SharePoint Server 2016 Preview Release Notes

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It’s finally here!

Download SharePoint Server 2016 Preview: (About 2.8 GB):

What Should you know?

  • Watch this intro video from Microsoft:
  • New role-based installation architecture ( learn more from this SharePoint conference video: What’s new for IT Professionals in SharePoint Server 2016.
  • SharePoint 2016 now supports In-place/online installation of patches.
  • Hybrid Search: search cloud and on-premises farms, no matter where you search from.
  • Office 365 app launcher is now available on on-premises.
    SharePoint 2016 App Launcher
  • Document libraries now support uploading single files up to 10GB
  • SharePoint Server 2016 is built on the same core platform as SharePoint Online.
  • SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview cannot be upgraded to RTM
  • SharePoint 2016 on-premises is finally on HMTL5.

Deprecated / removed Features

  • Free edition is gone: SharePoint Foundation.
  • Excel Services and Most SharePoint BI capabilities. Learn More
  • Tags and Notes (about time) Also note, users no longer will be able to access existing ones.
  • stsadm.exe – simple, just use PowerShell.
  • ForeFront Identity Manager (FIM) for syncing Active Directory and SharePoint.

More on Cloud Hybrid Search

  • Cloud hybrid search allows you to crawl on-premises content into your Office 365 index.
  • Office Delve can show results from on-premises and Office 365 environments simultaneously.
  • Search results are presented as a combined relevancy ranking.
  • Cloud hybrid search preview won’t work (for now) with SharePoint 2016 preview.

Download cloud hybrid search from here: 



Although Tags and Notes are supposed to be removed. They are still available on my SharePoint 2016 IT preview install.

tags and notes sp2016

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