SharePoint 2016 new and improved features

This SharePoint 2016 tutorial, we will discuss various new features of the SharePoint server 2016. SharePoint new and improved features as well as SharePoint 2016 new features for developers.

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SharePoint 2016 new features

Below are a few new features of the SharePoint server 2016.

SharePoint 2016 New FeatureDescription
Access ServicesNew Access features are available when you deploy Access Services in SharePoint Server 2016.
Compliance featuresNew compliance features for SharePoint Server 2016 include the document deletion and in-place hold policies.
Customized web partsThe compile time for customized XSLT files used for Content Query, Summary Links, and Table of Contents Web Parts is improved.
Document Library accessibilitySharePoint Server 2016 includes new document library accessibility features.
Durable linksResource-based URLs now retain links when documents are renamed or moved in SharePoint.
Encrypted ConnectionsSharePoint Server 2016 supports TLS 1.2 connection encryption by default.
Fast Site Collection CreationThe Fast Site Collection Creation feature is a rapid method to create site collections and sites in SharePoint.
Filenames – expanded support for special charactersSharePoint Server 2016 now supports using some special characters in file names that were blocked in previous versions.
Hybrid in SharePoint 2016Hybrid 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 contentSharePoint Server 2016 now provides the same data loss prevention capabilities as Office 365.
Image and video previewsYou can now preview images and videos in SharePoint Server 2016 document libraries.
Information Rights ManagementSharePoint Server 2016 provides an Information Rights Management (IRM) capabilities to secureinformation by encrypting and securing information on SharePoint libraries with OneDrive for Business.
Large file supportSharePoint Server 2016 now supports uploading and downloading files larger than 2,047 MB.
MinRoleMinRole 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 experienceSharePoint Server 2016 offers an improved mobile navigation experience.
New controls for working with OneDrive for BusinessSharePoint 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 sitesSharePoint 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 library templates.
Project ServerNew Project Server features are available in SharePoint Server 2016.
ReFS file system supportSharePoint Server 2016 now supports drives that are formatted with the ReFS file system.
SharePoint business intelligenceSharePoint Server 2016 now supports SQL Server 2016 CTP 3.1 and the Power Pivot add-in and Power View.
SharePoint SearchSharePoint Search Server Application has significant changes to its deployment.
Sharing improvementsSharePoint Server 2016 has many new sharing improvements available.
Site Folders viewSharePoint Server 2016 provides a new Site Folders view that lets you access the document libraries in sites that you’re following.
Sites page pinningThis new feature helps you see and follow sites.
SMTP Connection EncryptionSharePoint Server 2016 supports sending email to SMTP servers that use STARTTLS connection encryption.
SMTP ports (non-default)SharePoint Server 2016 adds support for SMTP servers that use TCP ports other than the default port (25).
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 browser page.
OneDrive Redirectionyou can redirect your My Sites to your Office 365 subscription’s OneDrive for Business host
Sites you follow in one placeNow 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 Searchthe 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 2016SharePoint 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 ImprovementsHybrid 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.
MinRolesYou can now install just the role that you want on particular SharePoint 2016 servers.
Zero Downtime Patchingthe size and number of the packages are immensely reduced
Removed 5,000 View Threshold
Increased File Size for uploadsyou can now go way beyond the previous 2GB limit for files
Fast Site CreationBy using a template, they’re now able to create Site Collections in 1 second
New Compliance Center in SharePoint 2016allow you to build your own policies and apply them against your environment.
New Collaboration Experience in SharePoint 2016you’ll find SharePoint 2016 comes with a touch friendly interface.
Durable LinksIf the file name is changed or the document moved, durable links should make it seamless to the user.
Site FoldersThe 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

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