Here we will discuss about few new and improved features of SharePoint 2016.
|New and improved features in SharePoint Server 2016|
|Access Services||New Access features are available when you deploy Access Services in SharePoint Server 2016 .|
|Compliance features||New compliance features for SharePoint Server 2016 include the document deletion and in-place
|Customized web parts||The compile time for customized XSLT files used for Content Query, Summary Links, and Table of
Contents Web Parts is improved.
|Document Library accessibility||SharePoint Server 2016 includes new document library accessibility features.|
|Durable links||Resource-based URLs now retain links when documents are renamed or moved in SharePoint.|
|Encrypted Connections||SharePoint Server 2016 supports TLS 1.2 connection encryption by default.|
|Fast Site Collection Creation||The Fast Site Collection Creation feature is a rapid method to create site collections and sites in
|Filenames – expanded support for special characters||SharePoint Server 2016 now supports using some special characters in file names that were
blocked in previous versions.
|Hybrid in SharePoint 2016||Hybrid in SharePoint Server 2016 enables you to integrate your on-premises farm with Office
365 productivity experiences, allowing you to adopt the cloud at your own pace.
|Identify and search for sensitive content||SharePoint Server 2016 now provides the same data loss prevention capabilities as Office 365.|
|Image and video previews||You can now preview images and videos in SharePoint Server 2016 document libraries.|
|Information Rights Management||SharePoint Server 2016 provides Information Rights Management (IRM) capabilities to secure
information by encrypting and securing information on SharePoint libraries with OneDrive for
|Large file support||SharePoint Server 2016 now supports uploading and downloading files larger than 2,047 MB.|
|MinRole||MinRole is a new feature in SharePoint Server 2016 that allows a SharePoint farm administrator
to define each server’s role in a farm topology.
|Mobile experience||SharePoint Server 2016 offers an improved mobile navigation experience.|
|New controls for working with OneDrive for Business||SharePoint Server 2016 provides controls at the top of your personal document folders that
make common tasks in OneDrive for Business more accessible.
|New Recycle Bin in OneDrive and Team sites||SharePoint Server 2016 adds a link for the Recycle Bin in the left navigation area of the OneDrive
and Team sites.
|Open Document Format (ODF)||SharePoint Server 2016 adds support for Open Document Format (ODF) files to use in document
|Project Server||New Project Server features are available in SharePoint Server 2016.|
|ReFS file system support||SharePoint Server 2016 now supports drives that are formatted with the ReFS file system.|
|SharePoint business intelligence||SharePoint Server 2016 now supports SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.1 and the Power Pivot add-in
and Power View.
|SharePoint Search||SharePoint Search Server Application has significant changes to its deployment.|
|Sharing improvements||SharePoint Server 2016 has many new sharing improvements available.|
|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.
|Sites page pinning||This new feature helps you see and follow sites.|
|SMTP Connection Encryption||SharePoint Server 2016 supports sending email to SMTP servers that use STARTTLS connection
|SMTP ports (non-default)||SharePoint Server 2016 adds support for SMTP servers that use TCP ports other than the default
|Web Application Open Platform Interface Protocol (WOPI)||You can now rename files, create new files, and share files from within the WOPI iframe on the
|OneDrive Redirection||you can redirect your My Sites to your Office 365 subscription’s OneDrive for Business host|
|Sites you follow in one place||Now users can click on “Follow” both On-Premises and on their Office 365 and see them all in
one place under the “Sites” app in the App Launcher.
|Hybrid Cloud Search||the Office 365 Search will take your On-Premises SharePoint Search Index so that it can give
you results from both for the same query.
|App Launcher and UI changes in SharePoint 2016||SharePoint 2016 introduces the App Launcher, as well as changes to the UI, to help it match
the Office 365 experience.
|SharePoint 2016 Infrastructure and Performance Improvements||Hybrid isn’t the only thing to get attention with SharePoint 2016, a lot of polishing has been
done by Microsoft after having used the platform themselves with Office 365.
|MinRoles||You can now install just the role that you want on particular SharePoint 2016 servers.|
|Zero Downtime Patching||the size and number of the packages are immensely reduced|
|Removed 5,000 View Threshold|
|Increased File Size for uploads||you can now go way beyond the previous 2GB limit for files|
|Fast Site Creation||By using a template, they’re now able to create Site Collections in 1 second|
|New Compliance Center in SharePoint 2016||allow you to build your own policies and apply them against your environment.|
|New Collaboration Experience in SharePoint 2016||you’ll find SharePoint 2016 comes with a touch friendly interface.|
|Durable Links||If the file name is changed or the document moved, durable links should make it seamless to
|Site Folders||The OneDrive for Business area is turning out to be more than just a My Site. It aims to bring
users to one place to help them work with their files regardless of where they are