New Collaboration Features Rolled out to SharePoint Server 2016
Check out all the bells and whistles in Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016
When Microsoft first released SharePoint Server 2016, they made it clear that it would be a foundational release, and that there would be continuous innovation as the cloud and technology in general continued to change. Just a few months ago, Microsoft released the next version of SharePoint Server 2016 and is calling it Feature Pack 1.
What’s New in Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016
Feature Pack 1 includes an array of updates evolved from listening to the needs of customers and developers, as well as following through on a goal of offering better hybrid support.
More modern experience for OneDrive for Business
The OneDrive for Business user experience has been updated significantly to be much cleaner and have a more intuitive look and feel. Users will always have easy access to popular actions such as upload, edit, and share. In addition, they will enjoy the ability to keep files organized with improved selection and drag-and-drop functionality that works in a similar way to the file manager application on your personal computer.
Access to OneDrive API
If you’re a developer, you’ll be excited to learn that the OneDrive API allows you to build a quick integration to offer support for OneDrive from right within your app. The robust API offers the ability to connect to files and folders in OneDrive for Business and OneDrive Personal as well as SharePoint Online.
Improved logging of administrative actions
IT Administrators often spend significant time troubleshooting admin changes to their on-premises environment that cause unintended consequences. To assist with this type of troubleshooting, Microsoft has added logging to key SharePoint admin actions that are performed either through the SharePoint Server 2016 Management Shell or the SharePoint Server 2016 Central Administration website.
Server deployment enhancements
SharePoint Server 2016 also uses a new farm topology, MinRole, that helps to simplify deployment as well as improve reliability and performance. With MinRole, once a predefined set of server roles has been set up, the tool allows you to dictate what services you’re looking to run in your farm, and MinRole takes care of where they should actually be run.
Custom tiles in SharePoint
Now you have full control over the App Launcher. Easily add custom tiles that point to external sites, other SharePoint sites, external apps, and much more. This helps to keep all the relevant resources available at your fingertips whenever you need them.
Improved hybrid taxonomy
For those organizations with a hybrid solution that uses both SharePoint and Office 365, they’ll be happy to know that hybrid taxonomy in SharePoint Server 2016 helps customers move their taxonomy store to Office 365, which provides a single source for creating and managing Groups, Terms, and Term Sets through a single Managed Metadata Service.
Learn more about what’s in Feature Pack 1
A recent blog from Microsoft further outlines the updates in Feature Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2016. Should you still have any questions about how this affects you and your organization, don’t hesitate to reach out to the MessageOps team today at 877-788-1617 or through our contact form.