What You Should Know About Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016.


“Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their feedback and understand their needs.”  —Bill Gates

SharePoint Server 2016 has been developed applying these principles.

16-November-2015 marks an important milestone in the development of SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2. In conjunction with SharePoint release, Microsoft is also making available Project Server 2016 Beta 2.

In this post, A summary of the updates made in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 will be shared with you since the IT Preview.

What’s new in Beta 2 since IT Preview?

SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 builds upon the infrastructure strengths delivered in IT Preview and introduces new hybrid experiences that enable our customers to take advantage of the possibilities of the cloud.

Profile synchronization with Microsoft Identity Manager

SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 adds new support and solutions for using Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 to enable rich, bi-directional synchronization and common identity scenarios. Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 simplifies the identity lifecycle management with automated workflows, business rules and easy integration with heterogeneous platforms across the datacenter and cloud to include SharePoint Server 2016.

Data Loss Prevention

Enhanced support for new Data Loss Prevention capabilities is included in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2.

Extensible Hybrid App Launcher

SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 adds support to extend the App Launcher to deliver a common access experience across applications and solutions in Office 365 and SharePoint Server 2016. Learn about the Extensible App Launcher and more at the new hybrid resource center.

Profile Redirection

SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 builds on the strength of next generation hybrid investments enabling the mastering of profiles on-premises or in the cloud. Profile Redirection enables the extension of profiles to Delve About Me and additional Office 365 experiences for select users within an organization.

In addition to these changes, since the IT Preview, Project Server 2016 Beta 2 has introduced CSOM improvements for scale and performance and reduced the gap between object model and the PSI.

Learn more about what’s new in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 here. For more information on deploying SharePoint Server, It is recommended to have a fundamental knowledge and a training on it! If you are considering upgrading from previous versions, it is important to have a full back-up. New to Microsoft Sharepoint? Start a training today on Microsoft Sharepoint here.


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