SharePoint 2016 New Features


Microsoft has introduced about the new version of SharePoint 2016 recently. I have already explain about how to install SharePoint 2016 and if you want check again please check this link

Let’s discuss SharePoint 2016. SharePoint Server 2016 has many new sharing improvements available. It is very clear that Microsoft is putting its focus on the cloud.

The main important thing about this release was to enable those customers who are still not in a position to move to the cloud to utilize some of the newest innovations which cloud technologies provide.

This will combine with better user experiences and more people-centric compliance. And this will allow you to secure access to applications and data from anywhere. There are many improvements coming to SharePoint 2016 that will help make SharePoint a more scalable and easier to manage platform. Microsoft continues to make things more scalable and easier to manage for themselves in Office 365 and will benefit from these improvements as well.

Software and Hardware Requirements for SharePoint 2016.

Operating System
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4

Software Requirements:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012R2 adn above Versions
  • SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2
  • SharePoint Server 2016 Release Candidate Patch

SharePoint Server 2016 installation Pprerequisites

  • Windows Identity Foundation
  • SQL Client
  • Microsoft Identity Extension
  • Microsoft Sync Framework 1.0 SP1
  • Windows Server App Fabric
  • AppFabric 1.1 Cummulative Update
  • Active Directory Rights Management Services Client 2.1
  • Windows Communications Framework Data Services 5.6.0
  • .NET Framework 4.6
  • Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package
  • Security Update for .NET 4.5.2

New Features:


SharePoint 2016 has concentrated more on Authentication and standardization around SAML and OAuth.These Two standards are open standards and available in Sharepoint 2013. SAML will be the default authentication protocol for SharePoint 2016.

SMTP Connections:

SharePoint 2016 has encrypted the SMTP Connections. And it will use the StartTLS connection encryption for encrypting emails sent from SharePoint.

File Upload performance has been improved in SharePoint 2016. Here we will see the UI Changes in SharePoint 2016,

SharePoint 2016 Central Admin Page,

The breadcrumbs changed to an office 365 look and it is easy to convertto cloud.


Mobile Touch Expereince:

Microsoft has improved mobile user experience in Sharepoint 2016 .For that mobile user purpose they have invested a lot in HTML 5. As a company who are big ambassadors of great user experiences they can easily adapt sharepoint 2016. The out of the box mobile experiences on 2016 are still quite standard, although there is a new touch and friendly interfaces are available.

Hybrid Site:

SharePoint 2016 has introduced new features  to easily interact with online. Yes! Hereafter we can follow the Sharepoint 0365 site and any online sharepoint. And the sharepoint sites are available in

Hybrid Site

both on premises and online and your users follow those sites, you want to make sure that they can find both of them in one central location.


In SharePoint 2016 you can redirect our My Sites to your Office 365 subscription’s OneDrive for Business host. OneDrive has been already available in Sharepoint 2013.But SP 2016 they have increased user friendliness.

Server Role:

Now you choose the Sharepoint Server Role when yo are Installing the SharePoint .Ex For search Role We can install separate Servers.

Server Role

Threshold Limit:

In SharePoint 2016 they have removed the Threshold limit and we can query the list values of more than 5000 now. Normally we need this threshold limit otherwise your SQL will eat more memory and the page will be slow but now we don’t need to worry about that. Sharepoint 2016 Microsoft automated the creation of Indexed Columns.

  1. Increased File size uploads.- SharePoint Server 2016 now supports uploading and downloading files larger than 2,047 MB.

  2. The Site collection creation now faster than previous versions.

  3. Document Deletion Policy Center has been Changed now.-You can delete the record after 5 year.

  4. SharePoint business intelligence -SharePoint Server 2016 now supports SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.1 and the Power Pivot add-in and Power View.

  5. Site Folders view SharePoint Server 2016 provides a new Site Folders view that lets you access the document libraries in sites that you're following.

  6. Image and video previews - preview images and videos in SharePoint Server 2016 document libraries.

  7. Filenames - expanded support for special characters--- Now SharePoint 2016 will support the special characters for file name.

Deprecated Features in SP2016

  1. SharePoint Foundation is no longer available in the SharePoint Server 2016 release.

  2. SharePoint Server 2016 doesn't support the standalone install option but we can use Single Server Farm.

  3. Excel Services and its associated business intelligence capabilities are deprecated in SharePoint 2016 and those features are added in Excel online.

  4. The Tags and Notes feature is deprecated in SharePoint Server 2016. So cannot create new tags and notes or access existing ones.

  5. Stsadm.exe has been deprecated in SharePoint 2016.

For more features about SharePoint 2016, please wait for my other article it will come soon.


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