePoint 2016, you can move the document anywhere or rename, your links will not be broken any more. This works for all office documents including PDF. This is feature is very help full, if you have book marked the link or shared the URL with external users.

  1. OneDrive Redirection: Stay Connected with all in One Place It is partially available in SharePoint 2013 but with SharePoint 2016 you can redirect your My Sites to your Office 365 subscription’s OneDrive for Business host. In other words, if a user clicks on OneDrive, he’ll be redirected to his Office 365 My Site and no longer to his On-Premises

7.    Upload and DB size:

Very big Change from Database size support, you can have High volume content size in SharePoint, Earlier version it was 2 GB File size, In SP 2016, it is increased to 10 GB and the upload is done using background intelligence service (BITS) protocol rather than HTTP protocol. Also, now content DB supports Terra bytes of data.

  1. Fast Site Creation in SharePoint 2016 :If I will share all details and how it works you will be bored let me tell you top level what it is as per Microsoft Tech blogs Fast Site Collection Creation is a new capability in SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview that improves Site Collection creation performance by reducing Feature activation overhead. Similar to the approach associated with MinRole Site Collections that support Fast Site Collection Creation are Feature-optimized.

Fast Site Collection Creation is a mechanism designed to improve provision performance of Site Collections through instrumenting a copy operation using SPSite.Copy at the Content Database level

  1. MinRoles: You can now install just the role that you want on particular SharePoint 2016 servers. This will only install what’s required there, but even better, it’ll make sure that all servers that belong to each role are compliant. You’ll also be able to convert servers to run new roles if needed

10  Sites you follow in one place: Now users can click on “Follow” both On-Premises and on their Office 365 and see them all in one place under the “Sites” app in the App Launcher.

The wizard to configure either of the simple scenarios above work very well, as long as you follow the requirements

11  Zero Downtime Patching:  When we install SharePoint CU patch it is not easy and there is down time as well in SharePoint 2016 the size and number of the packages are immensely reduced. They’ve also removed the downtime previously required to update SharePoint servers

12  Removed 5,000 View Threshold – in SharePoint 2013 in A Document Library can have 30,000,000 documents, that’s never been an issue. However, many of you know that 5,000 seems to be the actual limit for many end users that don’t know they had to index their columns.

If we see the SQL content database side 5,000 view threshold is actually necessary, or our entire SharePoint would be slowed down. It prevents SQL from locking the entire database, really.

Instead of removing this unpopular threshold, they automated the creation of Indexed Columns. This means that, technically, the limit is still there, but you won’t have to worry about it

13  Increased File Size for uploads though I still wouldn’t recommend storing large files in SharePoint, you can now go way beyond the previous 2GB limit for files. Though there’s no real limit, Microsoft has strongly recommended it stays at 10GB. Otherwise, end users will very likely get disconnected, or get a time out while uploading large files.

14   Health Analyzer will have advanced scheduled scan which can run on servers in the farm daily. It also has the

15  User Profile Service Application is being removed – AD Import will still exist but profile sync is being removed.. because of the few issues we experienced :). If you want to still use the User Profile service, you will need to setup FIM (Forefront Identity Manager) as a separate server outside of the SharePoint Farm.

16  Auto-Indexing List View (Overriding 5000 Items Threshold) – SharePoint 2016 introduces a new Timer job called “Large list column index management” which examines the views in Lists that exceed 2,500 items and then determines the appropriate columns to create an index on. See details

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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