SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate

Microsoft recently announced the availability of SharePoint Server 2016 and Project Server 2016 Release Candidate (RC) for customers and partners who wished to deploy and evaluate SharePoint Server 2016 before its general availability in Spring of 2016.

As SharePoint Server 2016 has been built on the same platform as SharePoint Online as a result users can expect to see a couple of similarities between the two.

SharePoint Server 2016 RC reportedly provides significant value for developers, IT administrators and end users.

For Developers

SharePoint Server 2016, offers a unified development experience across the server and the cloud via a standardised set of modern and robust APIs.

For IT Administrators

SharePoint Server 2016 offers simplified administration and configuration functions that helps provide enhanced compliance and data security. In addition, it offers administrators unparalleled deployment flexibility to deploy the solution in the cloud, on-premises or in a hybrid scenario.

For End Users

SharePoint Server 2016 offers users better mobile access to content, applications and team members. User are able to take advantage of Delve, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business as a result of the SharePoint Server 2016 and Office 365’ seamless integration.

In an era of rapidly changing technology, businesses need to be equipped with the necessary tools and applications to respond to customer demands. Microsoft has tried to achieve the above with SharePoint Server 2016. Microsoft designed the SharePoint Server 2016 RC based on the customer feedback obtained from their customer forum – UserVoice.

This technology to positions the SharePoint customers to take advantage of innovations more quickly irrespective of how their SharePoint deployment environment is; on-premises, cloud or hybrid.

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