Microsoft announces SharePoint Server 2016, coming later this year

Microsoft has announced that it will be launching SharePoint Server 2016 later this year.

Last year at the SharePoint Conference, Microsoft revealed that it would be launching the next version of SharePoint Server in 2015 with new features and better Office 365 integration. Now, the company has shed some light on the upcoming release through its blog.

It was being speculated that Microsoft would phase out the on-premise SharePoint Server in favour of SharePoint Online at some point but it seems that won't happen any time soon. According to Microsoft, many customers are yet to switch to cloud based services and giving a hybrid solution combining SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online to them makes sense for the company.

The various Office 365 features that are coming to SharePoint Server 2016 include Search using Office Delve, Portals, Files, Team Sites, Power BI and Social integration with Yammer.

Microsoft will be hosting the Ignite conference in Chicago from May 4-8, where the company is expected to reveal more about Office 365 and SharePoint Server 2016 in addition to the next Windows Server features.

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