Microsoft first released the SharePoint 2016 IT Preview in August 2015. Yesterday's release is essentially a roll up of updates and enhancements based on customer and partner feedback. You can check out the official Microsoft announcement on the Office Blog.
The Microsoft blog summarizes the updates made in SharePoint Server 2016 Beta 2 since the IT Preview, including:
- Profile synchronization with Microsoft Identity Manager
- Data Loss Prevention
- Extensible Hybrid App Launcher
- Profile Redirection
In fact, many of these features are highlighted in the e-book “What’s New in Microsoft SharePoint 2016 and Office 365”.
As you are learning about or even trying out SharePoint 2016, it’s also time to start thinking about your next migration. With each of the previous major releases —SharePoint 2010 and 2013 — we saw a big wave of migration activity, and we expect the same with 2016. It’s the start of the clock or the kick in the butt for many organizations to evaluate their existing environment and consider whether they will upgrade to the latest and greatest on-premises, or take this opportunity to move to the cloud in Microsoft Office 365.
Now is the time to start planning and testing your migration.
Quest Migration Suite for SharePoint is already ready to go for SharePoint 2016 Beta 2! Dell Migration Suite is built with a future-proof design – leveraging Microsoft’s Web-based APIs – that enables us to support any new SharePoint version at the time of release. As such, Migration Suite can be used today in SharePoint 2016 beta labs, and will support SharePoint Server 2016 upon its release.
So we invite you to download a free trial of Dell Migration Suite for SharePoint today! The agentless solution has been proven to help customers and partners reduce migration time by up to 80% or more.
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See for yourself how much time you can save!